FIG General Assembly

Agenda

45th General Assembly - 2022

Sunday 4 September - online,
Sunday 11 September and 15 September 2022 on site in Warsaw Poland (with online broadcast)

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to this 45th FIG General Assembly, partly online, and primarily in Warsaw, Poland.

In 2021 the entire General Assembly had to be online. It worked, and it was possible to carry through the General Assembly. But the online version was held because it was not possible to meet in person. In the future, the main focus will be on the onsite meeting.

2021 was also the first year experiencing online voting. We used the system SimplyVoting and it worked satisfactorily. Due to the remaining uncertainty of travelling from some areas FIG Council has decided also in 2022 to continue online voting.

The General Assembly 2022 will be a mixed General Assembly.
The first session will be only online and will take place one week before the Congress starts.
There will be two on-site sessions during the Congress days and both sessions will be with live broadcast.

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

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The programme is as follows (time is shown in Central European Summer Time CEST):

(see the full Congress programme at www.fig.net/fig2022)

Sunday, 4 September 2022

10:00-12:00 CEST online General Assembly Session 1:
Regular agenda items and reports

The link to attend this session is:
https://live.evenea.com/262-365-403
This session will include most of the agenda items
    Voting on the adoption of the general agenda items will start after this General Assembly session

Sunday, 11 September 2022

13:00-15:00 CEST Warsaw
with broadcast
General Assembly Session 2:
Get to know your candidates

An introduction to the President and Vice President candidates Q&A session with the president candidates Presentations by vice president candidates

The link to this session is:  https://meeting15.com/en/join-event/fig-international-federation-of-surveyors-xxvii-fig-congress-2022/4606
If you will attend on 4 September your online registration will be transferred.
  online Voting for Vice President candidates start shortly after the session at 16:00 (CEST)
    NB - Voting for President candidate starts Tuesday 13 September 18:00 (CEST)

Monday, 12 September 2022

16:30-18:00 CEST Warsaw Member Association Forum
by invitation only (no online attendance or broadcast and no recording)

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

9:00-11:00 CEST Warsaw Director Generals Forum (Affiliate members) (no online attendance or broadcast and no recording)
18:00 CEST   The voting for President starts

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

16:30-18:00 CEST Warsaw Academic Member Forum – jointly organised by FIG Commission 2 and FAO
(will be broadcast)
16:30-18:00 CEST Warsaw
with broadcast
Presidents meeting
by invitation only (no online attendance or broadcast and no recording)

Thursday, 15 September 2022

10:00-13:00 CEST Warsaw
with broadcast
General Assembly Session 3: Results of the elections, follow up on the Congress activities and what to expect in the coming years

The link to this session is:  https://meeting15.com/en/join-event/fig-international-federation-of-surveyors-xxvii-fig-congress-2022/4606

 

ROLL CALL AND REGISTRATION FOR VOTING

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

Eligible to vote are member associations (MA) in good standing. The appointed official representative will be the person who will receive the emails with the links to votings and who will cast the votes on behalf of the association.

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 2021 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 2 September 2022 in order for the member association to register and to be included in the first voting on general matters. Later payments will be considered as not received in due time.

For the two other elections (two vice presidents and president) it is possible to pay onsite the latest on Sunday 11 September before the General Assembly starts in order to be included in the elections.
 
All member associations are asked to appoint their official delegate the latest on 25 August 2022. This will be done through this google form:
https://forms.gle/VUCLEbzs5qDt7ysU6 

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


REGISTRATION
Session 1: Online session on 4 September

For the online session on 4 September we will use a special online system (for this session only) called Evenea and all who want to attend must register separately to this session.

This is the link to the registration and to access this session: https://live.evenea.com/262-365-403

Sessions 2 and 3 - onsite with broadcast

The onsite sessions will take place in Warsaw Poland, at Doubletree by Hilton Conference Centre. We encourage you to attend in person. Register here for the full congress

If you will not be able to attend in person it will be possible to follow the sessions online. The sessions will also be recorded and made available afterwards.

If you have already registered for the congress with online attendance you will also have access to these sessions. If not, you can register for online attendance for the full conference here

In case you ONLY want to attend the General Assembly sessions and NOT the full congress, please register here

Time Zone

The challenge of a global event with online attendance will be the different time zones. Since the on-site Congress will take place in Poland, this time zone, CEST (Central European Summer Time) will be used in general.


