FIG General Assembly

Agenda

44th General Assembly - 2021

Sunday 20 and Friday 25 June 2021

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to this 44th FIG General Assembly, and the first ever General Assembly to be held online. The current situation that does not allow us to meet in person gives us a unique opportunity to test this virtual format and also to conduct a different General Assembly which we aim to make inclusive, inspiring, informative and interactive.

An online General Assembly also gives this special possibility for many more to participate - both official member representatives and all who have an interest in what FIG is doing.

The 43rd General Assembly 2020 was postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic. This means that the General Assembly agenda items for 2020 are still open and need to be adopted at this General Assembly 2021.

In October 2020 it became clear to FIG Council and the organisers of FIG Working Week 2021 that it would be unlikely to gather FIG representatives and participants from the profession from all over the world in the Netherlands in June 2021. The decision was made to transform the Working Week into a purely digital format inclusive the General Assembly – into the 1st FIG e-Working Week.

The positive side of the virtual format is that there are no costs for travel, visa, and accommodation and within the speed of light you can attend from all over the world! The only thing you need is a stable internet-connection. Between the different GA-sessions you can accomplish the normal daily business or be with your family. Your attendance, and especially your active participation (questions, ideas, proposals and comments) are making the General Assembly vital and remarkable.

FIG Council encourages that you submit questions and comments in advance. This will help make the sessions relevant and that specifically your questions and comments will be responded to. It will be possible to ask questions during the sessions, but the more questions and comments that can be collected in advance the better we can structure and prepare in advance.

We ask for your active participation:

  • Read this agenda with its attachments
  • Submit your questions and comments – members, individuals, persons with an interest in FIG… – you are all encouraged to submit: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Special information to member associations: Please submit in this second form the name and contact details of your official delegate. This is needed in order to vote. Read more under “Voting” and “Roll Call”.
https://forms.gle/B8WGoHRWMkUyReqW9

The following will explain in detail the format and procedure of the General Assembly.

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PROCEDURE

Registration

The General Assembly will be held online through the conference platform that has been selected for the Working Week, called Hopin. Hopin is a software with the focus on a  “virtual conference centre” where you can move around and visit sessions, walk through the exhibition , networking possibilities etc.

To register for the Working Week and General Assembly please go to:
www.fig.net/registration

Roll call

All members are encouraged to participate in the General Assembly (as well as all other interested). With the appointment of an official representative, FIG considers the respective member as being “present” at the General Assembly.

Please note that only member associations in good standing will be able to vote at the General Assembly. This means that the association does not have unpaid arrears from 2020 or earlier. FIG Office will send out reminders to all members in arrears. If you are in doubt whether your association has unpaid, please contact FIG Office at FIG@fig.net. Payment of arrears must be received before 10 June 2021 in order for the member association to register and to be included in the voting. Later payments will be considered as not received in due time.

All member associations will be asked to appoint their official delegate the latest on 1 June 2021. This will be done through a google questionnaire. In this questionnaire we also ask you to submit your questions and comments to the agenda items.
https://forms.gle/B8WGoHRWMkUyReqW9

If you cannot access the google form, please contact FIG-Director Louise Friis-Hansen to receive the form directly (in .doc format) LFH@fig.net

Please note: All who want to attend the General Assembly, including the official delegate must also register to the e-Working Week to get access to the General Assembly

Agenda for the General Assembly

The agenda for the General Assembly can be found in this document after the introduction. (link). The General Assembly sessions will not go through each agenda items in a traditional manner. There will be in total four sessions of each 2 hours. Two sessions on Sunday 20 June 2021 and two sessions on Friday 25 June. Council hopes that the sessions will be inclusive and encourage a dialog – as much as is possible online. For that reason, you will find here a link to a form in which you can write your comments and questions to each of the agenda items. Selected comments and questions will be addressed in the sessions.
Link to google form: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

To make the sessions relevant you will find written reports in the agenda as usual. Oral reports will be replaced by short video-reports and/or presentation slides that will be submitted by 20 May.

Time Zone

The challenge of such a global event will be the different time zones. It will never be possible to organise the sessions in a time that will fit to all. Unfortunately, some of you will experience that the sessions are not well fitted to your time zone. In 2021 the General Assembly was planned to take place in the Netherlands but was changed to online. For that reason we announce all times in this time zone (CEST – Central European Summer Time) which is UT (Universal Time +2 hours, and the General Assembly will be held during the day-time CEST due to the fact that Dutch studio facilities and Audio Visual experts are being used to help with the transmission of the General Assembly.

General Assembly Sessions

Session 1 is called “Presidents and council session” – and takes you through the General Assembly agenda. Since the agenda items from 2020 have not yet been adopted these motions are also included in this agenda for 2021, and you will find a link to the agenda items 2020.

Session 2 will introduce you to the candidates for the Vice President positions, Commission Chair candidates and destination for the FIG Working Week 2025.

Votings will start after this session

Session 3 will present the results of the voting. Hereafter the session is dedicated to the Task Force on Governance; the report from the Task Force, and the response from Council. There will be discussions in breakout rooms on selected topics. Please send your comments and questions in advance.

Session 4 will concentrate on the work of FIG; the work of the commissions, networks, task force and permanent institutions. Reports can be found in the agenda, and the session will include questions and comments from you. Please remember to include your questions and comments in the questionnaire

Link to google form: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8


VOTING AND ADOPTION OF AGENDA ITEMS

We will be using an online voting system called Simply Voting (https://www.simplyvoting.com/). In order to make sure that each member association can vote (due to the different time zones and eventually instable internet connection) we will give you sufficient time to cast your vote. When a voting ends FIG Director and the appointed tellers, will get a certified report from Simply Voting with the result. In case a delegate is not able to access the system the tellers can confidentially assist with the cast of vote.

