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.
- UN Library Research Guide: Maps, Flags and Boundaries
- Location Maps
ReliefWeb has produced a series of Location Maps highlighting a country, its capital, and the surrounding regions. These maps are intended for OCHA and the humanitarian partners to use in their documents, presentations, and websites, etc. to make reference to locations of interest. Want to use these maps in a report or on your website? Please see the map permission page first.
- UNHCR Maps
- UNOSAT Maps
UNOSAT, the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme, prepares maps, analytical reports and datasets in support of international humanitarian assistance operations to respond to crises caused by natural disasters, conflict and other complex emergencies.
- WTO maps
Key information about the WTO and world trade is displayed in the maps listed below. This includes information on membership of the WTO and various trade agreements, disputes between WTO members, and world trade flows.