VOTING AND ADOPTION OF AGENDA ITEMS

Voting will be online and will take place in different rounds. Official delegates who attend onsite in Warsaw will also vote online. Please make sure that you have access to your email. For each voting round an email is sent to the official delegate from SimplyVoting.com  with instructions on how to logon. For those associations with more than one vote, separate emails for each vote will be sent.

We will be using the online voting system Simply Voting (https://www.simplyvoting.com/) which is the same system as in 2021. 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/VUCLEbzs5qDt7ysU6

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 to this one email address. You cannot enter more than one email address.

Members who have two or three votes will receive two or three emails – please note it is possible to vote separately in each of the voting sheets.

Three different 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 three voting processes:

  1. All general agenda items
  2. Election for the two Vice President posts
  3. Election for the post of President
Process 1: All general 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 2021, the written financial reports and the budgets 2022-2025
  • Adoption of the motions of agenda items that do not require voting
  • Adoption of the proposal that Council will be given the power to decide on the destination for the FIG Working Week 2028 because it is the 150th anniversary of FIG
  • Adoption of the report from the Engagement committees and that FIG Council will elaborate on the recommendations
This voting will take place over 3 days Start: Sunday 4 September 16:00 (4PM) CEST
End: Wednesday 7 September 10:00 (10AM) CEST

Process 2: Election of two Vice Presidents for the term 2023-2026

Two Vice Presidents must be elected. There are four candidates.
This means that at least two voting rounds are needed and can be up to four voting rounds. According to the statutes:
 
Election of the first Vice President:
 
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 two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.
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.
 
Election of the second Vice President will be done between the remaining three candidates:

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 two candidates who received the most votes in the first round.
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 11 September 18:00 CEST
End: Monday 12 September 14:00 CEST
Second voting round * Start: Monday 12 September 16:00 CEST
End: Tuesday 13 September 12:00 CEST
Third voting round ** Start: Tuesday 13 September 14:00 CEST,
End: Wednesday 14 September 10:00 CEST
Fourth voting round *** Start: Wednesday 14 September 12:00 CEST
End: Thursday 15 September 8:00 CEST

20 hours per round
* with EITHER 2nd round for the 1st candidate OR first round for the second candidate among the three remaining candidates.
** with EITHER first round for the second candidate among the three remaining candidates, OR 2nd round for the 2nd candidate among the two candidates with the most votes*** if needed

The appointed delegates from each member association eligible to vote will receive an email from www.simplyvoting.com  with a link to the voting sheet when each of the voting rounds starts, and one reminder if no vote has been cast after 10 hours.  

Process 3: Election for President

There are three candidates for the position for President. This means that there will either be one or two rounds of voting. The voting will be started on Tuesday 13 September at 18:00 CEST to give the president candidates some time in Warsaw before the voting begins.

IF: one candidate gets 50% or more votes in the first round this candidate is elected.

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

First voting round

Start: Tuesday 13 September 18:00 CEST
End: Wednesday 14 September 12:00 (AM) CEST

Second voting round *

Start: Wednesday 14 September 14:00 CEST
End: Thursday 15 September 8:00 (AM)CEST

18 hours per round
* IF needed: 2nd round with the two candidates who got most votes

 

The appointed delegates from each member association eligible to vote will receive an email from www.simplyvoting.com with a link to the voting sheet when the voting starts, and one reminder.

Please note: once your vote has been cast/submitted, you cannot undo or change it.

For each new round of voting, all official appointed member association representatives will receive an email.

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.



Overview of voting processes and dates

Process 1:

Process 2:

Process 3:


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

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/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9
    Deadline 25 August 2022

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/VUCLEbzs5qDt7ysU6  
Deadline 25 August 2022

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FIG 45th GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2022

AGENDA

for the meetings to be held on
Sunday 4 September (online),
Sunday 11 September and Thursday 15 September 2022 at
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Warsaw, Poland


Introduction

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

To download the agenda in .pdf please click here: 