All member associations will be asked to appoint an official representative for the voting. Submission of the official representative must be done here: https://forms.gle/B8WGoHRWMkUyReqW9  

Please note: It is important that we get a valid email address for the official representative. The links to the voting sheets will be sent to the email address that you provide to us, and only this one email address. You cannot enter more than one email address.

Two different and parallel voting processes

The official representative from each member in good standing will receive emails coming from simplyvoting.com with a link to the voting sheet. The system ensures that it is not possible to see how the votes are cast.  

There will be two parallel voting processes:

  1.  Election for the two Vice President posts
  2. All other agenda items
Process 1: Election for the two Vice President posts

Two Vice Presidents must be elected. There are three candidates. This means that at least two voting rounds are needed, and maybe three. According to the statutes:

IF: one candidate gets 50% or more votes in the first round this candidate is elected. Election continues to the election of the 2nd candidate between the remaining two candidates.

IF: no candidate gets 50% of the votes there will be a new round of voting for 1st candidate between the two candidates with the most votes.

First voting round Start: Sunday 20 June 16:00 CEST
End: Monday 21 June 16:00 CEST
Second voting round * Start: Monday 21 June 17:00 CEST
End: Tuesday 17:00 CEST
Third voting round ** Start: Tuesday 18:00 CEST,
End: Wednesday 18:00 CEST
* with EITHER 2nd round for the 1st candidate OR voting for the second candidate among the two remaining candidates.
** if needed
Process 2: All other agenda items

The voting sheet for all other items will include the following topics:

  • Adoption of the president’s report
  • Adoption of the audited financial reports from 2019 and 2020, the written financial reports and the budgets 2021-2024 2020
  • Adoption of the motions of agenda items for 2020 and 2021 that do not require voting
  • Adoption of the candidates for commissions 1-9
  • Election for the post for Commission 10

This voting will take place
over 4 days
Start: Sunday 20 June 17:00 CEST
End: Thursday 24 June 9:00 (AM) CEST

Please be aware that when you have cast your vote, you cannot undo or change your voting.

For each new round of voting, all official appointed member association representatives will receive an email from www.simplyvoting.com  with a link to the voting sheet.

The voting system is generating anonymous replies which means that no-one can see who has voted what. Further, no-one can see the result until the voting round has been finalised. A reminder will be sent at a certain time before deadline from the system to those who have not voted. All this is done automatically.

Time Line of the voting process with start and end time:
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY RELATED PROGRAMME ITEMS

See the full Working Week programme at the FIG Working Week 2021 web site.

Sunday, 20 June 2021

9:00-11:00 CEST

General Assembly, Session 1
Agenda items

This first General Assembly session will include the Presidents report, the Financial Report, FIG Foundation, membership matters and other General Agenda items. We encourage you to submit questions and comments in advance:
https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

12:00-14:00 CEST General Assembly, Session 2
Election - presentation of candidates
Get to know your candidates... This second General Assembly session will focus on the elections that are going to take place in the following days. To be elected are two Vice Presidents, nine Commission Chairs Elects and the destination for FIG Working Week 2025. Ask questions in advance to your candidates to get to know them. Ask your questions here:
https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8
The voting will start after this session

Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 June 2021 FIG e-Working Week 2021,
Thursday 24 June 2021 - Workshop Day
www.fig.net/fig2021
Special programme items

Monday 21 June
10:30-12:00 CEST

Member Association Forum

Discussion on topics relevant for members

Monday 21 June
15:00-16:30 CEST
Council special session:
Reimagining the future of the Surveying Profession Post 2020 
 A focus on the skills and talent that we need to remain relevant as we move toward 2028.  The achievements of the past 18 months brings into sharp focus an important question for our profession today; as we look to the future of surveying, What skills and talents will we need to possess to solve the problems of the 21st century, and why.The session aims to draft a statement addressed to Council for inclusion in the Future 2028 strategy deliberations and to gain knowledge, to achieve results with land and property organisations, to exchange knowledge and to be inspired.
Tuesday 22 June
15:00-16:30 CEST
Director Generals Forum The annual FIG Director Generals Forum brings together Chief Executives or Director Generals of national (or provincial) agencies and FIG Affiliate Members that have responsibility over mapping, cadastral, valuation, planning and development, land administration and management from around the world. The Forum allows peer-to-peer engagement to address the present challenges and opportunities, including the responsibility of national agencies to stay relevant and effective. In line with the overall theme of the Working Week, the DG Forum this year will focus on sharing a vision on the role of our profession in land and water management and the challenges in a new reality.
Wednesday 23 June
12:00-13:00 CEST
Commission annual meetings  

Friday, 25 June 2021

9:00-10:30 CEST Presidents meeting
The yearly meeting for Presidents or head of delegation from FIG Member Associations

11:00-13:00 CEST

General Assembly Session 3 - FIG Governance

At this third General Assembly Session the results of the election will be announced. FIG Task Force on Governance report will be presented and a response from Council. Discussions in breakout rooms on: The value of FIG to members; The FIG brand; and Young Surveyors transitioning. https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

14:00-16:00 CEST General Assembly Session 4 - The work of FIG In this session we ask for your comments and input to FIG Commissions, Networks, Task Force and Permanent Institutions on their work https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8
16:30-17:30 Closing ceremony


For the full Working Week programme check: http://www.fig.net/fig2021


 

FIG 44th GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021

AGENDA

also including the
FIG 43rd General Assembly 2020

 


Introduction

This online version of the agenda includes link to all appendices in .pdf.

In addition to this on-line version, the agenda with links to all appendices is also published as a .pdf file.
To download the agenda in Acrobat format please click here: 

Agenda- uploaded on the web site on 13 May (pdf, 30 pages)

Note: Revisions are shown only on the .htm version of the agenda and marked with colour.

