UNITAR and Esri Host Annual Conference in Geneva

Renowned Speakers Explore Use of Location-Based Tools to Support Sustainable Development Goals

Redlands, California, April 28, 2016 — Earlier this week, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and  Esri announced the featured speakers at the annual  GIS for a Sustainable World Conference, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, May 2 to 4.

Conference speakers will explore the ways geographic information system (GIS) technology can tackle global issues—such as ending hunger and poverty and promoting education and gender equality—outlined in the UN's 17 sustainable development goals. The speakers will discuss the power and importance of using intelligent maps and spatial analysis to address food security, global health, climate change, refugees, population migration, and more.

"Geospatial technologies have the potential to play a significant role toward ensuring [that] sustainable development goals are met," said Einar Bjoro, manager of UNITAR's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). "This event will demonstrate the variety and innovative nature of the international community."

  • Who
    • Einar Bjoro, PhD, Manager of UNOSAT
    • Este Geraghty, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri
    • Barbara J. Ryan, Director of UNITAR's Group on Earth Observations
    • Nikhil Seth, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNITAR
  • What: GIS for a Sustainable World Annual Conference
  • Where: Campus Biotech, 9 Chemin des Mines, Geneva, Switzerland
  • When: May 2–4, 2016
  • Activities
    • Exhibit EXPO
    • Technical Workshops
    • Breakout Sessions

Register now at  esri.com/events/gisforsdgs.

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at  www.esri.com.

 

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