FIG General Assembly

Agenda

24th FIG General Assembly
7 and 11 May 2001 in Seoul, Korea

PROGRAMME

This is the programme for the General Assembly. To see the full programme of the Working Week and administrative meetings

Monday
7 May

Grand Ballroom I

11.00 - 12.30

General Assembly, First Session

Grand Ballroom I
Cosmos
Rose

13.30 - 15.00

General Assembly - Breakout Sessions

   15.30 - 17.30 Commission (Annual) Meetings

Friday
11 May
Cosmos

08.30 - 10.00

President’s meeting with Presidents of member associations (or their representatives), by invitation only

Grand Ballroom I  10.00 - 13.00 General Assembly, Second Session

Grand Ballroom I

13.00 - 13.30

Closing Ceremony

FIG 24th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

AGENDA

for the meetings to be held at the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel and Conference Centre, Seoul, Korea
on 7 and 11 May 2001


Introduction

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Appendices received after the Agenda has been distributed to members:

Additional Agenda II, 21 May 2001
              Adobe Acrobat version, 21 May 2001

Additional Agenda I
             
Adobe Acrobat version, 21 May 2001

Appendices to original Agenda


Monday 7 May


Monday 7 May, 11.00 - 12.30, Grand Ballroom I
General Assembly, First Session

1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS

President Robert W. Foster to open the 24th General Assembly.

2. ROLL CALL

Vice President Christian Andreasen to take the roll call.
Appendix to items 2 & 23: Roll call.revised version 27.4.2001
Adobe Acrobat version, revised version 27.4.2001

Motion: That the delegates and observers attending the General Assembly be entered in the records and that at the second session of the General Assembly roll call will be made only for member associations while other members and participants will be recorded only.

Decision:

3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS

Motion: That the General Assembly appoints two persons as tellers following the principle adopted at the 22nd General Assembly so that the tellers will represent member associations hosting the preceding (Czech Union of Surveyors and Cartographers) and the current General Assembly (Korea Confederation of Surveyors).

Decision:

4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

Motion: That the General Assembly adds a new agenda item 19 B Other matters before agenda item 20. Under this item the General Assembly will be informed about the FIG guidelines on the use of the FIG logo. 7 May 2001

Decision:

5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 23rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Minutes have been circulated previously. After distributing the minutes two amendments have been made. These are to items 21 (Membership Subscriptions (added the aim of the Bureau to stabilise the membership fees) and 27 (The Future Governance of FIG - spelling mistake in the number of proposed Vice Presidents - and addition to the discussion records that "someone from a member association who has experience of organising a working week or congress should be appointed to the task force"). These amendments have previously added on the minutes posted on the FIG web site.

Please bring your copy of the minutes of FIG General Assembly 2000 with you to the meeting.

Motion: That the minutes be adopted with following amendments:

21. Subscription rates 2002

  • To add the following text in the introduction: "Treasurer Charles Challstrom, however, informed the General Assembly that the goal of the Bureau is to stabilise the membership fees and to increase the amount of other income instead of continuing with annual increases with the membership fees."

27. The future governance of FIG

  • To add under the discussion following text: "Iain Greenway (UK) pointed out that in the NRG there should not be members from the current Council and suggested that someone from a member association who had experience of organising a working week or congress should be appointed to the Task Force - Review of Commission, Task Force and Permanent Institution Structure 2000-2002."

  • To make a change in the motion and decision as follows: " - - that the Council shall consist of a President and four Vice Presidents" instead of five Vice Presidents as it was recorded in the original minutes because the original Task force report was suggesting four Vice Presidents.

Decision:

6. MEMBERSHIP

6.1 Acceptance of new members

6.1.1 Professional Association of Real Estate Specialists and Surveyors - PARESS (Armenia)

The Professional Association of Real Estate Specialists and Surveyors - PARESS (Armenia) has submitted a formal application to become a member association of FIG. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets criteria for membership of FIG as a member association. Both candidates from Armenia (PARESS and APS) have been informed about the situation with two applications and they have not opposed that both associations will become members of FIG.

Appendix to item 6.1.1: Application form from the Professional Association of Real Estate Specialists and Surveyors (PARESS).
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Professional Association of Real Estate Specialists and Surveyors (PARESS) as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.2 Association of Private Surveyors, APS (Armenia)

The Association of Private Surveyors (APS), Armenia has submitted a formal application to become a member association of FIG. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets criteria for membership of FIG as a member association. Both candidates from Armenia (PARESS and APS) have been informed about the situation with two applications and they have not opposed that both associations become members of FIG.

