The UITP is the International Association for Public Transport. It gathers more than 1900 members coming from more than 100 countries. Its organization, based in a core team of 80 People based in Brussels, is made of 25 modal, geographic or thematic committees. The Design & Culture Committee has been founded in 2002 and allows experts coming from operators, transport authorities, professionals from the industry to share their common concerns and work on transversal issues (https://www.uitp.org/topics/design-culture/). A short history of the events and the deliverables obtained in the last 2 decades will be shown, but the main subject to present is about the transversal recommendations about transit maps throughout the world, which could be elaborated in cooperation with the Transit Mapping Symposium members, and published by the UITP as a strategic document.