United Nations Maps & Geospatial services

Maps have been produced under the auspices of the United Nations since the founding of the Organization in 1946. Maps can form the principal part of a United Nations document, be ancillary to other materials, or a part of proceedings of meetings in the Organization. Maps, whether traditional digital maps or web-maps, are the main medium to present and visualize geospatial information. Today, maps and geospatial services provide Member States and territories an acute awareness in the context of global, regional, and national challenges. Geospatial maps and services allow to monitor situation worldwide, perform advanced analytics or evaluate trends on specific themes, including through the use of earth observations and imagery from satellites or drones.  Geospatial web services support the mandates and operations of the Organization and provide perspectives on past and future challenges. Further information is available on Secretariat services.

Maps and geospatial information services of the United Nations may be used following the terms detailed under the heading map permission.


See also:


Climate Change








UN in General