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The Role of FIG in Responding tothe Millennium Development Goals and the Global Agenda

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Microsoft Word - HonKong.Enemark.MillenniumDevelopmentGoals.Final.doc Plenary Session I – Responding to the Global Agenda Stig Enemark The Role of FIG in Responding to the Millennium Development Goals and the Global Agenda Strategic Integration of Surveying Services FIG Working Week 2007 Hong Kong, May 13- 16, 2007 1/12 The Role of FIG in Responding to the Millennium Development Goals and the Global Agenda Stig ENEMARK Denmark Key words: Millennium Development Goals, MDG, UN, WB, FIG, SUMMARY The eight Millennium Development Goals form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. The United Nations Millennium Summit, September 2000, established a time bound (2015) and measurable goals and targets for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination of women. These goals are now placed at the heart of the global agenda. The Summit’s Millennium Declaration also outlined a wide range of commitments in human rights, good governance, and democracy. This paper presents the Millennium Goals and targets with a specific emphasis on the areas being particular relevant to the surveying profession. The paper then suggests that FIG – as an international NGO recognised by the UN – should carefully consider how we can best contribute to reaching the Millennium Goals. FIG should identify their role in this process and spell out the areas where the global surveying profession can make a significant contribution. Issues such as tenure security, pro-poor land management, and good governance in land administration are all key issues to be advocated in the process of reaching the goals. Measures such as capacity assessment, institutional development and human resource development are all key tools in this regard. The paper outlines the FIG response to the MDGs and the global agenda in terms of a threefold challenge to be addressed in close

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