The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) Session, New York, NY, August 8-17 2017

From the 8th to the 17th of August 2017, the 11th United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names will be held in New York, New York.

The purpose of UNGEGN is to provide encouragement and guidance to countries without an official nationwide system of standardization of geographical names. It also serves an over-arching clearing house function by collecting information on the techniques, systems, and procedures used by the member states in the standardization, dissemination, and transliteration of geographic names.

For more about this professional group, the upcoming conference in New York or other related UNGEGN events, see the official website.