The Regional Committee of the UN Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN GGIM:Americas) was established on August 23, 2013, replacing the Permanent Committee for Geospatial Data Infrastructure of the Americas (PC‐IDEA), in accordance with resolution 7, adopted at the 10th UN Regional Cartographic Conference for the Americas at the UN Headquarters in New York. The name change is in keeping with the regional body’s renewed mandate to have increased close cooperation and coordination with UN-GGIM. The aim of the UN-GGIM:Americas is to determine regional issues relevant to the management of geospatial information, in line with the global challenges especially in the context of sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. The Regional Committee aims particularly to take the necessary action on these regional issues resulting from the use of geospatial information based on the member countries’ knowledge and exchange of experiences and technologies to enable the development of the Geospatial Data Infrastructure for the Americas. For more details, please visit: http://www.cp-idea.org/.