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14th Annual General Meeting

Event Details
October 15, 2018 to October 19, 2018
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Modern Mining Law and Policy: Accountable, Equitable and Innovative Approaches October 15 to 19, 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

The AGM is a unique opportunity to engage with government officials from the IGF’s nearly 70 member nations and representatives from industry, civil society and academia.

The AGM took place October 15 to 19, 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Modern Mining Law and Policy: Accountable, Equitable and Innovative Approaches. However, we also covered a wide range of other topics including: tax base erosion and profit shifting; local content policies; gender toolkits and assessments; best practices in environmental and social impact assessments and permitting for large-scale mining; and strategic environmental assessments for artisanal and small-scale mining.

The IGF Secretariat would like to thank UNCTAD for hosting our 14th Annual General Meeting.

Schedule Overview

Monday, October 15, 2018: Intergovernmental Workshop (for government delegates only)
Tuesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 18, 2018: Annual General Meeting
Friday, October 19, 2018: Technical Workshop

The AGM offers an excellent opportunity to engage with top experts in the field and to learn about the latest developments in efforts to leverage mining for sustainable development.

The AGM featured topics including: generation and access to geological information; how to make mining sector policies climate smart to help achieve a low carbon economy; how to make legal and policy frameworks that allow for and incentivize innovation; managing social conflicts through community consultation and engagement; relationships between contracts, mining laws and investment treaties; best practices in social and economic development in the legal and policy framework; supervising implementation and inspection, and reporting on developing mine inspection systems; and women in mining.