sharing in governance of extractive industries
Dear GOXI members,
I would like to draw your attention to the work that UNICEF has been undertaking relating to children’s rights and extractives. They recently hosted the Roundtable Discussion on Children’s Rights and the Extractive Sector during the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. I have also uploaded a presentation made by Dr Daniel Limpitlaw of Synergy Consulting on the importance of assessing impacts on children in the mining sector.
Please contact Ida Hyllested, Child Rights and Business Specialist at UNICEF (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or comments with regards to UNICEF’s work on this important topic.
Highlights of the UNICEF discussion included:
I hope that you will find this material of interest and that it will open up many conversations about this important subject.
Dear Caroline and colleagues,
Thanks so much, Caroline, for starting this discussion on Mining and Children's Rights!
This is an important topic including as part of our efforts to strengthen environmental governance of the mining sector and the role of public institutions to ensure the procedural and substantive rights for all groups and communities, including girls and boys.
The country examples you shared are very useful, as is the reference to UNICEFs forthcoming publication: Child Rights and Mining Toolkit. Best practices for addressing children’s rights issues in large-scale mining (UNICEF, 2017). In addition to strengthening country work plans, these should also be valuable resources for the EGP guidance note.
best to all, Tim
Good to see the progress that UNICEF is making in this regard. The power point presentation gives an overview of the process steps and identifies the different types of pollution. I hope that the tool kit gives more specificity on the types of physiological impacts and how they can be assessed.
Thank you for drawing attention to this important issue of assessing the impacts of mining operations on children. I added the useful Stakeholder Engagement on Children's Right Toolkit resource you shared with us on our Guidelines and Toolkit Page.