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IGF Guidance on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: a Useful Tool for Industry

“This guidance has been sorely needed for a long time and it’s great to see it come to fruition.”

Anne-Marie Fleury, Director, Standards and Impacts, Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC)

Member governments have begun to implement recommendations from IGF Guidance for…

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Added by Mira Oberman on July 20, 2017 at 18:00 — No Comments

Public launch of Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Mongolia

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Added by Mira Oberman on July 20, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

IGF Guest Column: Introducing the Extractives Hub – A New Information Tool

IGF Guest Column: Introducing the Extractives Hub – A New Information Tool

By Tom Mills

Deputy Team Leader, Extractives Hub

A vast opportunity exists for countries to draw on free online…

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Added by Mira Oberman on June 29, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

IGF releases Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Mongolia

The Government of Mongolia sees its minerals sector as critical to national plans for sustainable development, according to a new IGF Mining Policy Framework (MPF) Assessment.

“Mongolia is in the midst of a fiscal crisis and seeks to expand responsible development of its minerals sector in order to generate much-needed revenues,” said Kristi Disney Bruckner, a member of IGF’s assessment team for Mongolia.

“We were encouraged to see that, despite this…

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Added by Mira Oberman on June 29, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

IGF publishes its first annual report

The IGF Secretariat is pleased to present our first annual report, which described our objectives and outlines our achievements. The full report can be downloaded here:

Here is a quick overview.

Report from the IGF Secretariat

We have a remarkable opportunity to drive…

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Added by Mira Oberman on June 29, 2017 at 19:29 — No Comments

IGF releases Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Suriname

The Republic of Suriname is actively working to leverage its mining industry to advance sustainable development, according to an assessment published by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF.)

“We were pleased to see such a strong commitment to advancing positive change among the government officials we met with while in Suriname,” noted team lead Alec Crawford.

“These officials—as well as representatives from civil society and…

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Added by Mira Oberman on June 13, 2017 at 19:30 — No Comments

IGF Signs Cooperation Agreement with APEC Mining Task Force

We are pleased to announce that the IGF has signed a three-year cooperation agreement with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Mining Task Force (MTF).

“As a centre of expertise and a key venue for global dialogue on mining sector good governance, partnership with the Intergovernmental Forum (IGF) is recognized by the APECT MTF as holding significant potential for mutually beneficial cooperation to advance shared goals and objectives,” APEC said in a joint statement of…

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Added by Mira Oberman on June 1, 2017 at 22:06 — No Comments

IGF guidance on managing ASM now available in French and Spanish

The IGF Secretariat is pleased to announce that its guidance document on managing artisanal and small-scale mining is now available in…

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Added by Mira Oberman on May 9, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

PDAC Forum: Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

Innovation for Sustainability in the Mining Sector

March 4, 2017…
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Added by Mira Oberman on May 4, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

IGF Releases Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Senegal

The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is pleased to present its assessment of Senegal's mining policies.

The report is available in English and …

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Added by Mira Oberman on April 19, 2017 at 17:53 — No Comments

Save the date for the IGF's Annual General Meeting: October 16-20, 2017

Please mark your calendar for IGF's Annual General Meeting:

October 16 - 20, 2017 in Geneva 

 

"The IGF is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people who are actively engaged in minerals sector governance, and is a platform to share experience and exchange ideas on how mining can effectively contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.”

– Ibrahim Satti Kamara, government representative…

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Added by Mira Oberman on March 22, 2017 at 23:47 — No Comments

Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF

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Ecuador reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mining by joining IGF

 

Toronto, Canada, March 7, 2017 – The Government of Ecuador expressed its commitment to good governance of the mining sector by joining the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Tuesday.…

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Added by Mira Oberman on March 8, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

IGF releases guidance to help governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining

IGF releases guidance to help governments manage artisanal and small-scale mining

Ottawa, Canada, January 19, 2017 – Governments struggling to manage the complex and sometimes chaotic artisanal and small scale-mining sector have a new toolkit: a guidance developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

IGF…

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Added by Mira Oberman on January 25, 2017 at 20:36 — No Comments

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