Appendix to item 6.1.2: Application form from the Association of Private Surveyors (APS).
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Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Association of Private Surveyors (APS) as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.3 Maanmittausalan ammattikorkeakoulu- ja opistoteknisten Liitto MAKLI ry (Finland)

Maanmittausalan ammattikorkeakoulu- ja opistoteknisten Liitto MAKLI ry (Finland) has submitted a formal application to become a second member association of FIG from Finland. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets criteria for membership of FIG as a member association. The application is supported by the existing Finnish member association (Suomen Maanmittausinsinöörien Liitto - Finnish Association of Surveyors MIL).

Appendix to item 6.1.3: Application form from the Maanmittausalan ammattikorkeakoulu- ja opistoteknisten Liitto MAKLI ry.
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Maanmittausalan ammattikorkeakoulu- ja opistoteknisten Liitto MAKLI ry as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.4 Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, USA)

The Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico has submitted a formal application to become a new member association of FIG. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets criteria for membership of FIG as a member association. The US member association the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) has been consulted on the application and it supports the membership.

Appendix to item 6.1.4: Application form from the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico.
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Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.5 Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géometres-Topographes (Morocco) revised version 27.4.2001

The Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géomètres-Topographes from Morocco has submitted a formal application to become a new member association of FIG. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets the criteria for membership of FIG as a member association.

Appendix to item 6.1.5: Application form from the Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géomètres-Topographes. revised version 27.4.2001
Adobe Acrobat version revised version 27.4.2001

Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Ordre National des Ingénieurs Géomètres-Topographes as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.6 Mongolian Association of Surveying and Mapping (MASM) 11 May 2001

The Mongolian Association of Surveying and Mapping (MASM) from Mongolia has submitted a formal application to become a new member association of FIG. The Bureau has considered the application and believes that the association meets the criteria for membership of FIG as a member association.

Appendix to item 6.1.6: Application form from the Mongolian Association of Surveying and Mapping. 11 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version, 11 May 2001

Motion: That the General Assembly admits the Mongolian Association of Surveying and Mapping as a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.2 Restoration of the Membership of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors

The Nigerian Institute of Surveyors has paid its all arrears after the expulsion at the General Assembly in Prague. The Bureau has, therefore, restored the membership of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors with all membership benefits.

Motion: That the General Assembly restores formally the membership of the Nigerian Institute of Surveyors and records the action already taken by the Bureau.

Decision:

6.3 Expungements 

6.3.1 Expungements  7 May 2001

The Bureau wants to inform the General Assembly that the Association des Géomètres Algériens, Ikatan Surveyor Indonesia and Ukrainian Society of Surveying have made partly payments for their arrears and that arrangements have been made for the remaining arrears so that none of these associations is at the moment more than three years in arrears with its membership fees.

Motion: The motion on expelling member associations from the FIG membership has been withdrawn from the agenda.

Decision:

6.3.2 Resignation of The Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe

The Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe has 30th May 2000 informed the Bureau that it is impossible for the Institute to pay its outstanding and future subscriptions to FIG and it therefore has to resign from the Federation. The situation has been confirmed again 15th February 2001 and because it is not possible to admit a free membership to any member association the Bureau has decided to accept the resignation of The Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe from its membership in FIG.

Motion: That the General Assembly records that The Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe has resigned from the Federation.

Decision:

6.4 Other membership matters 

The Bureau wants to inform the General Assembly on the following changes in the membership of FIG:

Affiliates  7 May 2001

The Bureau has admitted the following threeorganisations to become affiliate members of FIG:

  • Instituto Geográfico Nacional, El Salvador

  • Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Guatemala

  • Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Cambodia 7 May 2001

Sponsor members 11 May 2001

The Bureau has admitted the following seven companies to become sponsor members of FIG:

  • Terra Map Server GmbH, Germany; specification: Internet and GIS, Corporate Membership category: E

  • Hansa Luftbild Sensorik und Photogrammetrie GmbH, Germany; specification: photogrammetry. Corporate Membership category: E

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI); USA; specification: GIS and mapping software; Corporate Membership category: C

  • GeoInformatics; specification: publisher/journal; The Netherlands; Corporate Membership category: E

  • MicroSurvey Software, Inc.; Canada; specification: software; Corporate Membership category: E

  • SurveyPlanet, Inc; USA; specification: web portal: Corporate Membership category: E

  • GTZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation), Germany ,Corporate Membership category: E,  11 May 2001

Further the Bureau wants to inform that after Trimble Navigation Limited completed its acquisition of the Spectra Precision, both being sponsor members of FIG, Trimble Navigation Ltd stays as a sponsor member of FIG representing both former sponsor members.

