The United Nations' Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on 29 August 2014 the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the DataRevolution for Sustainable Development. He expects the group to provide him with inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
NGO's, NPO's and GIS experts from all around the world will gather between 7-8 April in Geneva Switzerland for the 2014 GIS for the United Nations Conference.
The Conference aims to show the possibilities Geospatial Information Systems and Geography have to offer to aid programs and other activities as well as to establish a platform for information exchange between stakeholders.
On 9 July 2013 the General Assembly established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global economic, social and environmental challenges.