UNGEGN Strategic Plan and Programme of Work 2021-2029
By UNGEGN Extended Bureau • May 2021
The ‘new’ United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) was established by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) resolution 20/18/2 in November 2017, replacing both the United Nations five-yearly Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names and the former UNGEGN. This Strategic Plan presents the vision, values and aims of UNGEGN, together with the following five strategies and their collective alignment to the relevant goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 1. Technical expertise; 2. Relationships, links and connections; 3. Effective work programmes; 4. Culture, heritage and language recognition; and 5. Promotion and capacity building.