Throughout 2021, our members adapted to some of the worst crises society has seen, from the effects of COVID-19 to climate change. We tailored our support to help them advance their sustainable development goals.
Our 17th annual general meeting, entitled Building Tomorrow Together: Mining for a Responsible and Inclusive Future, was held virtually. Over 1,500 registrants, representing delegates from more than 100 countries, as well as companies, international organizations, and civil society, came together to further sustainable mining governance.
We adapted how we deliver our flagship Mining Policy Framework (MPF) to meet members’ current realities. We conducted hybrid MPF Assessments alongside virtual capacity building and training to further support implementation across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We published our fourth Guidance for Governments to advance members’ effective management of natural resources and ecosystems throughout mining operations.
Our work on tax base erosion and profit shifting in mining continued to expand. We delivered three regional training sessions on international taxation to over 650 government officials in dozens of countries.
We have no plans to slow down. In 2021, we welcomed three new members: Costa Rica, El Salvador, and the United States, bringing our membership to 79 countries. The Government of the Netherlands also joined the Secretariat as a core funder alongside the Government of Canada. We are proud to continue our work with governments and partners around the globe to advance responsible resource governance in mining.