General maps provide a common and practical way of sharing basic information on the geography of a country or an area. General maps are both a contextualization and an artistic rendering of a geospatial reality. General maps are produced by the United Nations to make readily available the international setting of Member States and territories including major populated places, administrative units, general infrastructure, and hydrology. The maps can be included in publications as a reference to facilitate the understanding of the role the United Nations plays following specific mandates or resolutions. This digital map canvas may be used by the public, following relevant map permission depending on intended usage.
General maps are available for the world, continent or macro-regions, country or territories or specific regions of interest where the United Nations plays a role following specific mandates or resolutions.