FIG General Assembly

Agenda

37th General Assembly
16 and 21 June 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
PROGRAMME

This is the programme for the General Assembly. Click here to see the FIG Congress 2014 web site.

Monday, 16 June 2014
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday
16 June 2014
 

09:00-13:00
14:00-17:00
Conference Hall 2

General Assembly, First Session

Tuesday, 17 June – Friday, 20 June 2014
FIG 2014 Congress
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (and Impiana Hotel), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
www.fig.net/fig2014  
Tuesday 17 June – Thursday 19 June 2014
FIG 2014 Congress Exhibition
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
www.fig.net/fig2014
Tuesday–Wednesday
17-18 June
08:00-09:00
KLCC (See programme for individual rooms)
Annual Meetings of FIG Commissions and Networks
Tuesday
17 June

 
09:00-10:45 and
11:30 – 13:00
Tbc,
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
 
FIG Member Associations Forum
These two sessions are reserved for Presidents or Heads of delegation (or their representatives) of member associations to discuss issue of their common interest. President of PEJUTA chairs the meeting.
By invitation only
Wednesday
18 June
11.00–14.00 (including lunch on site)

 
08:30-10:00
Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
Meeting point at KLCC

 
Carbon Offset Programme – Let’s Meet & Green Special
This event is reserved for Presidents or Heads of delegation (or their representative) to plant trees in order to offset the price of progress by giving back to the environment. Complimentary participation. Registration is necessary. Contact Louise Friis-Hansen louise.friis-hansen@fig.net 
More information: www.fig.net/fig2014/tours_carbon_offset.htm 
By invitation only
Friday
20 June

 
Presidents’ Meeting
16:30-19:00
Tbc

 
FIG Presidents’ Meeting
This event is convened by the FIG President and is reserved for Presidents or Heads of delegation of Member Associations (or their representatives)
By invitation only
Saturday, 21 June 2014
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saturday
21 June
 
09:00–13:00
14:00-16:00
Ballroom 1, KLCC
General Assembly, Second Session including Closing Ceremony
Closing ceremony will start immediately after the conclusion of the General Assembly and will be followed by the Farewell Reception hosted by the Chamber of Graduated Surveyors, Bulgaria, host of FIG Working Week 2015.

FIG 37th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

AGENDA

for the meetings to be held on Monday 16 June 2014 in Conference Hall 2 and on Saturday 21 June 2014 in Ballroom 1 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Introduction

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List of Agenda Items

Monday, 16 June, 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
  1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS
  4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
  5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 36th GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  6. MEMBERSHIP
  7. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS
  8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
  9. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2013 AND AUDITOR’S REPORT AND BUDGETS 2014-2017
  10. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2016
  11. AMENDMENT TO STATUTES AND INTERNAL RULES
  12. REPORTS FROM FIG COMMISSIONS AND FIG NETWORKS 2013-2014
  13. REPORTS OF TASK FORCES 2013-2014
  14. REPORTS FROM THE DIRECTORS OF PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS 2013-2014
  15. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIG FOUNDATION 2013-2014
  16. CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD BANK
  17. LIAISON WITH INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
  18. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT FOR 2015-2018 – PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE
  19. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2015-2018 – PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATES
  20. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2017 FIG WORKING WEEK – PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATES
  21. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2018 FIG CONGRESS – PRESENTATION BY CANDIDATE
Friday, 10 May, 8:30-10:30 – Presidents' Meeting (by invitation only)
  1. FIG PRESIDENTS’ MEETING
Friday, 10 May, 11:00–12:30 and 13:30-15:00
  1. ROLL CALL

  2. MEMBERSHIP

  3. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2017 FIG WORKING WEEK

  4. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2018 FIG CONGRESS

  5. APPOINTMENTS OF COMMISSION CHAIRS 2015-2018

  6. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2015-2018

  7. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT 2015-2018

  8. REPORTS FROM AFFILIATE, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE MEMBERS FORUM (IF ANY)

  9. REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONS, NETWORKS (by Chairs Elects), AND TASK FORCES (IF ANY)

  10. REPORTS FROM PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS (IF ANY)

  11. REPORT FROM FIG FOUNDATION (IF ANY)

  12. REPORT ON THE WORKING WEEK 2016 IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

  13. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2015, SOFIA, BULGARIA

  14. OTHER MATTERS (WITH PRIOR NOTICE GIVEN TO COUNCIL)

  15. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

CLOSING CEREMONY
 


Monday 16 June 2014


Monday, 16 June, 09:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
Conference Hall 2, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center
General Assembly, First Session

1. OPENING PROCEEDINGS

President CheeHai Teo to open the 37th General Assembly.

2. ROLL CALL

Vice President Rudolf Staiger to take the roll call.

Please note: The roll call will be done for member associations and affiliate members only. Delegates representing academic members, corporate members and correspondents as well as honorary presidents and honorary members will be entered in the records but they shall register before the meeting starts at the meeting venue to the staff of FIG Office. Member associations are asked to inform the FIG Office by 12 May 2014 about their attendance, at the same time to submit the names of their delegate(s) and to inform who their Head of the delegation is, if it is not the President or Chair. Please use this special link below to inform us about your delegation. You can also register for the special Carbon Offset Programme that the local association PEJUTA has organised especially for Presidents and Heads of delegations.

