Third Regional Cartographic Conference for Americas
More than 150 participants, including cartographers and representatives of 33 countries as well as observers from 10 interested organizations, attended the Third Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas which opened at United Nations Headquarters on 19 February. Bi Jilong, Under-Secretary-General for Technical Co-operation for Development (DTCD), addressed the opening meeting. The Third Conference which is scheduled to conclude on 1 March has before it for discussion more than 50 technical papers.
Bi Jilong (third from left) addressing the Conference. Others at the presiding table, are (1 to r) Kadri El-Araby, Acting Chief, Infrastructure Branch, DTCD; Nicky Beredjick, Director, Natural Resources and Energy Division, DTCD; Max de Henseler, Executive Secretary, and Dmitry Votrin, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Conference.