News in 2015

FIG President attends WPLA Workshop

Real Estate Rights' and Cadastre Registration as an Element for Development of Land Management System

 25-26 June 2015, Moscow, Russia


Participants at WPLA Moscow

The participants at the WPLA Workshop

The Workshop on "Real Estate Rights' and Cadastre Registration as an Element for Development of Land Management System" was held 25 and 26 June 2015 in Moscow, Russian Federation. It was co-organized by the UNECE WPLA and Rosreestr, the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography of the Russian Federation, a member of FIG. FIG President, Prof Chryssy Potsiou, as a UNECE WPLA bureau member  participated in the workshop.

The purpose of the workshop was to share experience and practices in registration and cadastral systems enhancement within the framework of land administration. The seminar covered issues of registration and cadastral systems development, the use of information technologies aimed at improving the mentioned systems, as well as issues of information interaction between subjects of land administration.

In total 123 delegates from 25 countries participated in the workshop. The Russian real estate cadastral data base contains 56 313 891 Land plots and 99 188 074 construction units (including apartments, buildings in progress etc), information about administrative boundaries and special land-use information. Mr Igor Vasiliev, Head of Rosreestr, Russian Federation, and all other Russian government representatives have demonstrated the progress of the Russian land administration project and its strong commitment to implement modern property market services and create a favorable environment for investment on real estate in the country. The progress of the Russian cadastre and its long and close cooperation with the World Bank was presented. The Russian Federation was upgraded in the WB Doing Business list from the position 112 (in the list of 2013) to the position 93 (in the list of 2014).  

All the information and presentations from the Moscow workshop are awailabe on the workshop website:

Chryssy Potsiou and Amie Figueiredo, UNECE WPLA secretary

Chryssy Potsiou chairing Session IV: Informational cooperation of governmental and municipal authorities for territory development. How can sharing property related information benefit municipal and national government land administration? Group photo with Mr Elshad Khanalibayli, chair of UNEE WPLA and Mr Igor Vasiliev, Head of Rosreestr, Russian Federation, in the middle.

WPLA participants

Chryssy Potsiou
FIG President
August 2015