IGF's 13th Annual General Meeting: Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
Mining offers resource-rich nations the opportunity to pursue poverty reduction, inclusive growth and social development. Achieving these goals while limiting the negative impacts associated with mining requires good governance and environmental stewardship. IISD's work as Secretariat for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is central to this mining for sustainable development agenda.
Government delegates, leading experts and representatives from the mining industry, academia and civil society will gather in Geneva October 16–20, 2017 for the IGF's 13th Annual General Meeting.
The theme of this year’s meeting is Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). However, we will also be covering a wide range of other topics such as: tax base erosion and profit shifting; local content policies; mine closure; voluntary sustainability initiatives; and environmental impact assessment. More details are available on the event page.
October 16-20, 2017