3-1 Role of the UN in the standardization of geographical names. Helen Kerfoot Natural Resources Canada. Background. 1950s - need for clear unambiguous names in UN cartography and communication 1960s -first UN technical meetings; first UN conference (1967) 2000s
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April 18-20, 2001, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1. Working Group on Country Names THE UNGEGNConvenor: Sylvie Lejeune (France) [email protected] Working Group on Gazetteers and Toponymic Data Files Convenor: Randall Flynn (USA) [email protected] Working Group on Toponymic TerminologyConvenor: Naftali Kadmon (Israel) [email protected] Working Group on Publicity and FundingConvenor: David Munro [email protected] Working Group on Romanization SystemsConvenor: Peeter Päll (Estonia) [email protected] Working Group on Training Courses in ToponymyConvenor: Ferjan Ormeling (Netherlands) [email protected] Working Group on Evaluation and implementationConvenor: Ki-Suk Lee (Republic of Korea) [email protected]
8. Working Group on Exonyms THE UNGEGNConvenor: Milan Orozen Adamic (Slovenia) [email protected] Working Group on PronunciationConvenor: Donall Mac Giolla Easpaig (Ireland) [email protected] UNGEGN Working Groups that have beencreated, fulfilled theirfunctions, and have been disbanded, include:Names of undersea and maritime features Extraterrestrial topographic names