Agenda  (pdf, 35 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 43rd AND 44th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  6. MEMBERSHIP
  7. PRESIDENT’S REPORT 2022
  8. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS
  9. CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD BANK
  10. LIAISON WITH INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
  11. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2021 AUDITOR'S REPORTS AND BUDGETS 2022-2025
  12. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2024
  13. FIG FOUNDATION
  14. FIG COMMISISONS
  15. FIG NETWORKS AND PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS
  16. TASK FORCE ON FIG AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  17. NEW PUBLICATIONS
  18. FIG WORKING WEEK 2028
  19. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION CHAIRS FOR THE TERM 2023-2026
  20. REPORT OF THE ENGAGMENT COMMITTEE
  21. ROLL CALL
  22. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT FOR 2023-2026 - PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES
  23. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2023-2026 - PRSENTATION OF CANDIDATES
  24. FIG PRESIDENTS MEETING
  25. ROLL CALL
  26. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT - RESULT
  27. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS - RESULT
  28. ADOPTION OF ALL AGENDA ITEMS
  29. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION CHAIRS
  30. MEMBERSHIP
  31. REPORTS FROM ASSOCIATION, AFFILIATE, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE MEMBERS FORUM
  32. REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONS
  33. REPORTS FROM NETWORKS, TASK FORCES, PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS, FIG FOUNDATION AND OTHER CONGRESS ACTIVITIES
  34. OTHER ISSUES
  35. REPORT ON THE FIG CONGRESS 2026 IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
  36. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2025 IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
  37. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2024 IN ACCRA, GHANA
  38. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2023 IN ORLANDO FLORIDA, USA
  39. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION AND CLOSING CEREMONY

1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS

President Rudolf Staiger to open the 45th General Assembly.
Agenda items 1-20 will be included in General Assembly session 1 – online 4 September 2022
Agenda items 21-23 will be included in General Assembly session 2 – 11 September 2022 in Warsaw, Poland
Agenda items 25-39 will be included in General Assembly session 3 – 15 September 2022 in Warsaw Poland

2. ROLL CALL

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

All member associations are asked to appoint their official delegate the latest on 25 August 2022. This will be done through this google form:
https://forms.gle/VUCLEbzs5qDt7ysU6

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

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. There will be a roll call for the attendees being present in Warsaw for session 2 and 3.

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 2021 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 31 August 2022 in order for the member association to register and to be included in the first voting on general matters. Later payments will be considered as not received in due time.

For the two other elections (two vice presidents and president) it is possible to pay onsite the latest on Sunday 11 September before the General Assembly starts in order to be included in the elections.

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 2021 and earlier. (will be posted 25 August 2022)

Motion: Those members who have assigned an official delegate are recorded in the minutes as present for all sessions. In addition we make a roll call for those who are represented in person in Warsaw on 11 and 15 September.

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.

FFIG Council suggests to appoint the two representatives nominated for honorary membership:

  •  Stephen Djaba, Ghana
  • Volker Schwieger, Germany

Motion: That the General Assembly appoints two tellers:

  • Stephen Djaba, Ghana
  • Volker Schwieger, Germany

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 Julyh on the web site and sent by email to all members.

Motion: That the agenda for 2022 will be adopted

Decision:

5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 43rd AND 44th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The minutes from 2020/2021 have been circulated previously. The General Assembly 2020 was held together with the General Assembly 2021, hence the agendas and minutes of these two assemblies are merged.

Appendix to item 5: The minutes of the General Assembly held online in June 2021

Motion: That the minutes are adopted as recorded.

Decision:

6. MEMBERSHIP

6.1 Admittance of new Member Associations

FIG has received no new applications for membership since the 44th General Assembly.

6.2 Other Member Association Issues

There are no other Member Association issues

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).

  • Lithuanian Association of Surveyors LMA, Lithuania, MA-10053
  • Ordre des Geometre du Togo, MA-10084
  • Ordre Des Geometres Experts Du Benin, MA-10113
  • Association of Professional Land Surveyors of Liberia, MA-10119
  • Ordre des Géomètres Experts de Côte d’Ivoire (OGECI), MA-10129
  • Society Of Engineers - UAE, United Arab Emirates, MA-10131

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 4 September 2022 unless FIG Office receives payment from the associations.

After acceptance of the new member association and before expulsions, the number of FIG member associations is 102 from 85 countries.

