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United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

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The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) is one of the nine expert groups of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and deals with the national and international standardization of geographical names. [1]

11 relations: Geneva, Geographic Names Information System, Headquarters of the United Nations, Josef Breu, Romanization, Standardization, Toponymy, UNGEGN Toponymic Guidelines, United Nations Economic and Social Council, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, United Nations Statistical Commission.

Geneva

Geneva (Genève, Genèva, Genf, Ginevra, Genevra) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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Geographic Names Information System

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its territories.

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Headquarters of the United Nations

The United Nations is headquartered in New York City, in a complex designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and built by the architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz.

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Josef Breu

Josef Breu (6 January 1914 in Trieste – 26 April 1998 in Vienna) was an Austrian geographer and cartographer and for several years Chair of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).

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Romanization

Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so.

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Standardization

Standardization or standardisation is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments Standardization can help to maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality.

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Toponymy

Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.

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UNGEGN Toponymic Guidelines

Toponymic Guidelines (full title: Toponymic guidelines for map and other editors, for international use) are up-to-date documents promoted by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).

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United Nations Economic and Social Council

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions.

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United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names

The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) is one of the nine expert groups of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and deals with the national and international standardization of geographical names.

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United Nations Statistical Commission

The United Nations Statistical Commission is a Functional Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council established in 1946; it oversees the work of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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UNGEGN, United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographic Names, United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Conferences on Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Conferences on the Standardization of Geographical Names.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Group_of_Experts_on_Geographical_Names

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