Correspondents

The Bureau has expelled correspondents from Belize and Botswana, because they have not shown any activity in the work of the Federation 2nd December 2000.

The Bureau has admitted M. Alassane Ba and from Senegal to become a correspondent of FIG 2nd December 2000 and M. Issofa Nchottou from Cameroon 7th March 2001.

Academic members 11 May 2001

The Bureau wants to inform the General Assembly that 17 new academic members have joined FIG after the General Assembly in Prague and that the number of academic members 11 May 2001 is 37. The new academic members are:

  • Istanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering Faculty, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry

  • Michigan Technological University, School of Technology, Surveying

  • New Mexico State University, Surveying Engineering

  • Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology (EVITech)

  • Universadad de Concepcion, Unidad Académica Los Angeles, Departamento Geomensura, Chile

  • Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnologias / UNSE, Departamento Academico de Agrimensura, Argentina

  • University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhemshaven, Department of Surveying Engineering, Germany

  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica Topográfica, Spain

  • University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna, Institute of Surveying, Remote Sensing and Land

  • The Royal School of Military Survey, Geographic Engineer Group

  • Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Surveying Engineering

  • Universidad de Puerto Rico, Civil Engineering Department

  • Department of Geodesy of the Mongolian Technical University

  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Geodesy and Cadastre/Construction Technology and Management

  • Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Land Management Department

  • The University of Nottingham, Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy, 7 May 2001

  • Wuhan University, Resources & Environment School; Geodesy School; and Urban Planning School, 11 May 2001

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

Decision:

7. PRESIDENT'S REPORT

The report of the President of the Federation includes a review on the activities of the Federation during the past year and report of the activities taken by the Bureau members, other FIG representatives and the FIG office.

Appendix to item 7: President's report.
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the President's report.

Decision:

8. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIG WORK PLAN 1999 - 2003

The Bureau has prepared a follow-up report on the implementation of the FIG Work Plan adopted at the General Assembly in Prague, May 2000. The report includes the parts of the Work Plan which implementation was given to the Bureau and the FIG officers. The implementation of the Commission work plans is included in the Commission reports.

Appendix to item 8: Review on the implementation of the FIG Work Plan 1999 - 2003. 7 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version 7 May 2001

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the report on implementation of the FIG Work Plan 1999 - 2003.

Decision

9. REPORTS FROM CHAIRS OF COMMISSIONS AND AD HOC COMMISSION ON CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

The Commission chairs have submitted written reports on the Commission activities since the General Assembly in Prague. The Commission chairs have been requested to make a supplementary oral report on the Commission meetings and their other activities during the working week in Seoul at the second session of the General Assembly 11th May 2001.

Appendices to item 9:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the written reports and records its thanks to the chairs and officers of the Commissions for their past year's work.

Decision:

10. REPORTS FROM THE DIRECTORS OF PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS

Appendices to item 10:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the reports and records its thanks to the Directors for their past year's work.

Decision:

11. REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR, FIG/UN LIAISON

The Director to make a supplementary oral presentation to his written report.

Appendix to item 11: Report of the Director, FIG/UN Liaison
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the report and the Director's recommendations resulting from his subsequent report and records its thanks to the Director, FIG/UN Liaison for his past year's work.

Decision:

12. FIG AGENDA 21

FIG Task force on Sustainable Development has completed its work and produced a draft document FIG Agenda 21. This report is the surveyors' response on implementation the concept of sustainable development in FIG and its member associations. It includes recommendations on implementing Agenda 21 from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro 1992 and the Habitat Agenda adopted at the Habitat II Conference in Istanbul, 1996. The members are further informed that the draft version is available in Spanish provided by Argentinean colleagues on the FIG web site. Helge Onsrud, Chair of the Task force will briefly present the report to the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 12: FIG Publication no 23: FIG Agenda 21. Draft proposal for the FIG General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, 6-11 May 2001.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the FIG Agenda 21 and adopts its recommendations for FIG and its member associations for implementation and further records its thanks to the Task force chair and its members for the excellent work they have done.

