Further information


List of Participants

Suva Statement on Spatially Responsible Governance

Program Book


Report Workshop 1A and 2A

Picture Gallery


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Fiji Institute of Surveyors

University of South Pacific

Ministry of Lands and
 Mineral Resources, Land Use Unit

International Federation of Surveyors


We are pleased to announce that Trimble have agreed to sponsor the Symposium.


Welcome to FIG Pacific Small Island Developing States Symposium

Policies and Practices for Responsible Governance

Novotel, Suva, Fiji, 18–20 September 2013


During the XXIV FIG Congress in Sydney, 2010, a seminar was organized to address the challenges Small Island Developing States are facing in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and with a special focus on the South Pacific Region.

The Seminar emphasized the importance of good land governance especially in relation to climate change and natural disaster; access to land, coastal and marine resources; and secure land tenure and administration. The seminar adopted the “Sydney Agenda for Action” that aims at developing the capacity of land professionals to deal with these challenges.


FIG will support its membership in the region to realize a two-­day Pacific Region Small Island Developing States Symposium  that will include the following thematic tracks

  • Improved governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests
  • Geospatial information management; and
  • Secure land and property rights for all.

Cross cutting themes include capacity development, professional development and climate change.

The Symposium will include plenary presentations and technical sessions that could take the form of workshops, panel discussions and roundtables to address these themes. The overall goal is to deliver professional knowledge, engage professionals and stake holders and contribute towards in-­‐region information dissemination and capacity development.



FIG is partnering Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Fiji Institute of Surveyors (a member association of FIG), the University of South Pacific  and the Fiji Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources to realize this Symposium.

The United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management (UN GGIM), the United Nations Regional Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific (UN-GGIM-AP), United Nations Human Settlement Program (UN-Habitat) and Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) are supporting the Symposium.


The Symposium is supported by:

United Nations Human Settlements Programme


Global Land Tool Network


Regional Committee of United Nations
Global Geospatial Information Management for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management