The individual appendix files can be downloaded below under each item in pdf format.

PLEASE NOTE: FIG Office has sent invitation and agenda only by email. The General Assembly has been announced previously directly to all members.

Changes to the agenda after it was originally distributed by email to the member associations are marked in this agenda with colour and date.


List of Agenda Items

  1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS
  4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
  5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 42nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  6. MEMBERSHIP
  7. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2020 AND 2021
  8. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS (agenda item from 2020)
  9. CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD BANK
  10. LIAISON WITH INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
  11. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2019 AND 2020, AUDITOR'S REPORTS AND BUDGETS 2021-2024
  12. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2022 AND 2023
  13. FIG FOUNDATION
  14. FIG COMMISISONS
  15. FIG NETWORKS AND PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS
  16. TASK FORCE ON FIG AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  17. TASK FORCE ON FIG GOVERNANCE
  18. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2021-2024
  19. ELECTION OF COMMISSION CHAIRS ELECTS
  20. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR FIG WORKING WEEK 2025
  21. OTHER ISSUES
  22. REPORT ON THE FIG CONGRESS 2022 IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
  23. FIG PRESIDENTS MEETING
  24. (BY INVITATION ONLY)
  25. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION AND CLOSING CEREMONY

1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS

President Rudolf Staiger to open the 44th General Assembly. Please note that this agenda also includes motions from the 43rd General Assembly 2020 which was postponed to 2021.

2. ROLL CALL

Both official members and also persons with an interest in FIG are encouraged to participate in the General Assembly.

With the appointment of an official representative, FIG considers the members as “present” at the General Assembly. It is important that you register your official delegate.

Please register your official delegate here:
https://forms.gle/B8WGoHRWMkUyReqW9

Please note that only member associations in good standing (no unpaid membership fees from 2020 or earlier) will be able to vote at the General Assembly. FIG Office will send out reminders to all members in arrears. If you are in doubt, please contact FIG Office at FIG@fig.net. Payment of arrears must be received before 10 June 2021 to be included in the voting. Later payments will not be considered received in due time.

All member associations are asked to appoint their official delegate the latest on 1 June 2021. Please use this google form:
https://forms.gle/B8WGoHRWMkUyReqW9

If you cannot access the google form, please contact FIG Director Louise Friis-Hansen to receive the form directly (in .doc format) LFH@fig.net

Please note: All who want to attend the General Assembly, including the official delegate must also register to the e-Working Week to get access to the General Assembly

Appendix to item 2: Roll Call including information on member associations that are not allowed to vote at the General Assembly because of unpaid membership fees for 2020 and earlier. (will be posted 1 June 2021)

Motion: Those members who have assigned an official delegate are recorded in the minutes.

Decision:

3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS

Normally the General Assembly shall appoint two persons as tellers for the entire General Assembly. Since voting will take place online through a secure voting system, SimplyVoting, a certified report from SimplyVoting with the results will be published.

The voting sheets will be prepared by FIG-Office and two appointed tellers will apart from FIG Director have access to the SimplyVoting system.

Security, Reliability and Transparency of the Electronic Voting

It is important to note that nobody within FIG including the two tellers will have access to details of the cast votes. The voting itself runs fully automatic and is under the external control of Simply Voting Inc., 5160 Decarie Boulevard Suite 502, Montreal, QC H3X 2H9, Canada.

For more information please. visit the website www.simplyvoting.com

The voting system allows the tellers to see who has cast a vote and when this has been done, but they cannot see any details on what each delegate has voted, nor can they see any results until the voting is finalised and a report has been created by SimplyVoting. Once the voting is over the overall result will be published by the system.

FIG Council suggests to appoint:

  • Jaap Zevenbergen, the Netherlands – member of the FIG e-Working Week 2021 Steering Committee and LOC
  • Chrit Lemmen, the Netherlands – FIG Honorary Member

Motion: That the General Assembly appoints two tellers:

  • Jaap Zevenbergen, the Netherlands – member of the FIG e-Working Week 2021 Steering Committee and LOC
  • Chrit Lemmen, the Netherlands – FIG Honorary Member

Decision:

4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

The General Assembly was announced through the newsletter and on FIG web site, and the Agenda for the General Assembly was published in March on the web site and sent by email to all members.

Motion: That the agenda for both 2020 and 2021 will be adopted

Decision:

5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 42nd GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The minutes from 2019 have been circulated previously. There are no minutes from 2020 due to the postponement of the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 5: Minutes of the General Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2019, without appendices.

Motion: That the minutes are adopted as recorded.

Decision:

6. MEMBERSHIP

6.1 Admittance of new Member Associations

FIG has received three two applications for membership since the 42nd General Assembly.
International Association of Assessing Officers IAAO have unfortunately withdrawn their application. Amended 5 June 2021

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), MA-10136  (also included 2020)

International Association of Assessing Officers, US has applied for association membership. The association was established in 1934, US and fulfils the criteria of FIG Member Association. In accordance with the Statutes and Internal Rules the two current members from US have been consulted and have both sent their support to include International Association of Assessing Officers as member of FIG.  

Appendix to item 6.1.1: Application form incl. Vision 2020 and IAAO code of ethics Standards of Professional Conduct  

Motion:That the General Assembly admits International Association of Assessing Officers, IAAO, US to become a member of FIG.

Decision:

Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics - ZIG  MA-10137  (also included 2020)

Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics ZIG has applied for association membership. The association was established in 2018. Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics, Zimbabwe, fulfils the criteria of FIG Member Association. In accordance with the Statutes and Internal Rules, the current member from Zimbabwe, Survey Institute of Zimbabwe has been consulted and has sent its support to include ZIG as member of FIG. ZIG has 20 members.  