To register:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1o8XhniEfMe8FlnoPRHMmDFqyBFZNshv98nF0OXcA_AM/viewform 

Information on the Carbon Offset Programme: http://www.fig.net/fig2014/tours_carbon_offset.htm 

Since only member associations that have paid all their membership fees to the end of 2013 are allowed to vote at the meeting, a list of member associations that are not allowed to vote will be published and posted on the FIG web site 15 May 2014.

Appendix to items 2 & 23: Roll Call
Appendix to items 2 & 23: List of member associations that are not allowed to vote at the General Assembly because of unpaid membership fees for 2013 and earlier - updated 15 June 2014.

Motion: That members present are recorded in the minutes.

Decision:

3. APPOINTMENT OF TELLERS

The General Assembly shall appoint two persons as tellers for the entire General Assembly. The tellers will represent member association that hosted the preceding (Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, NIS, Nigeria) and the host of the proceeding following General Assembly (Chamber of Graduated Surveyors, CGS, Bulgaria).

Motion: That the General Assembly appoints Bern. Omo Akhigbe from NIS and Angel Yanakiev from CGS as tellers for this General Assembly.

Decision:

4. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

The Agenda for the General Assembly was issued as mandated, on 16 April 2014.

Motion: That the agenda be adopted.

Decision:

5. ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES OF THE 36th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Minutes have been circulated previously.

Appendix to item 5: Minutes of the General Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria, May 2013

Minutes of the General Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria, May 2013 without appendices

Motion: That the minutes be adopted as recorded.

Decision:

6. MEMBERSHIP

6.1 Admittance of new member associations

6.1.1 The Institute of Surveyors, St. Lucia, Inc. ISSL (MA-10123)

The Institute of Surveyors (St. Lucia) Inc. ISSL has applied for membership. ISSL was established in 2003. Their total membership (all categories) is 85 and qualified and full members numbered 66. The application meets the criteria for membership in FIG as a member association. The Council has considered the application and believes that the association meets criteria for membership of FIG as a member association.

Appendix to item 6.1.1: Membership application from The Institute of Surveyors (St. Lucia) Inc. ISSL (application) code of conduct and bye laws

Motion: That the General Assembly admits The Institute of Surveyors, St. Lucia, Inc. ISSL to become a member association of FIG.

Decision:

6.1.2 Botswana Surveying and Mapping Association

FIG office has received a new application form from Botswana. They were expelled in 2012, but have now approached FIG and explained that they have spent the last few years on sorting out problems in the association and are now at a point where they are now well structured and would like to be included as FIG member again. They have paid both old arrears as well as 2014 fee. The application for renewal of membership is attached as appendix to agenda item 6.1. added 14 June 2014

Motion: That the General Assembly admits to reinstall Botswana Surveying and Mapping Association as member association.

Decision/Action:

6.1.3 Ordre des Geometres et Experts Fonciers – Algeria - reinstallment

Ordre des Geometres et Experts Fonciers – Algeria was expelled from FIG at FIG General Assembly 2013. FIG Office has however been in closer contact with them. They do want to stay as member of FIG. In February 2013 they started a process to get official allowance to transfer membership fee to FIG. This was granted in March 2014. On 3 June 2014 they sent a proof of payment that old arrears as well as the 2014 membership fee through the bank. FIG Office is checking the bank account for the incoming payment. It is therefore proposed that FIG Council decides to reinstall Ordre des Geometres et Experts Fonciers – Algeria before the General Assembly 2014 and inform the General Assembly about the decision. If Ordre des Geometres et Experts Fonciers – Algeria is reinstalled before the General Assembly a new application form is not needed. added 14 June 2014

Motion: That FIG General Assembly notes the update of Ordre des Geometres et Experts Fonciers

Decision/Action:

6.2 Resignation by member association

6.2.1 Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors has regrettably decided to resign from FIG. FIG Council is thankful that HKIS has cleared all arrears and there are no outstanding dues. FIG looks forward to a time where HKIS will find it fit to rejoin our global community.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the resignation of HKIS

Decision:

6.2.2 MA-10052 – The Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers

The Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers has sent a letter to inform that they want to terminate their membership. added 14 June 2014

Motion: That FIG General Assembly notes the termination of the The Lithuanian Association of Property Valuers.

Decision/Action:

6.3 Expulsion of member associations

Subscriptions of following member associations are more than three years in arrears:

  • Federación Argentina de Agrimensores FADA, Argentina (MA-10002)
  • Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (MA-10069)
  • Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (MA-10107)  amended 14 June 2014

FIG Council has received information from Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines that they will pay their arrears within the following three months. FIG Council has decided not to expel Geodetic Engineers if their arrears will be paid before 1 October 2014, otherwise they will be expelled at the next following council meeting. added 14 June 2014

The General Assembly has powers to expel from the Federation any member association whose fees are in arrears and shall under normal circumstances expel any member association whose fees are three years in arrears. (Article 4.3 of the Statutes). The FIG office has sent a letter 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 in Kuala Lumpur.

In accordance with its administrative measures, FIG Council, has deferred the issuance of a membership subscription invoice to the Order of Syrian Engineers and Architects, OSEA as all efforts to maintain contact with them has not yielded results, will deem their membership in suspension giving due consideration to its internal situation. As reported in previous General Assembly, there remain existing sanctions on Iran and Denmark cannot receive payments from Iranian Professional Society of Surveying Engineers (ISS). Again in accordance with its administrative measures, FIG Council deem their membership to be in suspension. The situation with these associations will be reconsidered by Council again in 2015.