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:

  • Lithuanian Association of Surveyors LMA, Lithuania, MA-10053
  • Ordre des Geometre du Togo, MA-10084
  • Ordre des Geometres Experts Du Benin, MA-10113
  • Association of Professional Land Surveyors of Liberia, MA-10119
  • Ordre des Géomètres Experts de Côte d’Ivoire (OGECI), MA-10129
  • Society of Engineers - UAE, United Arab Emirates, MA-10131

Decision:

6.4 Suspended status 2022

In accordance with its administrative measures, FIG Council, has deferred to continue for 2022 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

  • Iranian Society of Surveyors (ISS) (international ban makes it impossible for them to transfer the registration fee)

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 2023.

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 2021.

  • National Agency of Public Registry, Georgia, AF-20072

Two affiliate members have been expelled:

  • Cambodia: Ministry of Land Management AF-20004
  • Albania Central Office of Immovable Property Registration (IPRO) AF-20049

After these changes the number of Affiliate members is 43 from 42 countries.

6.5.2 Corporate members

FIG Council has admitted one application for corporate membership:

  • Construction Technological Services Private Limited, Sri Lanka, CM-30076

The following member has resigned its membership of FIG:

  • AlmatyGeoCenter, Kazakhstan CM-30075 – Category F, due to the financial unstable situation

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

  • Geo-Plus Canada CM-30071 – category E
  • Dynamic Vision, Afghanistan, CM-30073 – category D

After these changes, the number of corporate members is now 20.

6.5.3 Academic members

FIG Council has admitted three new Academic members since the General Assembly 2021:

  • Ankara University Faculty of Applied Sciences, Turkey, AC-40156
  • Escuela de Ingenieros Militares, Colombia, AC-40157
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM, Malaysia, AC-40041 (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, 2018 and again in 2022.

In 2021 FIG Council expelled all academic members who had not paid their arrears from 2018:

  • University of Technology Sydney, Australia AC-40006      
  • Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, Brazil AC-40011    
  • University of Technology Jamaica Jamaica, AC-40037       
  • University of South Pacific, Fiji AC-40053  
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, AC-40056      
  • Department of Real Estate Science at Lund University, Sweden, AC-40006
  • Land Management Training Centre, Nepal, AC-40089        
  • Palestine Polytechnic University, State of Palestine,  AC-40099     
  • Agronomic And Veterinary Institute Hassan II Moroc, AC-40118  
  • Makerere University, Uganda, AC-40119    
  • The University of Nottingham, China, AC-40126    
  • Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, AC-40128     
  • The University of Thies, UFR Science of engineering, Senegal, AC-40133
  • Institute of Surveying and mapping, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, AC-40146        

The number of Academic Members after these changes is 78 from 49 countries.

6.5.4 Correspondents

The number of correspondent members are five. The current correspondents are coming from Maldives, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tonga and Venezuela.

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 2021 that was held online (from the Netherlands).  

Appendix to item 7:

  • President's report 2022 (to be added)
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 1 September 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

Motion: That the General Assembly accepts the President’s report 2022.

Decision:

8. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS

The Council has received two nominations for Honorary Members:

  • The German Association for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management, DVW, has appointed Prof. Volker Schwieger
  • The Licenced Surveyors Association of Chana, LISAGH has appointed Mr Stephen Djaba

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 both proposals and decided to propose to the General Assembly that it appoints Prof. Volker Schwieger and Mr Stephne Djaba 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 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 included in the technical programme of FIG e-Working Week 2021 including a keynote presentation. Again in 2022 a letter of Agreement has been signed for FAO activities during the FIG Congress 2022. Included is a session organised in cooperation with FIG Commission 8 on Multi-purpose land consolidation and the Academic Members Forum organised together with FIG Commission 2 on: VGGT & UNCCD COP 14.

Two joint FAO, FIG and UN-ECE-WPLA publications are being produced, of which one of them will be published in the FIG Publication series and the second in the FAO series, Knowledge for Investment:

  • Publication (in the FIG Publication series: Digital Transformation and the future role of Land Administration - Good Practices from UN-ECE Region and Beyond
  • FAO Knowledge for Investment Brief: Guidance for preparing Action Plans in support of Digital Transformation in Land Administration

A special joint FAO, FIG, UNECE/WPLA session dedicated to these publications will be held during the congress.
 
