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IGF Welcomes El Salvador as 77th Member Country

May 17, 2021

In an effort to improve its non-metallic mining governance, the Government of El Salvador has joined the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).

“On behalf of the Secretariat, I want to welcome El Salvador as the IGF’s 77th member,” said Greg Radford, Director, IGF. “We look forward to sharing international experiences and best practices as well as providing opportunities for greater regional and international cooperation.”

“We are excited to join the IGF and participate in this global forum pursuing sustainable development,” said María Luisa Hayem Brevé, Minister of Economy of El Salvador, as the responsible regulatory authority on these issues. “We are seeking to take advantage of the benefits that the IGF makes available to member countries for training and capacity building and the exchange of international best practices.”

The IGF supports more than 75 member nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development, and environmental stewardship. The International Institute for Sustainable Development has served as Secretariat for the IGF since October 2015. Core funding is provided by the Governments of Canada and the Netherlands.