IGF 17th Annual General Meeting

The leading international forum on mining policy and sustainable development will once again bring together mining sector experts and stakeholders from government, academia, industry, civil society, non-governmental, and international organizations. The theme for 2021 is Building Tomorrow Together: Mining for a Responsible and Inclusive Future

October 19, 2021 8:30 am - October 20, 2021 11:00 am EDT (GMT -4)

(Open to public)

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The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development’s (IGF) 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on October 19–20, 2021. The event will be hosted virtually. All interested parties are invited to register and attend.

The theme for the 2021 AGM is Building Tomorrow Together: Mining for a Responsible and Inclusive Future.

Governments, companies, and mining communities face a variety of fluid challenges today. Amid the need for pandemic response and recovery, calls are growing for a transition towards metals-intensive, clean energy sources to combat climate change. New technologies are disrupting operations and posing new challenges for community engagement and local content policy-makers. In addition, assessing and managing the environmental and social impacts from mining—throughout the mining life cycle and for operations of all sizes—remains critical to maintaining trust in the sector.

As such, 2021 AGM sessions will focus on a variety of timely topics surrounding mining sector governance, including: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), community engagement, critical minerals, environmental management, environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA), gender equality, local content, partnerships, taxation, and technology.

AGM sessions will include interpretation for participants in English, French, and Spanish.

Brief Agenda

Full Agenda and Speakers
(As of October 15, 2021)

AGM brief agenda