Participation to Global Land Tool Network GLTN:

  • Co-lead of Global Land Tool Network Professional Cluster 2021-2022, together with Arab Union
  • Support of the GLTN strategy phase 3
  • Co-Lead on three activities:
    • Creating awareness and promoting the adoption of GLTN’s manual on valuation of unregistered land in the land sector
    • Creating awareness and promoting the development of a Fit-For-Purpose implementation framework in Anambra and Katsina States in Nigeria
    • Scaling up in-country deployments of young surveyors through the Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP)
  • Participation in the GLTN Steering Committee
  • Special sessions in the FIG Congress technical programme

Participation to the work of UN-GGIM

  • UN-GGIM-Geospatial Societies – FIG has the chairmanship of UN-GGIM Geospatial Societies for the term 2020-2022.
  • Expert Group on Land Administration
  • Associate member of Sub-committee on Geodesy
  • Participation online at the eleventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in New York, USA

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

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

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 2021 was held online.
FIG has been in 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.IG 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 has entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Stand for Her Land Campaign (S4HL) https://fig.net/news/news_2022/01_stand-for-her-land.asp

With the MoU FIG and S4HL agree to work together to:

  • Support understanding of S4HL and issues related to women’s land rights
  • Support connections and collaborative efforts to achieve mutually agreeable outcomes.
  • Jointly promote the work of S4HL and FIG

FIG Chair of Commission 10, Alan Muse, is 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 land and surveying related standards.

Again in 2022 there were various activities around the world celebrating Global Surveyors day on and around 21 March 2022

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

Decision:

11. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2021, AUDITOR'S REPORTS AND BUDGETS 2022-2025

The financial report will be presented to the General Assembly. This report includes the auditor’s report from 2021, official accounts (income statement 20221) and balance sheet at 31 December 2021, an updated budget for 2022 and proposals for budgets 2023-2025 and proposal for membership fees for member associations in 2024.

Appendix to item 11:

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

Annexes:

  • 11A Auditor's Report, Income Statement for 2021 and Balance Sheet at 31 December 2021.
  • 11B FIG Result 2021 and FIG Budgets 2022-2025
  • 11C List of member associations whose membership fees are in arrears for 2021 and earlier and that are not allowed to vote - to be published on the FIG web site 25 August 2022 (in roll call).
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 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9 

 

Motion: That the General Assembly:

  • adopts the audited accounts for 2021,
  • adopts the Finance Reports from 2021, and
  •  adopts budgets for 2022–2025

Decision:

12. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2024

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 2021 General Assembly approved membership fees for 2023 as follows:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
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)

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. This level has been kept in the following years. FIG Council has discussed the fees in the light of the current inflation. Even though this will affect the budget Council suggest keeping this same rate for 2024.

It must be noted that in 2021 FIG Council granted a 20% reduction of fee to all members due to the difficulties during the Covid19 Pandemic.

  Motion: That the General Assembly adopts following membership fees payable by member associations in 2024:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2024 € 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 2021-2022.

During the past year two Directors have resigned from their posts:

David Mitchell has been Director of FIG Foundation representing Commission 2 during his term of commission chair. He has earlier expressed his wish to resign from this post due to a too large workload and he stepped out in 2021. His profile has been scientific/academic.

Mike Barry has been on the board since 2006 and has decided due to personal circumstances to step down. He has secured the scientific/academic line of the Foundation over the years. Mike Barry was in 2021 appointed Honorary Member of FIG for his longstanding involvement to FIG.

FIG Council has appointed two new Directors:

  •  Jennifer Whittal, South Africa who has a strong academic/scientific profile
  • Bryn Fosburgh, USA, bringing in corporate expertise, senior leadership, and experiences with foundations

FIG Council thanks the two outgoing Directors for their valuable contributions over the years and welcomes the two new directors.

The FIG Foundation President will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 13:

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance to FIG Foundation and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

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. Delegates are asked to read the reports carefully. At the first General Assembly session (online) there will be a short oral report on the commission work.

The Chairs will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 14: Commission reports:

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

 

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to the commission chairs in advance and the latest on 25 August at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the 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 is for the term 2021-22 chaired by Kwabena Asiama. Attached to this agenda is a report on the FIG Young Surveyors activities during the past year. The Chair of FIG Young Surveyors will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.1:

2021: 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 2021-22. The Chair of the Standards Network will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.  

Appendix to item 15.2 –

  • 2021: Standards Network Report

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the 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 Chair of the Asia/Pacific Network, Rob Sarib is willing to continue as chair for the coming term (2023-26). FIG Council has agreed to this decision.

