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Surveyors Facing the Global Agenda

Siberian State Academy of Geodesy
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Microsoft Word - Novosibirsk.Enemark.Paper.April2009.doc GEOSIBERIA 2009 The Fifth International Exhibition and Scientific Congress in geodesy, cartography, geology, geophysics, land management, real property cadastre, GIS-technologies, forestry management, environmental monitoring. NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA, 21-23 APRIL 2009 Surveyors Facing the Global Agenda Prof. Stig Enemark President Aalborg University, Denmark 1. THE GLOBAL AGENDA The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and the world’s leading development institutions. The first seven goals are mutually reinforcing and are directed at reducing poverty in all its forms. The last goal - global partnership for development - is about the means to achieve the first seven. These goals are now placed at the heart of the global agenda. To track the progress in achieving the MDGs a framework of targets and indicators is developed. This framework includes 18 targets and 48 indicators enabling the ongoing monitoring of the progress that is reported on annually (UN, 2000). The MDGs represent a wider concept or a vision for the future, where the contribution of the global surveying community is central and vital. This relates to the areas of providing the relevant geographic information in terms of mapping and databases of the built and natural environment, and also providing secure tenure systems, systems for land valuation, land use management and land development. The work of the surveyors forms a kind of “backbone” in society that supports social justice, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. These aspects are all key components within the MDGs. 2 Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: I

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