After acceptance of new member associations and expulsions the number of FIG member associations is 102 from 87 countries.

Motion: That the General Assembly expels the

  • Federación Argentina de Agrimensores FADA, Argentina (MA-10002)
  • Colegio de Ingenieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico (MA-10069)
  • Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (MA-10107) amended 14 June 2014

That the General Assembly allows Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines until 1 October to pay their arrears. If the arrears are not paid by then they will be expelled at the next following council meeting. added 14 June 2014

Decision:

6.4 Other membership issues

6.4.1 Affiliate members

The Council has admitted the following national agencies to become affiliate members:

  • State Committee for Land and Cartography, State Aerogeodesy Corporation, Azerbaijan
  • Central Office of Immovable Property Registration – IPRO Albania
  • General Commission for Survey (GCS), General Directorate of Geodesy and Land Survey (GLS), Saudi Arabia.

The council has received information of termination of membership from:

  • National Geographic Department, Laos.added 14 June 2014

The council has expelled the following affiliate members because of unpaid membership subscriptions.

  • Afghan Land Consulting Org. (AF20034)

After these changes the number of affiliate members is now 43.

6.4.2 Corporate members

The Council has admitted the following companies as Corporate Members of FIG after the General Assembly in 2013:

  • MundoGEO, Brazil, (category F, regional level)
  • The State Enterprise “State Land Cadastre Centre”, Ukraine (Category C, silver level)
  • JKO Surveyors & Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka (category F, regional level)

Thomson Reuters has revised their membership category from category E – basic level to category C silver level.

Following corporate members have resigned from their membership from 1.1.2014:

  • FARO, Germany (category C –silver level)
  • ICGC – Institut Cartographic i Geologic de Catalunya added 14 June 2014

After these changes the number of corporate members is now 23.

6.4.3 Academic members

The Council has expelled following universities because of unpaid membership subscriptions:

  • Zonguldak Karaelmas Univ. Turkey (AC-40111)

The following academic members have resigned their membership:

  • Fachhochshule Trier, Germany
  • National University of Singapore

The number of Academic Members after these changes is 89 from 56 countries.

6.4.4 Correspondents

Council has not made any changes in Correspondent members since General Assembly 2013 and the number of correspondents remains at 3.

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

Decision:

7. APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY MEMBERS

Mr. John Hohol

NSPS (formerly ACSM) National Office, United States has sent a nomination letter in which it proposes that FIG appoints Mr John Hohol as an Honorary Member of FIG.

Mr. Iain Greenway

Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors ICES, United Kingdom, has sent a nomination letter in which it proposes that FIG appoints Mr. Iain Greenway as an Honorary Member of FIG.

FIG Council has considered these nominations and considers that it fulfils the criteria (see criteria at: http://www.fig.net/pub/figpub/pub40/figpub40.htm#Criteria ) for an Honorary Member and therefore proposes to the General Assembly that it appoints Mr John Hohol and Mr Iain Greenway as an Honorary Members of the Federation for the outstanding services both has provided to the Federation.

Appendix to item 7: The nomination letter from NSPS National Office, United States and from ICES, United Kingdom

Motion: That the General Assembly appoints Mr. John Hohol and Mr. Iain Greenway as Honorary Members of FIG.

Decision:

8. PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President CheeHai Teo has prepared the President’s report on the activities of the President and the Council since the General Assembly in Abuja, in May 2013.

Appendix to item 8:

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

Decision:

9. FIG ACCOUNTS FOR 2013, AUDITOR’S REPORT AND BUDGETS 2014-2017

Vice President Bruno Razza will present the report to the General Assembly. This report includes the auditors report from 2013, official accounts (income statement 2013) and balance sheet 31 December 2013, a summary of 2013 accounts, an updated budget for 2014 and proposals for budgets 2015-2017 with notes and proposal for membership fees for member associations in 2016.

Appendix to item 09: Report on Financial Issues (including 2013 accounts and budgets 2014-2017)

Annexes:

Motion: That the General Assembly

  • adopts the audited accounts for 2013,
  • adopts the Finance Report, and
  • adopts budgets for 2014–2017

Decision:

10. SUBSCRIPTION RATES FOR 2016

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 fee structure was changed in 2009. Membership fees have been discussed as part of the finance report, appendix to item 9.

The 2013 General Assembly approved membership fees for 2015 as follows:

Per capita fee

Minimum fee

Maximum fee

2015

€4.48 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 €2.24 member up to a maximum of 5,500 members.

20 members or €50 (whichever is greater)

5,500 members (€24,640)

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 

Recognising that the level of the 2016 subscription fees is dependent on the strategies of the new council, this Council remains responsible to propose to the General Assembly the level of subscription for 2016. Council has considered that a small rise in subscription might be appropriate given FIG’s financial challenges expected over the coming years. Council is however also conscious of the economic condition that members are operating under and in particular member’s challenges with their national membership and budgets. Council wishes to respect this as well and believes that the incoming Council and FIG Office will continue to be prudent in its financial management. Council therefore proposes the level of subscription for member associations for 2016 be at the same level as 2015. However, the incoming Council may review its subscription fees strategies for other categories of membership, in the future.

