The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development
The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is a member-driven organization that provides national governments the opportunity to work collectively to achieve their sustainable mining goals.
Three Ways COVID-19 Shows Vulnerable Workers Need Stronger Social Protections
The mining sector hasn't been spared from COVID-19; with sites closing and mobility restricted, the livelihoods of vulnerable workers are in jeopardy. What can be done to ensure no one is left behind?
IGF Guidance for Governments: Improving legal frameworks for environmental and social impact assessment and management
This IGF guidance document offers governments a summary of international best practices in legal frameworks for environmental and social impact assessment and related management plans for large-scale mines.
IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Jamaica
This report first presents Jamaica’s development, mining, and legal contexts. It then highlights the key strengths and gaps in Jamaica’s mining policies and laws across six thematic areas before making recommendations for further capacity building and reform.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment in Mining
Governments must act now to foster a resilient job market in the mining sector and protect their communities’ livelihoods.
Force Majeure and COVID-19: Legal risks of a double-edged sword
This breifing note offers expert advice for governments on how to approach force majeure claims and defences amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 IGF Annual Report
The IGF 2019 Annual Report highlights our commitment to our 76 member countries to ensure mining's benefits are shared and leveraged for sustainable development.
Mining Tax Policy Responses to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian crisis. The level and type of relief required will vary by sector, and company, which is why IGF and ATAF have prepared this guide in English, French, and Spanish for resource-rich developing countries specifically.
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15th IGF Annual General Meeting
The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals, and Sustainable Development (IGF) is hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) October 7 to 11, 2019, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.