FIJI REPRESENTED AT GLOBAL MEET

Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources Mr Tevita Boseiwaqa and Director Land Use Mr Samuela Naicegucegu at the 4th Session of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information.

The 4th?Session of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information is currently underway at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

?The Fourth Session of UN-GGIM will bring together senior executives from national geospatial information authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe.? Discussions and outcomes will further recognise and determine the critical role of geospatial information management and the need for strengthened collaboration and joined initiatives, to advance the development and use of geospatial data and tools to support global sustainable development?, according to the United Nations.

?The United Nations Committee of Experts on GGIM welcomes the participation of Member States and relevant international organisations and entities to its Fourth Session as it continues to move forward in fulfilling its mandate to enhance collaboration and support the use of geospatial information to promote sustainable development globally.?

Fiji being the only country from the Small Island Developing States in the Pacific attending this important session, is represented by the Permanent Secretary for Lands and Mineral Resources Mr Tevita Boseiwaqa and the Director Land Use Unit Mr Samuela Naicegucegu.

One of the important agenda in this meet is the adoption of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame. The Fijian permanent secretary has conveyed the Fijian Government?s commitment and support for the resolution adopted and the subsequent proposal to submit it to ECOSOC for tabling in the coming General Assembly.

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