In order to expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF members identified the need for more concrete guidance on managing key issues.
Beginning with Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM,) guidance documents will be developed across the six areas of the Framework (legal and policy environment; financial benefit optimization; socio-economic benefit optimization; environmental management; post-mining transition; and artisanal and small-scale mining).
The ASM guidance document will be presented to members at the Annual General Meeting in Geneva which will be held October 24-28, 2016.
Work has also begun on a guidance document titled “Government Measures to Reduce and Eliminate Illicit Flows of Money in Mining – Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.” It is currently in the early research phase.
The IGF serves as a unique global venue for dialogue between its 55 member country governments, mining companies, industry associations and civil society.
Our Annual General Meeting is attended by hundreds of officials and representatives committed to sustainable mining. It will be held at UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva – the Palais des Nations – on October 24-28, 2016.
We hold side events at major global mining events – INDABA and PDAC – along with conferences devoted to sustainable development such as UNCTAD14.
We are hoping to expand our presence at existing conferences and offer our own regional meetings in the months and years to come.
Mining Policy Framework
Our efforts are largely framed by IGF’s flagship policy guidance and assessment tool, the Mining Policy Framework (MPF), which sets out concrete objectives and processes for good governance.
It focuses on the following areas:
- Legal and Policy Environment
- Financial Benefit Optimization
- Socioeconomic Benefit Optimization
- Environmental Management
- Post-Mining Transition
- Artisanal and Small-scale Mining