New Technology for a New Century
Co-operation between FIG and the United Nations Agencies
Prof. Ian Williamson, Director, United Nations Liaison, International Federation of Surveyors
The presentation is based on the report on recent activities between FIG and the United Nations given to the FIG General Assembly by the Director, FIG / UN Liaison in Seoul, May 2001.
The General Assembly confirmed the FIG policy with the United Nations and its agencies at its meeting in Prague, 2000. The main joint projects and activities were discussed previously with the different UN partners at a round table during the UN/FIG Conference in Melbourne in 1999. They are also recorded in the FIG publication "Co-operation between FIG and the UN Agencies 2000-2003". This co-operation includes a close relationship to UN/DESA, UNCHS (Habitat), UNFAO, WTO, UNESCO and The World Bank. It further covers co-operation with regional offices like the Economic Commission for Africa, the Economic Commission for Europe (especially its Working Party on Land Administration, WPLA) and UNCHS Branch offices and activities like UN Regional Cartographic Conferences.
The co-operation is coordinated through Prof. Ian Williamson, Director, FIG/UN Liaison, but the responsibilities are shared between several actors, especially input from the Commissions has increased remarkably during the past two years.
Prof. Ian Williamson
22 March 2001
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