Land governance in support of the millennium development goals: a new agenda for land professionalss

Stig Enemark, Robin McLaren, P. van der Molen

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This paper reports about a joint FIG/World Bank conference on Land Governance in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), held in Washington DC, USA, 9-10 March 2009. After an observation on how the concepts of ‘land governance’ and ‘land professionals’ developed within FIG, the dedication of FIG towards sustainable development and to the Millennium Development Goals is described as well as the policy of FIG to work in cooperation with the UN agencies such as UN-HABITAT, UN-FAO, and the World Bank. The paper explains why FIG and the World Bank decided to team up in the organisation of this conference and what both organisations considered as their key goals. One important element concerned the development of a common declaration and a new agenda for land professionals. How this finally worked out, is extensively reported in this paper. The paper concludes that the goals were very successfully achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXIV FIG International Congress 2010 'Facing the challenges: building the capacity'
Subtitle of host publication11-16 April 2010, Sydney, Australia : Technical programme and proceedings
PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-87-90907-87-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventXXIV FIG International Congress 2010: Facing the Challenges – Building the Capacity - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 11 Apr 201016 Apr 2010
Conference number: 24


ConferenceXXIV FIG International Congress 2010


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