Appendix to item 6.1.2: Application form

Motion: That the General Assembly admits Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics – ZIG to become a member of FIG

Decision:

Association of Surveyors of the Solomon Islands - MA-10138

Association of Surveyors of the Solomon Islands has applied for association membership. The association was established in August 2017 and has currently 28 qualified members and 35 qualifying members.
 
Appendix to item 6.1.3: Application form

Motion: That the General Assembly admits Association of Surveyors of the Solomon Islands to become a member of FIG.

Decision:

6.2 Other Member Association Issues

Tanzania Institution of Valuers and Estate Agents (TIVEA) - MA-10130 (from 2020)

Unfortunately, Tanzania Institution of Valuers and Estate Agents (TIVEA) has decided to resign from their membership  

Serbian Union of Surveyors MA-10072 was expelled at the General Assembly 2019. FIG Office has since then received payment and Serbian Union of Surveyors has been reinstalled.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the update.

Decision:

6.3 Expulsion of member associations

The General Assembly has power to expel from the Federation any member association whose fees are in arrears and shall under normal circumstances expel any member association whose fees are three years in arrears. (Article 4.3 of the Statutes). The FIG office has sent information to these associations informing that if their membership fees are still in arrears at the time of the General Assembly the General Assembly shall expel the above member associations at its meeting on 20 June 2021.

  • Colombian Society of Surveyors - MA-124
  • Society of Professionals of Land Information Technologies (SPLIT), Georgia – MA-10099

Unless FIG Office receives payment from the associations.

After acceptance of new member associations, the number of FIG member associations is 105 104 from 88 countries. Amended 5 June 2021

Motion: That the General Assembly notes that at this General Assembly there are two members to expel unless FIG office receives payment from the associations:

  • Colombian Society of Surveyors, Colombia - MA-124
  • Society of Professionals of Land Information Technologies (SPLIT), Georgia – MA-10099

Decision:

6.4 Suspended status 2020 and 2021

In accordance with its administrative measures, FIG Council, has deferred to continue for 2020 the issuance of a membership subscription invoice to the following members and FIG Council deem their membership to be in suspension:

  • the Order of Syrian Engineers and Architects, OSEA as all efforts to maintain contact with them has not yielded results and will deem their membership in suspension giving due consideration to its internal situation.
  •  Licensed Surveyors Association in Palestine

Council has decided to also move

  • Iranian Society of Surveyors (ISS)

to suspended status as again an international ban makes it impossible for them to transfer the registration fee.

The situation with these associations will be reconsidered by Council again in 2022.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the members in suspension.

Decision:

6.5 Other membership issues

6.5.1 Affiliate members

There has been one application for affiliate membership since the General Assembly 2019.  

  • Real Estate Administration of Montenegro AF-20071 (from 2020) 

Two affiliate members have been expelled:

  • State Geodetic Administration of Republic of Croatia AF-20042 (2021)
  • National Survey Authority (NSA), Oman, AF-20067 (2021)

After these changes the number of Affiliate members is 44 from 43 countries.

6.5.2 Corporate members

FIG Council has admitted one application for corporate membership:

  • AlmatyGeoCenter, Kazakhstan, CM-30075 (2021)

SuperMap, China, has changed their corporate member level from gold (category B) to bronze (category D) (2020)

Geoweb S.p.A, Italy has changed their corporate member level from silver (category C) to basic level (category E) (2020)

FIG Council has expelled the following members due to lack of payment of membership fee:

  • Géographie, Topographie, Hydraulique, Energie et Construction (GEOTHECO), Uganda, CM-30062
  • Génie Congo Sarl, Democratic Republic of the Congo, CM-30063 
  • M/s. Survey Scale Pvt. Limited. Pakistan, CM-30065
  • Branco Etera Kazakhstan, CM-30055
  • M/s Accord Marine Surveyors & Consultants, India, CM 30066
  • RKSoft Mühendislik Bilgisayar Programiama Egitim Dan. Ith Ltd, Turkey, CM-30070    

COWI – Corporate member category D- Bronze level has unfortunately terminated its membership per 31.12.2020.

Thomsen Reuters (Earlier ILS) – Corporate member Category C – Silver Level has decided to terminate their membership.

After these changes, the number of corporate members is now 22.

6.5.3 Academic members

FIG Council has admitted five applications to become Academic member since the General Assembly 2019:

  • The University Southern Mississippi Hydrographic Science Research Center, USA, AC-40152 (from 2020)
  • University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Bulgaria, AC-40153 (from 2020)
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland, AC40154 (from 2020)
  • Institut Teknologi Sumatera, Geomatics Engineering, Indonesia, AC-40155 (new from 2021)
  • Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan 2, Rabat, Morocco, AC-40118 (reinstalled)

The payment structure of the Academic Members was changed in 2013 so that Academic Members would be invoiced every 4 years instead of every year. The four-year payment will reward the members with a 50% discount. Academic members were invoiced in 2014, and again in 2018.

The number of Academic Members after these changes is 89 from 51 countries.

6.5.4 Correspondents

The number of correspondent members has increased from four to five. The current correspondents are coming from Maldives, Pakistan, Rwanda and Tonga.

One new correspondent has been admitted:
Society of Geodetic Engineers, Geomatics and Surveyors of Venezuela (SIGGMA) – a recently formed new association for surveyors in and outside Venezuela. As a result of the very deep economical and political crisis in Venezuela, many professionals and students have had to move worldwide. The exodus is between 5 and 6 million people. Nowadays many surveyors, geodesists, geomatics, geospatial professionals, and students are trying to settle down in different countries. SIGGMA was created to gather and provide strategic support to all of them.
As long as the society is under development Council has decided to include them as correspondent member, working towards becoming a member association over time.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the actions that the Council has taken with other membership matters.

Decision:

7. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Rudolf Staiger has prepared the President’s report on the activities of the Federation since the General Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam April, 2019.  

