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United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names
United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names First Session

Monday, 29 April, 2019 - Friday, 03 May, 2019, New York
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Programme

This session has concluded

Recent Meetings

10th plenary meeting

Presentation and adoption of decisions (continued)

Adoption of the report on the 2019 session

Election of officers of the 2021 session

Closing of the session

Members of the Group of Experts and observers wishing to participate in the session are kindly requested to submit the composition of their delegations to the secretariat of the Group of Experts, with a copy to the Statistics Division, DESA, and to also register through the “e-List of participants” module on the e-deleGATE secure portal.

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least an hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

To circulate statements electronically, please see “Contacts”.

Documents: GEGN.2/2019/INF/1, GEGN.2/2019/2, GEGN.2/2019/3, GEGN.2/2019/1/Rev.1, GEGN.2/2021/1 and GEGN.2/2019/L.1

  • May 03 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
9th plenary meeting

Special presentation

Toponymic data files and gazetteers (data processing and tools, database management, data dissemination: products and services) (Working Group on Toponymic Data Files and Gazetteers)

Writing systems and pronunciation (Working Group on Romanization Systems)

Other toponymic issues

Arrangements for the 2021 session of the Group of Experts

Other business

Presentation and adoption of decisions

Documents: GEGN.2/2019/INF/1, GEGN.2/2019/2, GEGN.2/2019/3, GEGN.2/2019/1/Rev.1 and GEGN.2/2021/1

  • May 03 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
8th plenary meeting

Toponymic data files and gazetteers (data processing and tools, database management, data dissemination: products and services) (Working Group on Toponymic Data Files and Gazetteers)

Writing systems and pronunciation (Working Group on Romanization Systems)

Members of the Group of Experts and observers wishing to participate in the session are kindly requested to submit the composition of their delegations to the secretariat of the Group of Experts, with a copy to the Statistics Division, DESA, and to also register through the "e-List of participants" module on the e-deleGATE secure portal.

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least an hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

To circulate statements electronically, please see “Contacts”.

Documents: GEGN.2/2019/INF/1, GEGN.2/2019/2, GEGN.2/2019/3 and GEGN.2/2019/1/Rev.1

  • May 02 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
7th plenary meeting

Special presentation

Activities on national standardization in Africa (Task Team for Africa)

Toponymic education (Working Group on Training Courses in Toponymy)

Toponymic terminology (Working Group on Toponymic Terminology)

Geographical names as culture, heritage and identity, including indigenous, minority and regional languages and multilingual issues (Working Group on Geographical Names as Cultural Heritage)

Exonyms (Working Group on Exonyms)

  • May 02 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
6th plenary meeting

Toponymic education (Working Group on Training Courses in Toponymy)

Toponymic terminology (Working Group on Toponymic Terminology)

Members of the Group of Experts and observers wishing to participate in the session are kindly requested to submit the composition of their delegations to the secretariat of the Group of Experts, with a copy to the Statistics Division, DESA, and to also register through the "e-List of participants" module on the e-deleGATE secure portal.

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least an hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

To circulate statements electronically, please see “Contacts”.

Documents: 

GEGN.2/2019/INF/1 ― Documentation for the session ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/2 ― Rules of procedure ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/3 ― Organization of work ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/1/Rev.1 ― Annotated provisional agenda

  • May 01 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
5th plenary meeting

National and international standardization of geographical names (continued)

Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors for international use

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 (Working Group on Evaluation and Implementation)

Issues of publicity for the Group of Experts and funding of Group projects (Working Group on Publicity and Funding)

Activities on national standardization in Africa (Task Team for Africa)

  • May 01 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
4th plenary meeting

National and international standardization of geographical names (continued)

Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors for international use

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 (Working Group on Evaluation and Implementation)

Members of the Group of Experts and observers wishing to participate in the session are kindly requested to submit the composition of their delegations to the secretariat of the Group of Experts, with a copy to the Statistics Division, DESA, and to also register through the "e-List of participants" module on the e-deleGATE secure portal.

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least an hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

To circulate statements electronically, please see “Contacts”.

Documents:  

GEGN.2/2019/INF/1 ― Documentation for the session ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/2 ― Rules of procedure ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/3 ― Organization of work ― Note by the Secretariat

GEGN.2/2019/1/Rev.1 ― Annotated provisional agenda

  • Apr 30 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
3rd plenary meeting

Cooperation and liaison with other organizations

International organizations

Economic Commission for Africa and Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

National and international standardization of geographical names

Names collection, office treatment, national authorities, features beyond a single sovereignty and international cooperation

  • Apr 30 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
2nd plenary meeting

Reports (continued)

Divisions of the Group of Experts

Working Group on Country Names

National and international meetings and conferences

Cooperation and liaison with other organizations

International organizations

Economic Commission for Africa and Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management

Members of the Group of Experts and observers wishing to participate in the session are kindly requested to submit the composition of their delegations to the secretariat of the Group of Experts, with a copy to the Statistics Division, DESA.

Delegations wishing to circulate their statements electronically through the PaperSmart Portal should send a copy of the statement at least an hour in advance of delivery. PDF format is preferred.

Documents: GEGN.2/2019/INF/1, GEGN.2/2019/2, GEGN.2/2019/1 and GEGN.2/2019/3

  • Apr 29 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)
1st plenary meeting

Opening of the session

Election of officers

Organizational matters

Reports of the Chair and the Secretariat

Governments on the situation in their countries and on the progress made in the standardization of geographical names

  • Apr 29 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Conference Room 2 (CB)