GEO welcomes eight new Participating Organizations including the World Health Organization
The Group on Earth Observations announces a new partnership to strengthen use of technology to improve global health through an agreement with the World Health Organization. The announcement was made during the GEO 37th Executive Committee Meeting held in Geneva on 6 – 7 July. Eight new organizations joined GEO: Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI), African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education-English (ARCSSTEE), Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), Global Flood Partnership (GFP), Humanitarian Open Street Map (HOT), Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), World Ocean Council (WOC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Public health is a key area where Earth observations can help address global challenges such as those identified in the Sustainable Development Goals, under Goal 3, Good Health and Well-being. GEO promotes use of applications to visualize data in order to make improved decisions to attain the Agenda 2030 aim to leave no one behind.