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts following membership fees payable by member associations in 2016:

  Per capita fee Minimum fee Maximum fee
2016 €4.48 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 €2.24 member up to a maximum of 5,500 members.
20 members or €50 (whichever is greater) 5,500 members (€24,640)

Decision:

11. AMENDMENT TO STATUTES AND INTERNAL RULES

Amendments proposed by FIG Council

FIG Council proposes three amendments to the Statutes and Internal Rules for the consideration of the General Assembly. General Assembly is to note that any decision at this first session of the General Assembly to the Statutes and Internal Rules, when adopted, will be implemented at the second session of the General Assembly

FIG Statutes 6.6.

FIG Council proposes to amend item 6.6 of the statutes as follows:

Existing Provisions Proposed Amendments Rationale
6.6
A member association may only cast one vote on each issue.
 
6.6
A member association may:

a) cast one vote on each issue provided the member association had in the most recent subscription period an individual membership of 999 or fewer;

b) cast up to three votes on each issue provided the member association had in the most recent subscription period an individual membership of 5,500 or more, and subjected to the maximum subscription for a member association set by the General Assembly ;

c) otherwise cast up to two votes on each issue.
The 2012 General Assembly in Rome unanimously adopted the recommendations from the Working Group on Voting Rights that was convened by the 2011 General Assembly in Marrakech that the voting system be changed; that the right to vote remains with members associations; and that a sliding scale of voting, relative to association’s membership numbers, be adopted; and that Council prepare and table a proposal (after consultation with the members) to amend Article 6.6 of the FIG Statutes no later than at the 1st session and to be implemented at the 2nd session of the 2014 General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In early 2013, Council prepared and sent out a one-page consultation paper that set out the essentials of Council’s recommendation that is reflected in the proposed amendment to Article 6.6 of FIG Statutes. The one-page consultation paper is attached.

Motion: That FIG General Assembly agree to amend FIG Statutes item 6.6 to:

6.6 A member association may:

  1. cast one vote on each issue provided the member association had in the most recent subscription period an individual membership of 999 or fewer;
  2. cast up to three votes on each issue provided the member association had in the most recent subscription period an individual membership of 5,500 or more, and subjected to the maximum subscription for a member association set by the General Assembly ;
  3. otherwise cast up to two votes on each issue.

Decision:

 

FIG Statutes 8

FIG Council proposes to amend item 8 of the statutes as follows:

Existing Provisions Proposed Amendments Rationale
8 Force majeure

8.1
In the event of force majeure rendering liaison with the majority of members of the Federation impossible, the Council shall take all measures necessary for the safety of the Federation’s funds and its archives and for the custodianship of the Federation; but otherwise all activity of the Federation shall cease until conditions permit activities to be resumed.

 
8 Force majeure

8.1
If the Council determines that circumstances at the designated venue do not allow the convening of a General Assembly in conformance with these Statutes, the Council will take the steps it considers necessary to continue the work of the Federation, including communicating with the Federation’s members. This may include: using postal voting for matters requiring urgent decision (except that of election to office); deferring the business of a General Assembly to the following year’s General Assembly; or convening a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly. A rearranged meeting will always be arranged if there is an election to office to be determined. If the Council decides to convene a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly in these circumstances, the timetabling provisions of Statutes 6.1 and 6.2 may be waived.

8.2
In the event of force majeure rendering liaison with the majority of members of the Federation impossible, the Council shall take all measures necessary for the safety of the Federation’s funds and its archives and for the custodianship of the Federation; but otherwise all activity of the Federation shall cease until conditions permit activities to be resumed.
The General Assembly decides four years out the venue of FIG’s future General Assembly that is attached to FIG’s Working Week and Congress. Council recognized that circumstances at the chosen venue might be impacted by subsequent events and occurrences that do not allow the convening of a General Assembly in a safe and sure circumstances.

The new provision under Item 8.1 allows Council to take the necessary steps to continue the work of the Federation and may include postal voting, deferring the business to the following year or convening a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly. Any election to office must be at a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly and not deferred nor decided by postal vote.

The existing Item 8.1 be renumbered as 8.2
 

Motion: That FIG General assembly agree to amend FIG Statutes item 8 to:

8 Force majeure

8.1
If the Council determines that circumstances at the designated venue do not allow the convening of a General Assembly in conformance with these Statutes, the Council will take the steps it considers necessary to continue the work of the Federation, including communicating with the Federation’s members. This may include: using postal voting for matters requiring urgent decision (except that of election to office); deferring the business of a General Assembly to the following year’s General Assembly; or convening a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly. A rearranged meeting will always be arranged if there is an election to office to be determined. If the Council decides to convene a rearranged meeting of the General Assembly in these circumstances, the timetabling provisions of Statutes 6.1 and 6.2 may be waived.

8.2
In the event of force majeure rendering liaison with the majority of members of the Federation impossible, the Council shall take all measures necessary for the safety of the Federation’s funds and its archives and for the custodianship of the Federation; but otherwise all activity of the Federation shall cease until conditions permit activities to be resumed.

Decision:

 

FIG Internal Rules 13 and 14

FIG Council proposes to amend item 13 and 14 of Internal Rules as follows:

Existing Provisions Proposed Amendments Rationale
13 Ad Hoc Commissions

13.1 In addition to the commissions, ad hoc commissions may be established by a vote of the General Assembly to carry out special technical assignments, projects or studies, including cross-commission activities. Ad hoc commissions will normally be established for a specified period and disbanded following the acceptance of their reports by the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work plans shall be approved by the Council.

