The members of the Forum have finalized their Mining Policy Framework (MPF). The Framework is the summary outcome of the work of the Forum.
- Mining Policy Framework – Revised October 2013 (PDF)
- Summary of the Mining Policy Framework: French (PDF)
- Summary of the Mining Policy Framework: Russian (PDF)
- Mining Policy Framework: Spanish (PDF)
The Framework was tabled over the course of the 19th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD19) that was held in May 2011 in New York. It was presented as a compendium of best practices for governments to best deal with the full range of issues related to mining. Delegates to CSD19 recognized the work of the Forum, including the Policy Framework for the mining sector as a way to provide a systemic approach for developing mining in a way that promotes sustainable development.
Flyers (best for printing on office or personal computers):
- IGF Flyer English [PDF]
- IGF Flyer Français [PDF]
- IGF Flyer Español [PDF]
- IGF Flyer Russkiy [PFF]
- IGF Flyer Nederlands [PDF]
- Mining Policy Framework Assessment Brochure – English [PDF]
- Mining Policy Framework Assessment Brochure – Español [PDF]
- Mining Policy Framework Assessment Brochure – Français [PDF]
- Mining Policy Framework Assessment Brochure – Russkiy [PDF]
Four panel brochures (require professional printers to scale correctly):
Numerous members have requested assistance from the IGF Secretariat in evaluating their policies through Mining Policy Framework (MPF) Assessments.
The results of these assessments are published in order to help governments target their efforts in implementing the MPF, to inform capacity-building efforts, and to allow for monitoring of progress over time.
For more information on how the process works please click here. Please see below for reports on assessments conducted to date.
Mongolia: download assessment in English or Mongolian. View press release
Suriname: download assessment in English. View press release
Senegal: download assessment in English or French. View press release
Synthesis Report: evaluating the readiness of IGF member states based on the first three assessments conducted in the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Madagascar.
Uganda: Assessment of implementation readiness
Rapport d’evaluation de Madagascar (available only in French)
Dominican Republic: download assessment in English or Spanish
In order to expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF member states identified the need for more concrete guidance on managing key issues relating to mining and sustainable development. In response, the IGF Secretariat will develop, on an annual basis, guidance documents that build on and enhance the direction provided in the MPF in order to assist member countries in their implementation of the framework.
IGF Guidance for Governments: Managing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining is the first report in this series.
Download ASM guidance document in English
Download ASM guidance document in Francais
Download ASM guidance document in Espagnol
Download supplemental guidance
Download brief in English
Download brief en Francais
Download brief en Espagnol
Download brief in Russkiy
View Press release
View webinar on its implications for industry and endorsements by major industry groups
A framework document for the Program of work was prepared for the meeting. Further discussion took place to provide the future Secretariat with additional information on the priorities to be addressed. A summary document of these discussions is also available.
Summary Document (English)