Message from the Director
It has been a busy summer for the IGF Secretariat.
We have completed the field work for Mining Policy Framework Assessments in Senegal and Mongolia and are in the final stages of preparation for an assessment in Suriname.
Registration is now open for the Annual General Meeting in Geneva October 24-28, 2016. We are working diligently to prepare an interesting program and are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with members and other stakeholders.
We are also pleased to present a redesigned website – IGFMining.org – which is easier to navigate, incorporates our new branding, and does a better job of explaining the IGF’s purpose, history and services.
Please see below for some highlights of our activities.
Greg Radford, Director, IGF Secretariat
Message from the Chair
IGF has grown into an institution that plays a key role on the world stage.
The leadership and expertise provided by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will allow IGF to help members address one of the deepest challenges in mining today: good governance.
I hope—no, I am convinced—that we can work together in the coming years to further strengthen IGF and ensure that this movement we have built—to work together to advance sustainable mining—is here for generations to come.
Register Now for 2016 Annual General Meeting
Registration is now open for the upcoming Annual General Meeting, which will be held at UNCTAD’s Palais des Nations in Geneva October 24-28, 2016.
This year’s theme is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Mining.
Space is limited so we encourage you to register now.
MPF Assessment in Senegal: Mine Rehabilitation in Action
The IGF’s 2016 MPF Assessments kicked off in June with an assessment in Senegal, where we received a warm welcome.
The assessment was very well-timed; Senegal is in the process of updating its Mining Code and Policy, and all parties hope that the MPF Assessment can support these revisions to ensure that the new legislation and policy optimize the contribution of the sector to Senegal’s continued sustainable development.
IGF at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi
The IGF Secretariat team travelled to Nairobi, Kenya in July to participate in the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14).
Over the course of a two-hour lunch session, the IGF team introduced approximately 200 participants from government, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to the Forum and its core document, the Mining Policy Framework.