Appendix to item 7:

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance to the President and his Council on FIG matters and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Motion: That the General Assembly accepts the President’s report 2020-2021.

Decision:

8. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS (agenda item from 2020)

The Council has received three nominations for Honorary Members:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK has nominated Dr Robin McLaren
  • The International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, together with FIG Council, has nominated Mr. Jim Smith
  • FIG Foundation, together with FIG Council, has nominated Prof. Michael Barry

Appendix to agenda item 8: The nomination letters for:

According to the Statutes paragraph 3.1.7 an individual who has materially assisted the development and promotion of the surveying profession at the international level can be appointed as an honorary member. Nomination for this appointment shall be made by a member association or the Council, which will consider it and submit it to a vote of the General Assembly.

The Council has considered all three proposals and decided to propose to the General Assembly that it appoints Dr Robin McLaren, Mr. Jim Smith and Prof. Michael Barry as Honorary Members of the Federation for the outstanding services they have provided to the Federation in different positions and functions.

Motion: That FIG General Assembly appoints Dr Robin McLaren, Mr Jim Smith and Prof. Michael Barry as Honorary Members of FIG.

Decision:

9. COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD BANK

Update from 2019-2020 can be found here:
https://fig.net/organisation/general_assembly/agendas_and_minutes/2020/agenda.asp#9

Update 2020-2021

FIG has continued to collaborate with the World Bank and various agencies and structures within the United Nations.

The main activities in the co-operation with the United Nations and the World Bank during this period have been:

Participation to FAO and the Voluntary Guidelines, VGGT.
Under a Letter of Agreement, several sessions were planned for the FIG Working Week 2020. Instead, a webinar was successfully held in June 2020 on land consolidation legislation – FAO legal guide and its application at country level with more than 550 participants.
Again in 2021 joint FIG/FAO sessions are included in the technical programme of FIG e-Working Week.

Participation to Global Land Tool Network GLTN:

  •  Co-lead of Global Land Tool Network Professional Cluster 2019-2020, together with Arab Union
  • At the GLTN partners meeting in December 2020 the Professional Bodies cluster again elected FIG to be co-lead of the cluster for the term 2021-2022.
    • Co-Lead on two activities:A conceptual framework on urban-rural land linkages has been completed – report has been finalised.
    • A manual on valuation of unregistered lands has been completed
  • Participation in the GLTN International Advisory Board
  • Participation in the GLTN Steering Committee
  • Special sessions in the e-Working Week technical programme

Participation to the work of UN-GGIM

  • UN-GGIM-Geospatial Societies – FIG has taken over the chairmanship of UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies for the term 2020-21
  • Expert Group on Land Administration
  • Associate member of Sub-committee on Geodesy
  • Participation at the ninth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in New York, USA, August 2019

Participation to the work of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG)
Participation to UN-OOSA, Co-chairing WG-D

 FIG had planned participation at the World Bank Conference in March 2020 which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID 19. FIG had planned a side event.

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the report on the co-operation between FIG and the United Nations, its agencies and the World Bank and records its thanks to all those who have contributed to this co-operation.

Decision:

10. LIAISON WITH INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Update from 2019-20 can be found here: https://fig.net/organisation/general_assembly/agendas_and_minutes/2020/agenda.asp#10

The Joint Board of Spatial Information Societies JB-GIS was formally established during the FIG Working Week in Cairo in 2005. The name was in 2017 changed to UN-GGIM-Geospatial Societies. The Geospatial Societies meet annually during the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management meetings.

The meeting of UN-GGIM-GS in 2020 was held online.
FIG has taken over the lead of UN-GGIM-GS for the two year term (08.2020-08.2022) FIG has collaborative MoUs with several organizations who are part of the Geospatial Societies.  
FIG has collaborative MoUs with several organizations who are part of the Geospatial Societies. 

FIG has further bilateral agreements of co-operation with several other international associations like ECCE, ISM, IFHP, CIB, IAO, IHO, ION, ICEC, FIABCI, IFHS, PAIGH, PAQS, and UIA.

FIG Chair of Commission 10, Alan Muse, has been appointed chair of the International Construction Measurement Standards Standard Setting Committee. FIG is represented on the ICMS Trustee Board by the President

FIG is represented in International Land Measurement Standard Coalition by Mr. Maurice Barbieri.

FIG is member of the Ethics Standard Committee.

FIG is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and is working together with ISO and International Valuation Standards Committee (IVSC) on standards.

Again in 2021 there were various activities around the world celebrating Global Surveyors day on and around 21 March 2021.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report on the liaison with other international associations.

Decision:

11. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2019 AND 2020, AUDITOR'S REPORTS AND BUDGETS 2021-2024

FIG President Rudolf Staiger will present the report to the General Assembly. This report includes the auditor’s report from 2019 and 2020, official accounts (income statement 2019 and 2020) and balance sheet at 31 December 2020, an updated budget for 2021 and proposals for budgets 2022-2024 and proposal for membership fees for member associations in 2022 and 2023. Since the General Assembly 2020 was postponed, the 2020 budget was agreed by FIG Council on behalf of the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 11:

Appendix 2021:

Report on Financial Issues  (including 2020 accounts and budgets 2021-2024)

Annexes:

Appendix from the General Assembly 2020  

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance to the financial results, the budget and financial matters in general, and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

 

Motion: That the General Assembly:

  • adopts the audited accounts for 2019 and 2020,
  • adopts the Finance Reports from 2019 and 2020, and
  •  adopts budgets for 2021–2024

Decision:

12. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2022 AND 2023

The General Assembly has to set levels of fees for member associations two years in advance of the year in which they become payable. Fees are payable in respect of each individual member up to a maximum of 5,500 members. Membership fees have been discussed as part of the finance report, appendix to item 11.

