The International Commission on Glass (ICG), the Community of Glass Associations (CGA) and ICOMGlass are promoting a United Nations International Year of Glass for 2022. Its aim is to underline the scientific and economic importance of all glass, which includes automotive, according to the organizations.
A formal presentation was streamed worldwide in early December 2020 via the CSIC channel on YouTube. Last month the Spanish mission in the United Nations, with the support of the Egyptian delegation, initiated the process of delivering the resolution to the General Assembly (GA). They received support from UNIDO, the UN body focused on industrial development who are now editing a-final draft.
An auto glass member said he’s in support of having next year be known as the international year of glass.
“I think it’s a great idea to honor glass’ accomplishments, especially on the automotive side where you have so much advancement and technology through it,” said Peter Brown, president of Tiny & Son’s Auto Glass located in Pembroke, Mass. “Over the years the automotive side has produced so much from information across your windshield and more. It’s great to show support for the industry and glass as a whole.”
The resolution is looking to gain support from as many countries and continents as possible to accelerate the process and guarantee a unanimous vote at the next UN meetings of the GA, according to Alicia Durán, ICG president.
“For this, we are asking the main endorsers from every country to contact their Foreign Affairs ministries and their Permanent Missions at UN to ask for official support,” said Durán. “Let us continue gathering support to achieve our common dream. We are closer and closer to success.”