United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management: Private Sector Network

At its sixth session, convened in New York in August 2016, the UNGGIM Committee of Experts discussed the proposal to endorse the establishment of the UN-GGIM Academic and Private Sector Networks. In making decision 6/101 the Committee of Experts, noting that the 2030 Agenda calls for stronger public-private partnerships in order for new data sources and technologies to be harnessed, agreed to the establishment of the Academic Network and the Private Sector Network (E/C.20/2016/15).


An active Private Sector Network (PSN) of representatives working in a mutually beneficial collaboration with the members of UN-GGIM to play a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and to promote its use to address key global challenges, enable citizen services and support the initiatives of the United Nations, particularly the global development agenda.

Terms of Reference (ToR)

To assist in the development of the ToR Sanjay Kumar of Geospatial Media has been appointed as the interim Chair with support from Denise McKenzie of the OGC.

The presentation from the August meetings can be reviewed here

The ToR was approved by the UNGGIM Executive in December 2016 and can be downloaded here.

 The PSN now has its own website. For further details on how to get involved and who the members are please see http://unggim-psn.org