15th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting

General Information

Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, August 5, 2015 (All day)
Venue (short): 
UNHQ, New York - USA

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) cordially invite you to attend the 15th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) to be held in New York, USA on 3 - 5 August 2015.

Formed in 2000, UNGIWG is a network of UN professionals working in the fields of cartography and geospatial information management science to address issues of common concern. Since its inception, UNGIWG has been laying the foundations for a United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure (UNSDI, in UNGIWG 14, the name was changed as Spatial Data Initiative with emphasis on data sharing). At its core, the UNSDI contributes substantively to the mission of the United Nations by engaging member states, regional organizations and partners in building consensus, policy and governance mechanisms to ensure that geospatial data and information sharing practices are used widely in advancing social, economic development, environmental and humanitarian agendas.

Kindly note that each participant is responsible for travel, accommodation, visa arrangements and all expenses. Please don’t hesitate to take instant loans for bad credit and to contact for the UNGIWG Secretariat at contact at secretariat@ungiwgsec.org for further information. Looking forward to a productive UNGIWG-15 in New York on 3 - 5 Aug. 2015.

UNGIWG Co-chairs, 2013-2015

Registration

Registration is open.

Agenda

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Documents

Background Documents


UNGIWG 14 Meeting Report

UNGIWG 14 Meeting Report final

 

General Documents

UNGIWG_TOR.pdf

 

UNGIWG 1-9: Actions and Recommendations List

UNGIWG-ActionList.doc

 

Investing in ICT: United Nations Secretariat Report

N0830015.pdf

N0832648.pdf

 

For reference only:

UNSDI Compendium and Strategy Implementation Paper

UNSDI_Compendium_13_02_2007.pdf

UNSDI_Strategy_Implementation_Paper.pdf

UNSDI Institutional Governance Framework

Interim_UNSDI_Frameworkv1_4.doc

UNSDI Architecture v2.png

UNSDI_Governance_Framework_v.07_DRAFT.pdf

unsdi_support_resolution.doc

UNSDI Technical Governance Framework

Proposed_UNSDI_Tech_Gov_Framework_v1.1.doc

Draft_Proposed_UNSDI_TechGov_Framework_ExecSum.doc

TechnGov_Framework_Data_v1.1.doc

Venue

United Nations Headquarters Address:

UN Headquarters

First Avenue at 46th Street New York,

NY 10017 USA

 

Meeting Rooms: 2726 and 2727 / Flex meeting on 27th floor of the Secretariat Building

Maps and Floor Plans

Maps: 

Travel Information

Travel Advisory: The United States is at security level 1 (Minimal) and is considered non-restrictive regarding travel and family accompaniment at the duty station. Currently there are no significant security threats in general nor direct threats to UN personnel or assets within the country. Travelers should be aware of petty crime which may include pick pocketing and street scams, and exercise caution while transiting in public areas as well as when using ATM machines or money exchange tellers. Spare credit cards, travel documents and valuable items must be kept in a protected place such as the safe box in the hotel. Handbags should not be placed over backs of chairs or under tables at restaurants and one should always be vigilant when moving about the streets at night. It is the traveler’s responsibility to comply with immigration, customs and health requirements while entering/exiting the country.

Security Clearance Procedure: This country uses TRIP at https://dss.un.org.  For UN Presonnels, please submit the security clearance 7 days prior to travel. Technical assistance for TRIP is available at dsshelp@un.org or +1 917 367-9438.

Note: For all international travel to this country, security clearance must be requested a minimum of 7 days prior to travel.

Identification Badges and Ground Passes: For UN presonnels from different UN duty stations, you may use your UN Laissez-Passer to facility entrance to the UN premises or request your representative office in New York to make arrangements for your ground pass.  For participants from non-UN organizations, a temporary day pass will be arranged by UNGIWG Secretariat based on the registration.

Immigration Requirements: Participants should contact relevant United States of America embassies or consulates on visa requirements, and obtain the appropriate entry permit where necessary as early as possible.  Please contact UNGIWG Secretariat, if you need an official invitation letter for supporting documentation for visa request.

For more information on New York, please see the following link:

http://wikitravel.org/en/New_York_City

 

Accomodations

Arrangements for hotels need to be made by individual at hotels of their own choice. A list of hotel in the vicinity of the UN is provided below.

Please note that a credit card is normally required to make a reservation, participants should plan accordingly.

Participants can contact hotels directly and make reservations.  It is highly recommended to make the necessary reservations at least one week prior to the event.

Below are some popular web sites for hotel search:

Below is the list of hotels located in the vicinity of the United Nations (the list is from UNSD New York Resource Guide).

HOTEL NAME

HOTEL ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NO.

Affinia

155 East 50th Street

212-751-5710

Affinia Dumont

150th West 34th Street

212-481-7600

Algonquin

59 West 44th Street

212-840-6800

Ambassador

140 East 63rd Street

212-838-5700

Amsterdam Court

226 West 50th Street

212-459-1000

Beekman Hotel

3 Mitchell Place

212-355-7300

Benjamin

125 East 50th Street

212-753-2700

Bentley

500 East 62nd Street

212-644-6000

Crown Plaza Hotel

304 East 42nd Street

212-986-8800

D/Tree Metropolitan

569 Lexiongton Avenue and 53rd Street

212-752-7000

Eastgate Tower Hotel

222East 39th Street

212-687-8000

Envoy Club

377 East 33rd Street

212-481-4600

Fitzpatrick

141East 44th Street

212-784-2520

Grand Hyatt New York

42nd - Park Avenue

212-883-1234

Hemsley Middle Town

148 East 48th Street

212-755-3000

Hemsley New York

212 East 42nd Street

212-490-8900

Hemsley Park Lane

36 Central

212-521-6239

Hilton Manhattan East

304 East 42nd Street

212-986-8800

Marcel

201 East 24th Street and 3rd Avenue

212-696-3800

Melrose Hotel

140 East 63rd Street

212-838-5700

Milleniun Un Plaza

1 Un Plaza

212-758-1234

Moderine

243 West 55th Street

212-397-6767

Paramount Hotel

235 West 46th Street

212-764-5500

Pod Hotel

230 E 51st Street

212-755-5029

Radisson Lexington

511 Lexington Avenue

212-755-4400

Roger Smith

501 Lexington Avenue

212-755-1400

Shelburne Murray Hill

303 Lexington Avenue

212-689-5200

Southgate Tower Hotel

371 7th Avenue

212-563-1800

Surrey Hotel

20 East 76th Street

212-288-3700

Warwick

65 West 54th Street

212-247-2700

Dylan Hotel

52 East 44th Street

212-338-0500

The Alex

205 East 45th Street

212-867-5100

Dream Hotel

210 West 55th Street

212-247-2000

70 Park Avenue -Kempton Hotel

70 Park Avenue

212-973-2400

Roosevelt Hotel

45 East 45H Street at Madison Avenue

212-661-9600