Prof. Jennifer Whittal had expressed her interest to continue as chair of the FIG Africa Regional Network (ARN) for the coming term, however with her academic profile FIG Foundation and FIG Council wished to see her as Director of the FIG Foundation. It is not possible to continue in both positions at the same time. Jennifer has kindly accepted to become one of the FIG Foundation Directors, although she also expresses her sorrow to leave ARN.

Instead, FIG Council has appointed Surv. Mohmmed Mamman Kabir FIG Council has appointed Surv. Mohmmed Mamman Kabir from Nigeria as new chair of ARN for the coming term gradually taking over from Jennifer Whittal so that she could finalise some of the current activities that she had started, and with full effect after the General Assembly 2022.

More information. https://www.fig.net/news/news_2022/03_africa_regional_network.asp

The Chairs of the Regional Capacity Development Networks will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.3

  • Africa Network (Jennifer Whittal): Report
  • Asia/Pacific Network (Rob Sarib): Report and presentation

Motion:That the General Assembly adopts the reports from the networks, notes the update and appointments made by FIG Council, and records its thanks to the Chair of the Network and its members.

Decision:

115.4 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. In the report OICRF has proposed that the General Assembly appoints Dr Eva-Maria Unger as the new Director of OICRF. Ms Pauline van Elsland will continue her activities as secretary of OICRF. FIG Council supports this change.
Dr. Eva-Maria Unger will precede Prof. Christiaan Lemmen who will retire from OICRF after leading the institution for 12 years.

The proposed Chair of the Permanent Institution will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.4:

22021:

OICRF report - 2021-August 2022

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the report and appoints Dr. Eva-Maria Unger as the new OICRF Director. Ms. Pauline van Elsland will continue her activities as OICRF Secretary and that the General Assembly records its thanks to the members of OICRF for their past year’s work and sincere thanks to Prof. Christiaan Lemmen for his long and outstanding work in OICRF.

Decision:

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

Mr. Jan de Graeve, Director of the IIHSM and Mr. John Brock have prepared a report on the IIHSM. Representatives of the Permanent Institution will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 15.5:

IIHS&M Report

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:

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to the networks, and permanent institutions in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

16. TASK FORCE ON FIG AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

In 2019 FIG Council established a Task Force that 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 a special session in the technical programme at the Congress. Over the past six months the Task Force has published a news item each month with focus on a commission or network chair and their approach to the SDG’s. With this work done, and still more areas to focus on in regard to FIG and the SDG's the Task Force recommends that the Task Force will continue during the next term.The Chair of the Task Force will be ready during general assembly session 1 to respond to questions and comments from the delegates.

Appendix to item 16:

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

Decision:

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

17. NEW PUBLICATIONS

The History of Surveying - 7 volumes covering Three Millenniums of Measurement of Earth. These seven books include a life-long research and work of Jim Smith and Jan De Graeve on the History of Surveying. Only a 100 Special Edition Sets of the seven volumes have been printed.

The printing of these Special Editions has been made possible by Trimble, and all income from the books are donated in full to FIG Foundation.

Read more

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the new publications.

Decision:

18. FIG WORKING WEEK 2028

2028 is a special year as it is the 150th anniversary of FIG. Already in 2019 the two French associations OGE and AFT expressed their interest at the presidents meeting to host the FIG Working Week in 2028. The two associations have already done a quite extensive work to prepare a bidding material.

On one hand, Council wants to respect the power and constitutional role of the General Assembly. On the other hand, Council supports the idea of celebrating our 150th anniversary in Paris with the Working Week 2028. Paris is the natural and obvious place because FIG was founded 150 years ago exactly there.

With this background, FIG Council would like to see the Working Week 2028 taking place in Paris but will be open for discussion and listen whether GA is supporting this idea or if there are any objections or concerns.

Appendix to Agenda item 18:

Letter of interest from OEG and ATF, France

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to this agenda item in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

Motion: That the General Assembly gives FIG Council the power to select the destination for the anniversary year 2028.

 Decision:

19. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION CHAIRS FOR THE TERM 2023-2026

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 become Chairs of the Commissions for the next term of office. Thus, the General Assembly shall appoint at this meeting Commission Chairs for term of office 1.17.2023-31.12.20262.