14 Task forces

14.1
Task forces may be established by the Council to research and to advise on matters of an administrative or of a general policy nature. They will normally be of short duration and will be concluded on the presentation and acceptance of their reports by the Council and, where necessary, the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work plans shall be approved by the Council.
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14. Task Forces

14.1
Task Forces may be established by the Council to carry out special technical assignments, projects or studies, or to advise on matters of an administrative or general policy nature. They will normally be established for a specified period and disbanded following the acceptance of their reports by the Council and, where necessary, the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work plans shall be approved by the Council.

This amendment reflects the fact that recent and current task forces were established to address matters that are more than just administrative or of a general policy nature.

Task forces have been established to consider, research and report on matters that are technical, that are cross cutting as well as emerging issues that are of interest to the profession. They have therefore taken the place of ad hoc commissions, and the proposed deleting of internal rule 13 and amendment of internal rule 14 reflects this.
 

Motion: That FIG General Assembly agree to amend FIG Internal Rule item no 13 and 14 to:

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14. Task Forces

14.1
Task Forces may be established by the Council to carry out special technical assignments, projects or studies, or to advise on matters of an administrative or general policy nature. They will normally be established for a specified period and disbanded following the acceptance of their reports by the Council and, where necessary, the General Assembly. Their composition, chairs, terms of reference and work plans shall be approved by the Council.

Decision:

 

FIG Council has received two suggestions to review and amend FIG Statutes and Internal Rules. The first is from Geosuisse and the second from DdL. The suggestions are as follows

  1. Geosuisse, Switzerland – change in the nomination process:
    That the nomination process be changed in the following sense:
    - No longer the member associations nominate a candidate directly. They can propose candidates to a respective nominating body;
    - For Vice-presidents a regional body formed by the regional associations will have the right to nominate candidates. This makes it necessary that a candidate is better known and that every region has a representative. The regional bodies have to check if a candidate is eligible and has sufficient support, also in financial terms;
    - For Commission Chairs Elect, the right to nominate should be with the Commissions themselves. They have to evaluate the candidates and to make sure that she/he is able to fulfil the responsibility. The Commissions are the only bodies that have sufficient knowledge of their national delegates and who are able to judge their eligibility. Commissions will discuss with the national association the candidate they wish to nominate.
     
  2. DdL - Denmark – Term of Office
    The term of office, as provided for under FIG Statutes 5.5, for all elected members of the Council is four years subject to the provisions of section 5.6. No individual may serve for more than two consecutive periods on the Council and the term of office of the president is limited to one period of four years. The term of office for the President, Vice Presidents and the ACCO representative starts immediately following their election instead of the current provision, that’s on 1st January in the year following their election.

Council has decided to invite Geosuisse and DdL to present their suggestions to the General Assembly, the presentation should not be more than 10 minutes with a period, no longer than 10 minutes, for general discussion and deliberations. FIG Council seeks guidance from the General Assembly on these suggested amendments.

Appendix to item 11: Letter from:

Motion: That General Assembly provides guidance to the FIG Council on the suggestions forwarded by GeoSuisse and DdL.

Decision:

12. REPORTS FROM FIG COMMISSIONS AND FIG NETWORKS 2013-2014

Commission Chair, 2011-2014, is required to submit a written report on the Commission activities covering period from Working Week in Abuja to the General Assembly. These reports include reports of the Commission chair and Commission working groups. The reports include also the two FIG networks: Standards Network and Young Surveyors Network.

Each Commission and Network Chair will give a short report on Commission activities to the General Assembly.

Appendices to item 12: Commission reports:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the tabled reports of the Commission and Network Chairs and records its thanks to the chairs and other officers of the Commissions and Networks for their on going contributions.

Decision:

13. REPORTS OF TASK FORCES 2013-2014

FIG has currently three Task Forces: 1) FIG Africa Task Force (2009 – 2014), chaired by Dr. Diane Dumashie (RICS); 2) Task Force on Surveyors and the Climate Change (2011-2014) chaired by Prof. John Hannah (NZIS); and 3) Task Force on Property and Housing (2011-2014) chaired by Prof. Chryssy Potsiou (TCG/HARSE).

Each Chair will give a short report on activities of the Task Force to the General Assembly.

Appendices to item 13: Task Force reports:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the tabled reports and records its thanks to the Chairs of the Task Forces and their members for their work and contributions.

Decision:

14. REPORTS FROM THE DIRECTORS OF PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS 2013-2014

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

Mr. Christiaan Lemmen, Director of OICRF has prepared a report on the OICRF activities since the General Assembly in Marrakech. He will make a short report to the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 14.1: Report from the International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier) OICRF.

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

Decision:

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

Mr. Jan de Graeve, Director of the IIHSM has prepared a report on the IIHSM activities since the General Assembly in Marrakech. IIHSM will make a short report to the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 14.2: Report from the International Institution for the History of Surveying and Measurement, Permanent Institution of FIG.

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

Decision:

15. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FIG FOUNDATION 2013-2014

Mr. John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation has prepared a report on the FIG Foundation activities from May 2012 to February 2013. He will make a brief report orally at the General Assembly.

Appendix to item 12:

Motion: That the General Assembly adopts the 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:

16. CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD BANK

Since the 36th General Assembly, FIG has continued to collaborate with the World Bank and various agencies and structures within the United Nations. The activities with these bodies are in the President’s report, appendix to item 8.

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:

17. 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 and meets annually during a major conference. The meeting of JB-GIS in 2013 was held in August 2013 where Prof. William Cartwright was retained as Chair for one further year. FIG has collaborative MoUs with a number of the organizations who are part of JB-GIS.

