It is my sincere pleasure to inform you, that at the fourth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management at the UN Headquarters in New York 6.-8. August 2014 the ICA Initiative on an International Map Year 2015/16 was positively discussed.
It says in the resolution:
The Committee of Experts […] endorsed the International Map Year 2015-2016, as proposed by the International Cartographic Association (ICA), as a valuable means to promote the importance of maps and geospatial information globally.
– GGIM Report on the fourth session (6–8 August 2014)
With this we have reached a most prominent framework for the planned acitivities and I invite all members of the ICA family to consider their active participation.
President of the International Cartographic Association