Nominations from 2021:

Commission 1: Timothy W. Burch   Nomination NSPS USA
Commission 2: Dimo Todorovski  Nomination GIN Netherlands
Commission 3: Sagi Daylot    Nomination ALSI Israel
Commission 4: Malavige Don Eranda Kanachana Gunathilaka
Nomination SISL Sri Lanka
Commission 5: Ryan Keenan Nomination SSSI Australia
Commission 6: Werner Lienhart  Nomination OVG Austria
Commission 7: Rohan Bennett  Nomination SSSI/GIN Australia/Netherlands
Commission 8: Kwabena Asiama 
Nomination GhIS Ghana
Commission 9: Peter Ache  Nomination DVW Germany
Commission 10: Anil Sawhney  Nomination RICS United Kingdom

 

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to this agenda item in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

 Motion: That the General Assembly appoints the above mentioned commission chairs for term of office 1.1.2023-31.12.2026

Decision:

20. REPORT OF THE ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

At the General Assembly in 2021 an Engagement Committee was installed for a trial period. The main idea for the Engagement Committee was to encourage a number of potential candidates for the various positions in FIG. The Engagement Committee started its work right after the General Assembly 2021. A report from the committee has been submitted on their experience and recommendation. The trial period continues during the coming 2-3 years with a specific focus on new potential Chairs Elects.
https://fig.net/news/news_2021/10_engagement_committee.asp
 
Appendix to agenda item 20: Evaluation report from the Engagement Committee

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to this agenda item in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

Motion: that the General Assembly adopts the report from the Engagement Committee and that FIG Council will evaluate the recommendations in the report for the future work of the Engagement Committee.

Decision:


FIG GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION 2
11 September 2022, 13:00-15:30 in Warsaw Poland

21. ROLL CALL

All members who have appointed an official delegate will be listed in the roll call as present during all sessions.
In addition there will be a new roll call for members attending in person in Warsaw, Poland

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the members who are present in person in this session 2 of the General Assembly.

Decision:

22. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT FOR 2023-2026 - PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

The Council has received three nominations for the post of FIG President (mentioned in the alphabetic order of the first name):

  • Abbas Rajabifard, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute SSSI, Australia
  • Diane Dumashie, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS, UK
  • Orhan Ercan, Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers HKMO, Türkiye

The profile templates and introduction videos are attached to the agenda.

This General Assembly session will include a Q&A session with the three candidates in which they will be given time to elaborate on their ideas and goals for developing the FIG agenda.

The election will take place during the Congress, starting Tuesday 13 September 18:00 (CEST). The election will be online. There will be given 20 hours per round of voting.

There are three candidates for the position for President. This means that there will either be one or two rounds of voting. The voting will be started on Tuesday 13 September at 18:00 CEST to give the president candidates some time in Warsaw before the voting begins. If there will be no absolute majority in the first vote, a second vote will be organised between those two candidates that have most votes. 

IF: one candidate gets 50% or more votes in the first round this candidate is elected.

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

First voting round

Start: Tuesday 13 September 18:00 CEST
End: Wednesday 14 September 12:00 (AM) CEST

Second voting round *

Start: Wednesday 14 September 14:00 CEST
End: Thursday 15 September 8:00 (AM)CEST

18 hours per round
* IF needed: 2nd round with the two candidates who got most votes

The appointed delegates from each member association eligible to vote will receive an email from www.simplyvoting.com with a link to the voting sheet when the voting starts, and one reminder. Please note that members with two or three votes will receive two or three emails. Each voting sheet will be filled out individually.

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to the candidates in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

Appendix to item 22 and 26: Profile templates and promotion material of the candidates for FIG President 2023-26

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentations of the candidates, makes its careful consideration for the online election and elects a new President for the term 2023-2026.

Decision:

23. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2023-2026 - PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

FIG Council has received four proposals for the two open posts of FIG Vice President for the term 2023 to 2026 (mentioned in the alphabetic order of the first name):

  • Brian Davies, Canadian Institute of Geomatics CIG, Canada
  • Daniel Steudler, GEOSUISSE, Switzerland
  • Qin Yan, Chinese Society for Geodesy Photogrammetry and Cartography CSGPC, China 
  • Winnie Shiu, National Society of Professional Surveyors NSPS, USA

The profile templates and video presentations of each candidate are attached to this agenda.

In this second session of the General Assembly on 11 September 2022 each candidate will have time to present themselves.

The elections will take place online and will start shortly after session 2 on 11 September 2022. Each election round will be open for 20 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 three 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.