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

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

Co-operation with international and regional organisations are in President’s report, appendix to item 8.

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

Decision:

18. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT FOR 2015-2018 – PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE

The Council has received one nomination for the post of FIG President: Chryssy Potsiou, Technical Chamber of Greece. The profile template of the candidate is attached to this agenda. In the first session of the General Assembly the candidate will be given time (not more than 5 minutes) to introduce herself and make a presentation focussing on her ideas, goals and agenda for furthering FIG’s objects and global stature.

The election, notwithstanding that there is only one candidate, will take place at the second session of the General Assembly by blind votes on Saturday 21 June. 2014

Appendices to item 18 and 29: Nomination templates of candidate to FIG President 1.1.2015-31.12.2018:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentation of the candidate, make its careful consideration at the election during the second session of the General Assembly on the 21 June.

Decision:

19. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2015-2018 – PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

The Council has received six nominations for the two posts of FIG Vice President:

  1. Yerach Doytsher, The Association of Licensed Surveyors in Israel;
  2. Diane Dumashie, RICS, United Kingdom;
  3. Kate Fairlie, SSSI, Australia;
  4. John Hannah, NZIS, New Zealand;
  5. Mikael Lilje, Swedish Professionals for the Built Environment, Sweden; and
  6. Rudolf Staiger, DVW, Germany

The profile templates of each candidate are attached to this agenda. In the first session of the General Assembly each candidate will be given equal time (not more than 5 minutes) to introduce her/him and make a presentation focussing on his/her ideas and goals for developing the FIG agenda to the General Assembly.

The elections will take place at the second session of the General Assembly by blind votes in on Saturday 21 June. The elections will take place one position at a time. If there will be no absolute majority in the first voting, second vote will be organised between those two candidates that have most votes.

Appendix to item 19 and 28: Profiles of the candidates for FIG Vice President 1.1.2015-31.12.2018:

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the presentations of the candidates, makes its careful consideration at the elections during the second session of the General Assembly on the 21 June.

Decision:

20. DECISION OF THE VENUE FOR FIG WORKING WEEK 2017 – PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES

The FIG Working Weeks are organised by FIG together with the local member association. FIG will together with the local member association have full responsibility of the arrangements and of the financial result. This offers FIG better opportunities in terms of organising events and generating revenue. Therefore the Council has to ensure that all candidates are aware of the role of FIG and split of responsibilities for organising the Working Week. This General Assembly will decide on the host for the 2017 Working Week.

The FIG Council has received three bids to host the FIG Working Week 2017:

  • Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL) and Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI) with the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) as partner in Helsinki
  • Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) in Kathmandu,
  • Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) in Hanoi

The Council has prepared a desktop summary on the bids and has also carried out an evaluation together with the FIG Office that will be presented at the General Assembly. In the summary report the following considerations, as laid out in the invitation documentation, are described for comparison:

  1. Rotation of the conferences (region);
  2. Country (hosting of earlier FIG events, experience);
  3. Member association (its activeness, commitment to FIG and to FIG 2017, execution ability for local association);
  4. Supporting organisations (local support to the Working Week, governmental support, financial support, general support);
  5. Host city (characteristics and interest from congress programme point of view, host city attractiveness, host city offerings);
  6. Venue (price/affordability, location of venue, internet availability suitability of rooms, size of venue, structure and layout of the venue, catering, value for money, hotels nearby facilities for exhibition);
  7. Accessibility (flight connections, several access possibilities, security, visa issues, air fare to destination);
  8. Safety and security (political stability, airport safety, city safety, political stability in the country - rating must be 3 or higher);
  9. Proposed dates (must meet FIG requirements, Following FIG statutes, practical dates, availability of venue, other conferences at the same time)
  10. Technical programme (coverage of all FIG Commissions, potential partners, originality, special ideas);
  11. Technical tours (coverage of all FIG Commissions, originality, ideas proposed);
  12. Social programme (attractiveness and variety, proposals for dinners, attractiveness of offered dinners, proposals for tours, is the programme following the overall FIG concept);
  13. Attendance (expectation of international, regional and local attendance, realistic number of international and national participants);
  14. Finances (estimate of surplus and financial risks, realistic fees proposed, fees in an acceptable price range, difference between international and national fees, realistic budget, estimated revenue);
  15. Sponsorship (estimate sponsorship and exhibition income, proposed income, how realistic is proposed income, local sponsor offerings, sponsor interest to conference);
  16. Why host (reason for hosting);
  17. Objectives and outcomes (thought through why conference should be held at destination, difference to other destinations, short term outcome, long term outcome);
  18. Suggested theme (thought of possible theme that fits to local/regional situation);
  19. Events organised in the past three years (how experienced is the host in organising events)
  20. Major events planned in the proposed city in 2017 (many events might affect the price level):
  21. Initiatives for sustainable conference environment (is host city, venue and local host paying attention to environmental issues);
  22. New initiatives or activities (originality – but within the overall FIG concept)
  23. What legacy to leave locally from the Working Week (with host, hosting city, for the surveying community)

The summary report will not give a recommendation or a preference to any candidate but it will provide useful information on each items listed above and summarise the pros and cons of each candidate to assist the member association in making their decision. General Assembly must note that, especially in these past years, the issue of security and financial viability has come to the fore. The purpose of the evaluation process is to maintain the continued viability, high standard and quality of the FIG Working Week.

