The MPF’s Evolution
The MPF was first ratified by IGF members in 2010. It was tabled in May 2011 at the 19th session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) in New York as a compendium of good practices for governments to manage the full range of issues in the mining sector. Delegates to CSD 19 recognized the MPF as a way to provide a systemic approach for developing mining in accordance with sustainable development principles. To learn more, read about the IGF’s history and download earlier versions of the MPF.