Today, the IGF releases its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting successes throughout the year and how leveraging mining for sustainable development can limit negative impacts and ensure financial benefits are shared.
The IGF has made tremendous progress since the Government of Canada committed to funding the IGF Secretariat through the International Institute for Sustainable Development. We have confirmed our mission of helping governments optimize the benefits of mining to reach their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and been strategic about building capacity around the globe.
Highlights from 2017 include:
- Increasing our membership by seven, to a total of 63 countries;
- Hosting our most successful Annual General Meeting (AGM) to date, with over 60 governments and 80 international organizations in attendance;
- Having approximately 35 member countries participate in our training and capacity-building workshops on themes highlighted by our Mining Policy Framework (MPF); and
- Welcoming new partners, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Mining Task Force, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).