Decision:

13. FIG GUIDELINES ON WOMEN'S ACCESS TO LAND

The FIG Commission 7 Task force on Women's Access to Land has prepared a report for FIG guidelines on women's access to land. The Task force was established by FIG Commission 7 and its Working Group 7.2 Land Ownership in the 21st Century: Access to Land. The report "Women's Access to Land - FIG Guidelines: Principles for Equitable Gender Inclusion in Land Administration: Background Report and Guidelines" has been prepared by Katalin Komjathy and Susan Nichols with the financial support of Sida and Swedesurvey. The Bureau considers the report and its guidelines to be so important that it decided to bring it to the General Assembly for its adoption. Commission 7 supports the adoption of the guidelines already in Seoul with the aim to use the report at international fora as FIG input to the discussion on security of tenure. Katalin Komjathy will present the report briefly at the General Assembly and make a further presentation at one of the technical sessions in the conference in Seoul.

Appendix to item 13: FIG Publication no 24: Women's Access to Land - FIG Guidelines: Principles for Equitable Gender Inclusion in Land Administration: Background Report and Guidelines. Draft proposal for the FIG General Assembly, Seoul, Korea, 6-11 May 2001.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report on women's access to land and adopts the recommended guidelines for surveyors in land administration and land administration projects and further records its thanks to the Task force members and the authors of the report for the excellent work they have done.

Decision:

14. FIG GUIDE ON STANDARDISATION

The FIG Task force on Standards is preparing the FIG Guide on Standardisation for endorsement at the General Assembly in Washington in April 2002. The guide has been created by the Task force to assist FIG Bureau, Commissions and member associations in their efforts to make a difference in standardisation activities and further to explain how surveyors can be actively engaged in the standardisation processes. The draft Guide will be briefly presented to the General Assembly by Iain Greenway, Chair of Task force on Standards. In addition the draft will be discussed at an open workshop on standards on Tuesday 8 May from 15.30-17.30. The member associations that are not able to participate the breakout session or the General Assembly are requested to send their comments to the Task Force chair by 30 June, 2001.

Appendix to item 14: Draft FIG Guide on Standardisation
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly approves to prepare the FIG Guide on Standardisation for endorsement at the General Assembly in Washington in 2002 and notes the current status with its preparation.

Decision:

15. LIAISON WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Appendices to item 15:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the FIG/ISM and FIG/IAG Memoranda of Understanding, adopts the report and its recommendations and records its thanks to all who have contributed to the development of FIG liaison activities during the past year.

Decision:

16. AMENDMENTS TO FIG STATUTES AND INTERNAL RULES

The General Assembly in Prague adopted the recommendations of the Task Force on the Future Governance of FIG including principles of a democratic and fully elected Council. At the same time the General Assembly agreed to make amendments to the statutes and internal rules to be adopted at its next meeting to be held in Seoul, in May 2001.

To help the adoption procedure the Bureau posted the draft statutes and internal rules on the FIG web site in December 2000. The final proposal for new statutes and internal rules include proposals made by the Task force - including procedure for elections - and amendments proposed by several member associations. In addition some amendments are proposed based on the experiences after the establishment of the permanent office. The proposal does not include any changes to the Commission, Task force and Permanent institution structure which are under consideration in the new Task force established in Prague.

The attachment includes the full set of Statutes and Internal Rules as they are proposed to be in force after the General Assembly in Seoul. On the FIG web site  (www.fig.net) the current statutes and internal rules are placed in a way that they can be compared and where the changes are highlighted. The attached set of Statutes and Internal Rules include Statutes; Internal Rules; Responsibilities of the Council Members; Guidelines on organising congresses and working weeks; and Guidelines on FIG certificates and badges. In addition there is a list of the Council Members during the transition period to help orientation.

The Statutes will be introduced at the first session and the decision will be made at the second session of the General Assembly.

Appendix to items 16 and 24: Proposal for FIG Statutes and Internal Rules
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentations and further agrees to make the decision on the new Statutes and Internal Rules at its second session on Friday 11 May, 2001.

Decision:

17. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2000 AND AUDITOR'S REPORT

Appendices to item 17:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the audited accounts for 2000.

Decision:

18. BUDGET 2001 AND 2002

Appendices to item 18:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the up-dated budget for 2001 and adopts the budget for 2002.

