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@example.com. Working Group on Gazetteers and Toponymic Data Files Convenor: Randall Flynn (USA) firstname.lastname@example.org. Working Group on Toponymic TerminologyConvenor: Naftali Kadmon (Israel) email@example.com. Working Group on Publicity and FundingConvenor: David Munro David.Munro@strath.ac.uk5. Working Group on Romanization SystemsConvenor: Peeter Päll (Estonia) firstname.lastname@example.org. Working Group on Training Courses in ToponymyConvenor: Ferjan Ormeling (Netherlands) email@example.com. Working Group on Evaluation and implementationConvenor: Ki-Suk Lee (Republic of Korea) firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Working Group on Exonyms THE UNGEGNConvenor: Milan Orozen Adamic (Slovenia) email@example.com. Working Group on PronunciationConvenor: Donall Mac Giolla Easpaig (Ireland) firstname.lastname@example.orgOther UNGEGN Working Groups that have beencreated, fulfilled theirfunctions, and have been disbanded, include:Names of undersea and maritime features Extraterrestrial topographic names