Tuesday, May 4, 2021

1st meeting, 2nd Session of the UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names

3 May 2021 - - Opening of the session - Organizational matters - Item 2 (a) - GEGN.2/2021/1 - Organizational matters - Item 2 (b) - GEGN.2/2021/3 - Social and economic benefits, supporting sustainable development, measures taken and proposed for the implementation of resolutions and evaluation of the work of the Group of Experts The UN Group of Experts on Geographical Names UNGEGN sessions provide a forum where experts are able to learn and share best practices and norms, new developments in geographical names administration and standardization. The session also highlights the Group's role as an enabler in preserving cultural heritage and where appropriate support relevant aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The second session will address the theme "Geographical Names Supporting Sustainable Development and Management of the Pandemic", which supports General Assembly resolution 70/1, which called for ECOSOC inter-governmental bodies and forums to reflect the integrated nature of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) as well as the interlinkages between them.

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