Decision:

19. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2003

The General Assembly is required 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 4,000 members; member associations with more than 4,000 members pay fees in accordance with a sliding scale (minute 23 of FIG(GA)M(98)1). Fees for 2001 and 2002 are:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2001 Sw.frs. 4.95 per member up to a maximum of 4,000 members  Sw.frs 100.00 108 per cent of the fee payable by an association with 4,000 members
2002 Sw.frs. 5.20 per member up to a maximum of 4,000 members Sw.frs. 100.00 112 per cent of the fee payable by an association with 4,000 members

The German Bureau will be in charge for the FIG administration starting 1 January 2003. Therefore the proposal for subscriptions for 2003 has been prepared jointly with the US and German Bureaux. The Bureaux have considered the FIG financial situation in the perspective of five years to guarantee the continuity of the permanent office and the change to the new governance structure. According to this study the financial situation seems to develop positively but there is still need to collect reserves for the transition period. Following the discussions under the recent years how FIG could support the member associations from the developing countries the proposal for subscriptions for 2003 includes a new element. It is proposed that member associations from poorest countries should get a reduction to their membership fees. The proposed reduction is 50 per cent from per capita fee. It is proposed to be given to member associations coming from countries listed by the World Bank as low-income economies (64 countries in 1999) and low-middle-income economies (55 countries in 1999). The financial impact of this change in the subscription structure is about 24,500 Swiss francs per year which is about 5 per cent of the estimated total income of the Federation in 2003.

Appendix to item 19: List of member associations coming from countries classified by the World Bank as low-income economies and low-middle-income economies and the financial impact to the FIG economy.
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts following membership fees payable by member associations in 2003:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2003  Sw.frs. 5.30 per member up to a maximum of 4,000 members
Member associations coming from countries listed in appendix 19 shall pay Sw. frs 2.65 per member up to a maximum of 4,000 members
Sw.frs. 200.00 118 per cent of the fee payable by an association with 4,000 members

Decision:

19 B. OTHER MATTERS 

The Bureau has adopted guidelines on the use of the FIG logo.

Appendix to item 19 B: Guidelines on the use of the FIG logo. 7 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version, 7 May 2001

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the guidelines on the use of the FIG logo. 7 May 2001

Decision:

20. INTRODUCTIONS TO THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The moderator of each breakout session will be given five minutes to present the discussion topics at his session. Results from the breakout sessions will be reported back to the General Assembly at its second session on Friday 11 May 2001.

Appendices to items 20, 21 and 26:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentations.

Decision:


Monday 7 May, 13.30 - 15.00
Breakout Sessions


21. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Breakout sessions will be arranged as follows:

  • Review on Commission structure

    • Moderator: Dr. Tom Kennie, Venue: Grand Ballroom I

  • Future Strategy of FIG 

    • Moderator: Prof. Holger Magel, Venue: Cosmos

  • Cultures and Languages in FIG

    • Moderator: Bernard Bour and Hagen Graeff, Venue: Rose

All breakout groups will report back to the General Assembly at its second session on Friday 11 May.

Appendices to items 20, 21 and 26:


Friday 11 May, 8.30 - 10.00, Cosmos
President's Meeting (by invitation only)

22. PRESIDENT'S MEETING

Separate invitations to Presidents of the Member Associations to follow.


Friday 11 May, 10.00 - 13.00, Grand Ballroom I
General Assembly, Second Session

23. ROLL CALL

Appendix to items 2 & 23: Roll call.
Adobe Acrobat version. 11 May 2001.

Motion: That present members be recorded in the minutes.

Decision:

24. AMENDMENTS TO FIG STATUTES AND INTERNAL RULES

The proposal for new Statutes and Internal Rules has been introduced at the first session of the General Assembly.

No proposals for changes to the statutes and internal rules have been received from the Member associations by Tuesday 8 May 2001. The FIG Foundation has proposed a change to paragraph 7.1 in the Statutes. 11 May 2001.

Original version: 7.1 The Federation shall indemnify employees, members of the Federation and members of the Council against any liability in respect of actions properly taken on behalf of the Federation.

Proposed version: 7.1 The Federation shall indemnify employees, members of the Federation and all FIG officers and Directors against any liability in respect of actions properly taken on behalf of the Federation. 11 May 2001.

The Bureau has considered this proposal and propose to the General Assembly that it adopts this amendment to the Statutes. 11 May 2001.

Appendix to item 16 and 24: Proposal for FIG Statutes and Internal Rules.
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the new FIG Statutes and Internal Rules as proposed and with the further amendment to paragraph 7.1 proposed by the FIG Foundation and decides that they will come into force immediately. 11 May 2001.