The 2019 General Assembly approved membership fees for 2021 as follows:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2021 € 4.80 per member up to a maximum of 5,500 members
Member associations from countries listed by the World Bank as low-income economies or lower-middle-income economies shall pay € 2.40 member up to a maximum of 5,500 members.
25 members or € 50 (whichever is greater) 5,500 members (€ 26,400)

The World Bank lists of the low-income economies and the lower-middle-income economies are available at: http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups   

The General Assembly decided in 2017 to increase subscription fees with 8% for 2019 after subscription fees have been kept at the same level for the years 2012-2018. In 2018 and 2019 the General Assembly agreed to keep the level from 2019 for the 2020 and 2021 subscriptions, and Council suggest keeping this same rate for both 2022 and 2023. 

  Motion: That the General Assembly adopts following membership fees payable by member associations in 2022 and 2023:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2022 + 2023 € 4.80 per member up to a maximum of 5,500 members
Member associations from countries listed by the World Bank as low-income economies or lower-middle-income economies shall pay € 2.40 member up to a maximum of 5,500 members.
25 members or € 50 (whichever is greater) 5,500 members (€ 26,400)

Decision:

13. FIG FOUNDATION

Mr. John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation has prepared a written report on the FIG Foundation activities in 2020.

Appendix to item 13:

Reports from the General Assembly 2020:

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance to FIG Founcation and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the written report of the President of the FIG Foundation and records its thanks to the President and members of the Board of Directors of the FIG Foundation for their past year’s work

Decision:  

14. FIG COMMISSIONS

The Commission Chairs have prepared a written report for each commission which are attached to this agenda item. There will be no oral reports following the written reports, so delegates are asked to read the reports carefully. Instead during general assembly session 4 all chairs will be ready to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 14: Commission reports:

Commission 1 Report  
Commission 2 Report Video presentation
Commission 3 Report Video presentation
Commission 4 Report  
Commission 5 Report Video presentation
Commission 6 Report Video presentation
Commission 7 Report (to be added)  
Commission 8 Report  
Commission 9 Report  
Commission 10 Report  

 

Go to Commission reports from 2020

On 25 June 2021 there will be a special session on the work of FIG.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the written reports of the Commission Chairs and records its thanks to the chairs and other officers of the Commissions for their ongoing contributions.

Decision:

15. FIG NETWORKS AND PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS

15.1 Young Surveyors Network

FIG Young Surveyors Network was for the term 2019-2020 chaired by Ms. Melissa Harrington. In 2021 Kwabena Asiama took over as chair of YSN. Attached to this agenda is a report on the FIG Young Surveyors activities during the past yeasr. The Chair of the Young Surveyors Network will be ready during general assembly session 4 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.1:

2021: Young Surveyors Report

Go to 2020 report: Young Surveyors Report

Motion: that the General Assembly adopts the written report, and thanks all the many active Young Surveyors.

Decision:

15.2 Standards Network

The Chair of the network, David Martin has prepared a written report to the General Assembly of the activities 2019-21. The Chair of the Standards Network will be ready during general assembly session 4 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.  

Appendix to item 15.2 –

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the written report from the Network and records its thanks to the Chair of the Network and its members.

Decision:

15.3 FIG Regional Capacity Development Networks

The chairs of the two networks have prepared a written report on the status of the networks. The Chairs of the Network will be ready during this agenda item to respond to questions and comments from the delegates:

  • Africa Network (Jennifer Whittal)
  • Asia/Pacific Network (Rob Sarib)

Appendix to item 15.3

2021:

2020:

Motion:That the General Assembly adopts the written report from the networks and records its thanks to the Chair of the Network and its members.

Decision:

15.4 International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier) OICRF

Prof. Dr. Christiaan Lemmen, Director of OICRF has prepared a written report on the OICRF activities. The Chair of the Permanent Institution will be ready during general assembly session 4 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates. 

Appendix to item 15.4:

2021:

Report from the International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier) OICRF

2020:

Report from the International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier) OICRF

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the report and records its thanks to the members of OICRF for their past year’s work and contribution.

Decision:

15.5 International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, Permanent Institution of FIG

Mr. Jan de Graeve, Director of the IIHSM, Mr. John Brock and Mr. Jim Smith have prepared a report on the IIHSM. Representatives of the Network will be ready during general assembly session 4 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.5:

2021: Report from the International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, Permanent Institution of FIG

2020:  Report from the International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, Permanent Institution of FIG.

Motion:That the General Assembly adopts the report and records its thanks to the Director and the members of the permanent institution for their past year’s work and contribution. 

Decision:

On 25 June 2021 there will be a special session on the work of FIG.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

16. TASK FORCE ON FIG AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Council has established two new Task Forces for 2019-2022. The first Task Force will focus on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals. This Task Force is chaired by Ms. Paula Dijkstra from the Netherlands. The Task Force has organised several sessions in the technical programme at the e-Working Week. The Chair of the Task force has submitted a written report and will be ready during general assembly session 4 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 16:

2021:
Report from the Task Force on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goal

2020:
Report from the Task Force on FIG and the Sustainable Development Goals

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report and notes the updates.

Decision:

On 25 June 2021 there will be a special session on the work of FIG.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

17. TASK FORCE ON FIG GOVERNANCE

The Task Force on the Future Governance of FIG is an internal Task Force focusing on an evaluation and proposal of potential changes of the current FIG Governance. Chaired by Vice President Diane Dumashie, it draws upon the work from earlier Task Forces, including the TF on Commission Structure. It aims to investigate the structure of the federation.

The Task Force has conducted several consultation rounds. A first round with the purpose to narrow down the topic, which resulted in the definition of three main areas and seven sub-topics; and a second round to get comments on these seven sub topics. Findings and recommendations are collected in the Task Force report.

17.1 Task Force report and Council response

FIG Council has prepared a written response to the report and to its recommendations.

