We are thrilled to announce that the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) will be presenting at this year’s Geocortex User Conference!

The UNDSS provides safety and security services to 120,000 UN personnel in 117 countries, many of which work in challenging environments with increased risk to personal safety. Protecting UN personnel and enabling them to do their work is at the heart of what the UNDSS does.


To be successful, they must be coordinated, informed, and proactive. They maintain safety by analyzing threats, coordinating security in the field, supporting peacekeeping, collaborating with NGOs, and providing security at major events.

Andre Dehondt and Hwa Saup Lee of the UNDSS Crisis Management Information Support Section will present how their GIS helps them support this mission. Their systems provide critical information to decision makers that allows them to fulfill their duty of care obligations. Geocortex is currently used as the foundation for their Threat and Risk Assessment and Mobile Travel Advisory applications.

This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! The UNDSS does extremely important work, and they are a great example of how a GIS can help save lives and protect critical infrastructure.

We’re less than a month away from the Geocortex User Conference

This will be our first in-person conference in more than 10 years, and it’s sure to be a fun, informative, and inspiring few days! The conference takes place October 24 & 25 in Washington, DC. You can learn more about the 2017 Geocortex User Conference and register using the button below.

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