Earth observations play a major role in helping countries achieve the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earth observations are used for monitoring and reporting on the SDG targets and indicators, and helps countries to develop policies, track progress, make informed decisions and implement change.
GEO promotes the inclusion of Earth observation data in the methodologies that are used to measure and ultimately achieve the SDGs.
GEO members are working in close collaboration with United Nations bodies, including the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and other GEO participating organisations including the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics ( TReNDS).
Through the Global Work Programme, GEO is making an impact on UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.