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AGM 2017: Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development

16/10/2017 (All day) - 20/10/2017 (All day)

This event is organized by the InterGovernmental Forum on mining, minerals, metal and sustainable development.

“The IGF is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people who are actively engaged in minerals sector governance, and is a platform to share experience and exchange ideas on how mining can effectively contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.”
– Ibrahim Satti Kamara, government representative for Sierra Leone

The AGM is a unique opportunity to engage with government officials and representatives from industry, civil society and academia.The theme of this year's meeting is managing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). However, we will also be covering a wide range of other topics including:

- Development minerals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Environmental Impact Assessments and mining
- Government guidance for mine closure
- Government initiatives for biodiversity management
- Voluntary sustainability initiatives

These are the ASM-related topics that will be covered:
- ASM formalization
- ASM country case studies
- ASM global and regional trends and developments
- Large-scale mining and ASM: challenges and new industry approaches
- Managing ASM Zones
- Women in ASM 

Monday, October 16: Intergovernmental Workshop (for government delegates only)
Tuesday, October 17 to Thursday, October 18: Annual General Meeting
Friday, October 20: Technical Workshop on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 

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Palais des Nation, Geneva