On 25 June 2021 there will be a General Assembly session concentrating on the findings of the report and the Council response. Delegates and others are encouraged to take active part in this session.

Appendix to item 17.1:

More information about the Task Force can be found at: https://fig.net/organisation/general_assembly/task_force/governance_19-22.asp

Motion: That the General Assembly records the update report.

Decision:

17.2 Establishment of an Engagement Committee

One recommendation of the Task Force on Governance is to establish an informal Engagement Committee to create interest, motivate and encourage qualified people and member associations to apply for volunteer senior posts in FIG.

FIG Council suggests establishing already now an informal Engagement Committee as described in the Council response, Key issue E, for a trial period from now and until 2025. Appointed in June 2021, the committee could assist in promoting the search for the next President and two Vice Presidents (to be elected in 2022) and to help search for new Commission Chairs for the following term (2027-2030) that should be elected in 2024 or 2025 (if following the suggestion of council to postpone the election of commission chairs elects by one year. This suggestion needs further investigation and may be brought to the General Assembly for a final decision after further investigation at the General Assembly in 2022).

Motion: That the General Assembly agrees that Council establishes an informal Engagement Committee for a trial period until 2025 resulting in an evaluation whether to continue this model.

Decision:

On 25 June 2021 there will be a special session on the task force findings, the council response and selected topics of interest.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

18. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2021-2024 - PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

This election was included in the General Assembly agenda 2020, but was postponed to 2021. FIG Council decided that the current council members would continue until the General Assembly 2021. This means that the elected candidates will take over their post immediately after the General Assembly.

FIG has received three proposals for the two open posts of FIG Vice President for the term 2021 to 2024:

  • Ghana: Kwame Tenadu, Licenced Surveyors Association of Ghana - LISAG,
  • Nigeria: Mohammed Mamman Kabir, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors NIS,
  • Sweden: Mikael Lilje, Swedish Professionals for the Built Environment, Samhällsbyggarna

TThe profile templates of each candidate are attached to this agenda. In the second session of the General Assembly on 20 June 2021 there will be time for the General Assembly to ask questions to each of the candidates. Each candidate also has the option to submit a short video presentation.

The elections will take place online and will start shortly after session 2 on 20 June. Each election round will be open for 24 hours. The election will follow the FIG Statutes and internal rules. The election will take place one position at a time. If there will be no absolute majority in the first voting, a second vote will be organized between those two candidates that have most votes. Hereafter there will be another voting round between the remaining two candidates for the last post. The appointed delegates from each member association eligible to vote will receive an email when each of the voting rounds starts, and one reminder if no vote has been cast after 12 hours.

First voting round Start: Sunday 20 June 16:00 CEST
End: Monday 21 June 16:00 CEST
Second voting round * Start: Monday 21 June 17:00 CEST
End: Tuesday 17:00 CEST
Third voting round ** Start: Tuesday 18:00 CEST,
End: Wednesday 18:00 CEST
* with EITHER 2nd  round for the 1st candidate OR voting for the second candidate among the two remaining candidates.
** if needed

Please note that when you have cast your vote it is final and cannot be undone or changed

Appendix to item 18: Profiles of the Candidates

Kwame Tenadu, Ghana Nomination form Video presentation
Mohammed Mamman Kabir, Nigeria Nomination form Video presentation
Mikael Lilje, Sweden Nomination form Video presentation

 

On 20 June 2021 there will be a General Assembly session in which you can ask questions to all candidates for the elections.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentations of the candidates, makes its careful consideration for the online election and elects two Vice Presidents for the term 2021-2024.

 Decision:

19. ELECTION OF COMMISSION CHAIRS ELECTS

According to the FIG Statutes and Internal Rules the General Assembly appoints Commission Chairs at its meeting two years prior to the Congress. In 2020 it was suggested to postpone this election to 2021. These Chairs Elects will then automatically become Chairs of the Commissions for the next term of office. Thus, the General Assembly shall appoint at this meeting Commission Chairs Elects for term of office 1.7.2021-31.12.2022. Under normal circumstances, the elected Chair Elect will be elected as the Chair of the Commission at the FIG Congress 2022 for the period 2023-2026.

Member associations have made the following nomination for the open posts during the nomination period:

Commission 1: Timothy W. Burch
Nomination form
Support letter
Video presentation
NSPS USA
Commission 2: Dimo Todorovski
Nomination form
video presentation
GIN Netherlands
Commission 3: Sagi Daylot
Nomination form
video presentation
ALSI Israel
Commission 4: Malavige Don Eranda Kanachana Gunathilaka
Nomination form
video presentation
SISL Sri Lanka
Commission 5: Ryan Keenan
Nomination form
Support Letter
video presentation
SSSI Australia
Commission 6: Werner Lienhart
Nomination form  
video presentation
OVG Austria
Commission 7: Rohan Bennett
Nomination form
Support letter:  SSSI   -    Kadaster
Presentation
SSSI/GIN Australia/Netherlands
Commission 8: Kwabena Asiama
Nomination form
Support letter
video presentation
GhIS Ghana
Commission 9: Peter Ache
Nomination form
Support letter
video presentation
DVW Germany
Commission 10A: Anil Sawhney
Nomination form
video presentation
RICS United Kingdom
Commission 10B:
 Amended 28 May 2021
Mercy Torkwase Iyortyer
 HAS WITHDRAWN HER CANDIDACY
NIQS Nigeria

The appointment/election for Chairs Elects will take place between Sunday 20 June 17:00 and Thursday 23 June 9:00 CEST.

