FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting and One-day International Symposium

Hotel Perero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina, 30 November - 4 December 2012

FIG President CheeHai TEO joined FIG Commission 7 Delegates at its 2012 Annual Meeting at Hotel Potrero de los Funes, San Luis, Argentina. The annual event included a One-day International Symposium with the theme “Land Governance in South America and International Perspectives”. This year’s event was generously supported by the San Luis Provincial Government and co-organized by Mr. Fernando Daniel Nasisi, the President of Consejo Federal de Catastro.

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Most of the Participants at the 2012 FIG Commission 7 Annual Meeting

At the Annual Meeting, the FIG President was able to listen to various national reports, updates and initiatives and later engaged delegates with his presentation on the recent developments within cadastre and land management that should be noted and addressed by FIG Commission 7 and its national delegates. In particular, he highlighted various collaborative activities and opportunities with partner institutions such as the United Nations Human Settlement Program Global Land Tools Network, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Bank.

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The One-day International Symposium was also supported by the Federacion Argentina de Agrimensores, the sole member association in FIG from Argentina, whose current President, Mr. Cesar Mario Garachico, attended and participated as a Panelist. The Governor of the Province of San Luis, Mr. Claudio Javier Poggi, graced and opened the Symposium. Delegates and participants to the Annual Meeting were joined by fellow professionals from around Argentina and the region at the One-day International Symposium.

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The President spoke of the need for Profession in the region to recognize global initiatives on the continuum of land rights, on sustainable urbanization through equitable access to land, housing, basic services and infrastructure, on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forest, on spatially enabling governments and societies, on managing all information spatially, collectively contributing towards greater transparency and good governance, towards whole-of-government effectiveness and efficiencies in citizen-centric services. He also added that the Profession should seek to engage these initiatives locally and nationally, to extend the use and usefulness of surveying (its science, its technologies, its knowledge and its practices) for the wider good, towards addressing the many challenges faced by communities, nations, regions and the world.

CheeHai TEO
December 2012

20 December 2012