First voting round Start: Sunday 11 September 18:00 CEST
End: Monday 12 September 14:00 CEST
Second voting round * Start: Monday 12 September 16:00 CEST
End: Tuesday 13 September 12:00 CEST
Third voting round ** Start: Tuesday 13 September 14:00 CEST,
End: Wednesday 14 September 10:00 CEST
Fourth voting round *** Start: Wednesday 14 September 12:00 CEST
End: Thursday 15 September 8:00 CEST

20 hours per round
* with EITHER 2nd round for the 1st candidate OR first round for the second candidate among the three remaining candidates.
** with EITHER first round for the second candidate among the three remaining candidates, OR 2nd round for the 2nd candidate among the two candidates with the most votes*** if needed

The appointed delegates from each member association eligible to vote will receive an email from www.simplyvoting.com  with a link to the voting sheet when each of the voting rounds starts, and one reminder if no vote has been cast.

All members and individuals interested in FIG have the option and are encouraged to comment and ask questions to the candidates in advance and the latest on 25 August 2022 at: https://forms.gle/Zs7caGigfysiRUmF9

 

Appendix to item 23 and 27: Profiles of the candidates

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 2023-2026.

Decision:


FIG President's meeting

WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 - 16:30 - 18:00, WARSAW POLAND

24. PRESIDENTS MEETING

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 Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 16:30 – 18:00.


GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION 3, WARSAW, POLAND
15 SEPTEMBER 2022

 

25. ROLL CALL

All members who have appointed an official delegate will be listed in the roll call.
There will be a new roll call for members attending in person in Warsaw, Poland.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the members who are present in person in this session 3 of the General Assembly.

Decision:

26. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT - RESULT

The General Assembly has been presented to the nominations, information material and presentations in session 2, and the voting will take place online 13-15 September.
The result of the online voting will be presented by FIG Council.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes and adopts the voting result.

Decision:

27. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS - RESULT

The General Assembly has been presented to the nominations, information material and presentations in session 2, and the voting will take place online 11-15 September.

The result of the online voting will be presented by FIG Council.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes and adopts the voting result.

Decision:

 28. ADOPTION OF ALL GENERAL AGENDA ITEMS

The voting on all other agenda items took place right after the first General Assembly session on 4 September. The result of the online voting will be presented by FIG Council.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes and adopts the voting result.

Decision:

29. APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSION CHAIRS

The General Assembly have been asked to appoint the nominated and elected commission chairs elects to commission chairs.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes and adopts the voting result

Decision:

30. MEMBERSHIP

The Council will decide on other membership issues, if any, considered in Warsaw and bring them for the General Assembly for decision or information as necessary.

Motion: That the General Assembly decides on the membership issues based on the proposal of the Council.

Decision:

31. REPORTS FROM ASSOCIATION, AFFILIATE, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE MEMBERS FORUM

During the Congress there will be Member Association Forum, the Director General's/Affiliate Members Forum, Academic Members Forum, Regional Bodies Forum and Corporate Members Meeting. They may report back to the General Assembly on any issues that may need the endorsement of or are of general interest to the General Assembly.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report(s)

Decision:

32. REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONS

FIG Commissions will have their annual meetings, administrative meetings and technical sessions during the Congress. They may report back to the General Assembly on any issues that may need the endorsement of or are of general interest to the General Assembly. Any other activities from the Congress may be reported back to the General Assembly on any issues that may need the endorsement of or are of general interest to the General Assembly.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report(s).

Decision:

33. REPORTS FROM NETWORKS, TASK FORCES, PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS, FIG FOUNDATION AND OTHER CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

Networks, Task Forces, Permanent Institutions, FIG Foundation and others will have meetings and technical sessions in Warsaw. They may report back to the General Assembly on any issues that may need the endorsement of or are of general interest to the General Assembly. Any other activities from the Congress may be reported back to the General Assembly on any issues that may need the endorsement of or are of general interest to the General Assembly.
 
Motion: That the General Assembly records the report(s).
 
Decision:

34. OTHER ISSUES

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

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

Decision:

35. REPORT ON THE FIG CONGRESS 2026 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 2026.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

36. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2025 IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee from SSSI will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Working Week 2025.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

37. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2024 IN ACCRA, GHANA

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee from GhIS and LISAC will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Working Week 2024.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

38. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2023 IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee from NSPS will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Working Week 2023.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

39. CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES

 


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