Please note, only for commission 10 there are more than one candidate and an actual election is going to take place between the two candidates. Amended 28 May 2021

Please also note that when you have cast your vote it is final and cannot be undone or changed

On 20 June 2021 there will be a General Assembly session in which you can ask questions to all candidates for the elections. All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

 Motion: That the General Assembly

  • Elects the Chair Elect to Commission 10 Amended 28 May 2021
  • Agree to appoint the chair elects to the other 10 commissions  Amended 28 May 2021

Decision:

20. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR FIG WORKING WEEK 2025 - PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

The FIG Working Weeks are organised by FIG together with a local member association. FIG will together with the local member association have full responsibility of the arrangements and of the financial result. This offers FIG better opportunities in terms of organising events and generating revenue. Therefore, the Council has to ensure that all candidates are aware of the role of FIG and split of responsibilities for organising the Working Week. This General Assembly will decide on the host for the FIG Working Week 2025.

Due to the fact that the FIG Working Week 2020 that should have taken place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands had to be cancelled, the Local Organisers for the FIG Working Week 2021 from Ghana generously offered to the Dutch organisers that they could organise the Working Week 2021 in the Netherlands instead of Ghana. To compensate the Ghanaian LOC, Council decided that FIG Working Week 2024 would be dedicated to take place in Accra, Ghana. This means that the next open year is 2025. The two bidders for 2024 agreed to postpone their bid to the General Assembly 2021 and to cover the year 2025. FIG has however not asked the bidders to amend their bids, and therefore the dates in the bids are still referring to 2024.

The FIG Council has received two bids to host the FIG Working Week 2025, and FIG Council thanks the bidding member associations for their special engagement and contribution to FIG.

The Council has prepared a desktop summary on the bids. In the summary report the following considerations, as laid out in the invitation documentation, are described for comparison:

  • Rotation of the conferences (region);
  • Country (hosting of earlier FIG events, experience);
  • Member association (its activeness, commitment to FIG and the Working Week, execution ability for local association);
  • Supporting organisations (local support to the Working Week, governmental support, financial support, general support);
  • Host city (characteristics and interest from congress programme point of view, host city attractiveness, host city offerings);
  • Venue (price/affordability, location of venue, internet availability suitability of rooms, size of venue, structure and layout of the venue, catering, value for money, hotels nearby facilities for exhibition);
  • Accessibility (flight connections, several access possibilities, security, visa issues, air fare to destination);
  • Safety and security (political stability, airport safety, city safety, political stability in the country - rating must be 3 or higher);
  • Proposed dates (must meet FIG requirements, Following FIG statutes, practical dates, availability of venue, other conferences at the same time)
  • Technical programme (coverage of all FIG Commissions, potential partners, originality, special ideas);
  • Technical tours (coverage of all FIG Commissions, originality, ideas proposed);
  • Social programme (attractiveness and variety, proposals for dinners, attractiveness of offered dinners, proposals for tours, is the programme following the overall FIG concept);
  • Attendance (expectation of international, regional and local attendance, realistic number of international and national participants);
  • Finances (estimate of surplus and financial risks, realistic fees proposed, fees in an acceptable price range, difference between international and national fees, realistic budget, estimated revenue);
  • Sponsorship (estimate sponsorship and exhibition income, proposed income, how realistic is proposed income, local sponsor offerings, sponsor interest to conference);
  • Why host (reason for hosting);
  • Objectives and outcomes (thought through why conference should be held at destination, difference to other destinations, short term outcome, long term outcome);
  • Suggested theme (thought of possible theme that fits to local/regional situation);
  • Events organised in the past three years (how experienced is the host in organising events)
  • Major events planned in the proposed city (many events might affect the price level):
  • Initiatives for sustainable conference environment (is host city, venue and local host paying attention to environmental issues);
  • New initiatives or activities (originality – but within the overall FIG concept)
  • What legacy to leave locally from the Working Week (with host, hosting city, for the surveying community)

The Council has considered the bids and has decided to present the submitted bids to the General Assembly for its decision:

  • Australia: Brisbane, submitted by Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
  • Poland: Warsaw, submitted by Association of Polish Surveyors (SGP)

The General Assembly is invited to read the two bids carefully.

Appendix to item 20

Brisbane Australia: Bidding document Presentation video
Warsaw Poland: Bidding document Presentation video

Summary report on the bids for FIG Working Week 2025

Each candidate will be given the same time to publish a video presentation of their proposal and framework of the Working Week and their bid in the agenda.

At General Assembly session 2 on 20 June 2021 it will be possible to ask questions to the two destinations.

Decision on the venue of FIG Working Week 2025 will be made through an online voting. The voting starts after this session on 20 June 2021at 17:00 and will run until 24 June at 9:00. All official delegates from associations eligible to vote will receive an email with a link to the voting sheet. There will be sent one reminder.

Please note that when you have cast your vote it is final and cannot be undone or changed

On 20 June 2021 there will be a General Assembly session in which you can ask questions to all candidates for the elections.
All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 10 June 2021 at: https://forms.gle/2fu45zdn7J9zoFFv8

Motion: That the General Assembly:

  • Notes the Council decision that FIG Working Week 2024 will take place in Accra, Ghana organised by the two member associations from Ghana in cooperation with other members from Ghana.
  • notes the submissions for FIG Working Week 2025,
  • notes the summary report and the presentations,
  • makes its careful consideration and decision in the online voting.

Decision:

21. OTHER ISSUES

Any other issues that the members want to rais for discussion.

Motion: That the discussion will be recorded and the Council will consider action that will be required.

Decision:

22. REPORT ON THE FIG CONGRESS 2022 IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee from South African Geomatics Institute (SAGI) will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Congress 2022.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:


23. FIG PRESIDENT'S MEETING (By invitation only)

The Presidents Meeting is convened by the FIG President and is reserved for Presidents or Heads of delegations of Member Associations (or their representatives).

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday 25 June 2021 right before the General Assembly sessions start. (by invitation only )


24. CLOSING CEREMONY

 

 


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