The Council has considered the bids and decided to present all submitted bids to the General Assembly for its decision. The General Assembly is recommended to read the summaries and the bids carefully.

Appendix to item 20 and 25:
Summary Report on the Bids for FIG 2017 Working Week
Bidding documents for FIG 2017 Working Week:

At the session each candidate will be given the same time (not more than 10 minutes) to make a presentation of their proposal and framework of the Working Week and their bid. FIG Council will present its evaluation and the impact on FIG on the various bids.

Decision on the venue of FIG 2017 Working Week will be made at the second session of the General Assembly on 21 June. The voting will be made by blind votes. If there will be no absolute majority in the first voting for any of the proposals, a second vote will be organised between those two candidates that have most votes.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the submission, the summary report, the presentations and FIG’s evaluation of the candidates, makes its careful consideration and decision during the second session of the General Assembly on 21 June.

Decision:

21. DECISION OF THE VENUE FOR FIG CONGRESS 2018 – PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATE

The FIG Congresses are organised by FIG together with the local member association. FIG will together with the local member association have full responsibility of the arrangements and of the financial result. This offers FIG better opportunities in terms of organising events and generating funds. Therefore the Council has to ensure that any candidates are aware of the role of FIG and split of responsibilities for organising the Congress. This General Assembly will decide on the host for the 2018 Congress.

The FIG Council has received one bid to host the FIG 2018 Congress:

  • Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers in Istanbul, Turkey

The Council has prepared a desktop summary on the bids and has also carried out an evaluation together with the FIG Office that will be presented at the General Assembly. In the summary report the considerations, as laid out in the invitation documentation, are described for comparison:

The summary report will not give a recommendation but it will provide useful information to assist the member association in making their decision. General Assembly must note that, especially in these past years, the issue of security and financial viability has come to the fore. The purpose of the evaluation process is to maintain the continued viability, high standard and quality of the FIG Congress.

The Council has considered and decided to present this submitted bids to the General Assembly for its decision, notwithstanding that there is only one candidate. The General Assembly is recommended to read the summary and the bid carefully.

Appendix to item 21 and 26:
Summary Report on the Bid for FIG 2018 Congress
Bidding document for FIG 2018 Congress by the Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers in Istanbul, Turkey

The candidate will be given not more than 10 minutes to make a presentation of their proposal and framework of the Congress and their bid. FIG Council will present its evaluation and the impact on FIG. Decision on the venue of FIG 2018 Congress will be made at the second session of the General Assembly on 21 June.

Motion: That the General Assembly notes the submission, the summary report, the presentation and FIG’s evaluation of the proposal, makes its careful consideration and decision during the second session of the General Assembly on 21 June.

Decision:


Friday 20 June 2014


Friday, 20 June, 16:30-19:00
Tbc, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Presidents’ Meeting (by invitation only)

22. FIG PRESIDENT'S MEETING

Separate invitation to Presidents of the Member Associations.


Saturday, 21 June, 09:00–13:00 and 14:00-16:00
Conference Hall, Nicon Luxury
General Assembly, Second Session and Closing Ceremony

23. ROLL CALL

Vice President Staiger to take the roll call.

Please note: The roll call will be done for member associations and affiliate members only. Delegates representing academic members, corporate members and correspondents as well as honorary presidents and honorary members will be entered in the records but they shall register before the meeting starts at the meeting venue to the staff of FIG Office. Since only member associations that have paid all their membership fees to the end of 2013 are allowed to vote at the meeting, a list of member associations that are not allowed to vote will be published on the FIG web site 15 May 2014. Members who paid their arrears at the General Assembly will also be allowed to vote.

To be noted that the General Assembly has appointed Bern. Omo Akhigbe from NIS from NIS and Angel Yanakiev from CGS as tellers to this session of the General Assembly.

Appendix to items 2 & 20: Roll Call
Appendix to items 2 & 20: List of member associations that are not allowed to vote at the General Assembly because of unpaid membership fees for 2013 and earlier - updated 02 June 2014.
 

Motion: That present members are recorded in the minutes.

Decision:

24. MEMBERSHIP

The Council will decide on other membership issues considered in Kuala Lumpur 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:

25. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2017 FIG WORKING WEEK

Candidates for FIG 2017 Congress have made their presentations in the first session of the General Assembly and FIG Council has presented its evaluation. The decision will be made between:

  • Finnish Association of Geodetic and Land Surveyors (MIL) and Finnish Association of Surveyors (MAKLI) with the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) as partner in Helsinki;
  • Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) in Kathmandu,
  • Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR) in Hanoi.

The decision will take place by blind votes following the FIG statutes and internal rules. If there will be no absolute majority in the first round of voting, a second vote will be organised between those two candidates that have most votes.

Motion: This General Assembly decides the host and venue for FIG 2017 Working Week.

Decision:

26. DECISION ON THE VENUE FOR 2018 FIG CONGRESS

The sole candidate, Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers, for hosting the FIG 2018 Congress in Istanbul, Turkey has made their presentation in the first session of the General Assembly. This General Assembly to affirm the sole candidate by voting to host the FIG 2018 Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

Motion: That the General Assembly decides on the host and venue of FIG 2018 Congress

Decision:

27. APPOINTMENTS OF COMMISSION CHAIRS 2015-2018

According to the FIG Statutes and Internal Rules the General Assembly elected Commission Chairs Elect at its General Assembly in 2012 in Rome, Italy. These Chairs Elect will then become Chairs of the Commissions for the next term of office, 2015-2018. Thus the General Assembly shall appoint at this meeting Commission Chairs for the term of office 1.1.2015-31.12.2018. Their respective nominating member associations have reconfirmed all nominated Chairs 2015-2018.