Decision:

25. NOMINATION REVIEW GROUP

The new Statutes and Internal Rules, if adopted in the proposed format, require that there shall be a Nomination Review Group to prepare the elections. The General Assembly shall establish the NRG on recommendation of the Council.

The first election to which the NRG is needed will be the election of the first elected Vice President that will take place at the General Assembly in Washington DC in 2002. Therefore the NRG has to be nominated in Seoul. To help the first nomination the Bureau has already explored the situation and made its recommendation to the General Assembly. When making its recommendation the Bureau has tried to find persons who are familiar with FIG and who represent different cultures and regions and that all are further largely respected within the Federation.

Motion: That the General Assembly establishes the Nomination Review Group and confirms the decision of the Bureau to nominate following five members to the Nomination Review Group: Chair: Prof. Peter Dale, Past President of FIG (UK) and members: Jan De Graeve, Director of the Permanent Institution on the History of Surveying and Measurement (Belgium), Grahame Lindsay, Honorary member of FIG (Australia), Hans Josef Platen, former President of DVW (Germany) and Dr. Dato' Abdul Majid Mohamad, Representative of Institution of Surveyors of Malaysia in FIG and Chair of Permanent Committee on GIS Infrastructure for Asia and the Pacific. The term of office for the first NRG will be from General Assembly in Seoul to the end of the FIG Congress 2002.

Decision:

26. REPORTS FROM THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The moderators from the three breakout sessions will report back to the General Assembly on the findings of the sessions.

Appendices to items 20, 21 and 26:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the reports.

Decision:

27. REPORT FROM ACCO

The Advisory Committee of Commission Officers (ACCO) has met on 6 and 10 May. 2001. 11 May 2001

Appendix to item 27: Report from the ACCO Meetings. 11 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version, 11 May 2001

Motion: That the General Assembly confirms John Parker's nomination as the ACCO representative to the Council for calendar year 2002 and further that the General Assembly adopts the report and its recommendations and records its thanks to ACCO for its past year's work. 11 May 2001

Decision:

28. REPORTS FROM THE COMMISSION CHAIRS

The Commission chairs are requested to make brief oral presentations on the Commissions activities and meetings during the working week.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the reports.

Decision:

29. REPORTS FROM THE TASK FORCES

The Task force will have several meetings during the working week and therefore they will make brief amplifying oral reports at the General Assembly. The work of the Task force on sustainable development has been completed when the FIG Agenda 21 was finalised.

Appendices to item 29:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the reports and recommendations of the task forces on

  • Under-represented groups in surveying

  • Standards

  • Mutual recognition of qualifications

  • Sustainable development

  • Cultures and Languages in FIG

and records its thanks to all task force chairs for their past year's work.

Decision:

30. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIG FOUNDATION

The FIG Foundation had its General Meeting in Seoul 7 May 2001. The meeting adopted the new Statutes and decided finally to close the FIG Education Foundation. It further made a proposal to the Bureau that the number of Directors should be five and that these Directors should be Holger Magel as the President, and Stig Enemark, Iain Greenway, John Hohol and Ian Williamson as Directors. It was further noted that the amount of voluntary donations to the Foundation in Seoul was US$ 1,125. 11 May 2001

The Bureau adopted the report and Statutes of the Foundation and nominated the following members to the Board of Directors for the period of May 2001to December 2002 if the General Assembly confirms the Statutes: President: Holger Magel; Vice Presidents: Stig Enemark, Iain Greenway, John Hohol and Ian Williamson. 11 May 2001

President of the FIG Foundation, Prof. Holger Magel, will make a subsequent oral report at the meeting. 11 May 2001

Appendices to item 30:
30.1 Report of the FIG Foundation, 11 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version, 11 May 2001
30.2 Statutes of the FIG Foundation, 11 May 2001
Adobe Acrobat version, 11 May 2001

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the report and its recommendations and adopts the rules for the FIG Foundation.

Decision:

31. REPORT OF THE CONGRESS DIRECTOR, FIG CONGRESS 2002

Appendix to item 31: Report of the Congress Director, FIG Congress 2002.
Adobe Acrobat version 

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the report of the Congress Director.

Decision:

32. REPORTS ON WORKING WEEKS 2003, 2004 AND 2005 AND CONGRESS 2006

Brief oral reports from chairs of the organising committees of the forthcoming FIG Working Weeks and Congress 2006.

Appendices to item 32:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes progress with the arrangements for each Working Week and Congress 2006.

Decision:

33. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

34. CLOSING PROCEEDINGS


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