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1st Session of the UNGEGN in New York 29th April to 3rd May 2019

1st Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names will be held from 29th April to 3rd May 2019 in New York.

The Session aims to increase awareness of geographical names standardization, share the benefits that names provide in national economies and highlight its role in preserving cultural heritage.

The Session will represent national and international geographic name standardization. The Session will also promote the international dissemination of information on national standardized geographic names and the adoption of unique Romanization systems for the conversion of any non-Roman script into the Roman alphabet.


A short side meeting of the East Central and South-East Europe Division will be held on 1 May, 2019. At the meeting the national reports of Member States on activities in the area ofstandardization of geographical names will be presented.

More information on the session and session documents are available at:


Eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names

The Eleventh United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names was held at United Nations Headquarters from 8 to 17 August 2017, in accordance with Economic and Social Council decision 2016/259. The Conference was attended by 278 participants. from 66 countries.

More about the conferences can be found at UN’s official web site: Report of The Conference.


Register of geographic names published on European Data Portal

The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries.

Portals can be national, regional, local or domain specific. They cover the 28 EU Member States, EEA, countries involved in the EU’s neighbourhood policy and Switzerland.

Information regarding the provision of data and the benefits of re-using data is also included.

Currently, the European portal published 592.470 sets of data, including Register of geographic names.