Appendix to item 27: Nomination form from 2012 and reconfirmation by association:

Commission 1: Mr. Brian J. Coutts, NZIS, New Zealand - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 2: Ms. Liza Groenendijk, GIN, Netherlands - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 3: Mr. Enrico Rispoli, CNGeGL, Italy - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 4: Ms. Angela Kesiena Etuonovbe, NIS, Nigeria - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 5: Prof. Volker Schwieger, DVW, Germany - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 6: Dr. Ivo Milev, USLMB, Bulgaria - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 7: Ms. Gerda Schennach, OVG, Austria - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 8: Mr. Kwame Tenadu, GhIS, Ghana - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 9: Prof. Liao Jinping (Patrick), CIREA, China PR - nomination form - confirmation
Commission 10: Mr See Lian Ong, RICS, United Kingdom - nomination form - confirmation

Young Surveyors Network: Ms. Eva-Maria Unger, OVG, Austria - confirmation

Motion: That General Assembly unanimously appoints for term of office 1.1.2015-31.12.2018 as follows:
Commission 1: Mr. Brian J. Coutts, NZIS, New Zealand
Commission 2: Ms. Liza Groenendijk, GIN, Netherlands
Commission 3: Mr. Enrico Rispoli, CNGeGL, Italy
Commission 4: Ms. Angela Kesiena Etuonovbe, NIS, Nigeria
Commission 5: Prof. Volker Schwieger, DVW, Germany
Commission 6: Dr. Ivo Milev, USLMB, Bulgaria
Commission 7: Ms. Gerda Schennach, OVG, Austria
Commission 8: Mr. Kwame Tenadu, GhIS, Ghana
Commission 9: Prof. Liao Jinping (Patrick), CIREA, China PR
Commission 10: Mr See Lian Ong, RICS, United Kingdom
Young Surveyors Network: Ms. Eva-Maria Unger, OVG, Austria

Decision:

28. ELECTION OF TWO VICE PRESIDENTS FOR 2015-2018

This General Assembly will elect two Vice Presidents for the term of office 1.1.2015-31.12.2018. The election will take place between: Yerach Doytsher, The Association of Licensed Surveyors in Israel; Diane Dumashie, RICS, United Kingdom; Kate Fairlie, SSSI, Australia; John Hannah, NZIS, New Zealand; Mikael Lilje, Swedish Professionals for the Built Environment, Sweden; and Rudolf Staiger, DVW, Germany.

The elections will take place by blind votes following the FIG statutes and internal rules. The elections will take place one position at a time. If there will be no absolute majority in the first voting, second vote will be organised between those two candidates that have most votes.

Motion: This General Assembly elects two Vice Presidents for the term 2015-2018.

Decision:

29. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT 2015-2018

General Assembly to affirm the sole candidate, Ms Chryssy Potsiou, by voting, as the President for the term of office 1.1.2015-31.12.2018.

Motion: This General Assembly elects a president for the term 2015 – 2018.

Decision:

30. REPORTS FROM ASSOCIATION, AFFILIATE, ACADEMIC AND CORPORATE MEMBERS FORUM (IF ANY)

During the congress there will be Member Association Forum, the Director General’s/Affiliate Members Forum (in cooperation with UN-HABITAT/GLTN), Academic Members Forum (in cooperation with FAO) 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:

31. REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONS, NETWORKS AND TASK FORCES (IF ANY)

Commission Officers (ACCO), Commissions, Networks and Task forces will have their annual and other administrative meetings in Kuala Lumpur. 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 PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS (IF ANY)

The permanent institutions will have various activities during the congress. They may report back to the General Assembly on any matters of general interest.

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

Decision:

33. REPORT FROM FIG FOUNDATION (IF ANY)

A meeting for FIG Foundation is organised in Kuala Lumpur and various activities are taking place during the Congress. They may report back to the General Assembly on any matters of general interest.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

34. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2016 IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND

Representatives from the Local Organising Committee from New Zealand Institute of Surveyors will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Working Week 2016.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

35. REPORT ON THE FIG WORKING WEEK 2015 IN SOFIA, BULGARIA

President Yanakiev Angel Krumov and Co-Conference Director Zlatan Zlatanov from the Chamber of Graduated Surveyors in Bulgaria will give a presentation on preparations of FIG Working Week 2015.

Motion: That the General Assembly records the report.

Decision:

36. OTHER MATTERS (WITH PRIOR NOTICE GIVEN TO COUNCIL)

FIG Council has received requests to table matters that may be of general interest to the General Assembly and has agreed to invite the following to address the General Assembly. The presentation should not be more than 10 minutes with a period, no longer than 10 minutes, for general discussion on the following –

  1. “World Hydrography Day”, Mustafa Iptes, International Hydrographic Organization
  2. Proposal for “International Day of the Surveyor”, Jean-Yves Pirlot and John Hohol, CLGE and NSPS
  3. “Geodesists and the Energy Turnaround”, Karl Friedrich Thoene, DVW

Motion: That the General Assembly records the reports for information.

Decision:

37. PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION

CLOSING CEREMONY


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