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Artisanal Gold Communities as Prime COVID-19 Intervention Targets: Supply Chain Reform, Health In Gold Out
Shawn Blore, Marieke Kroll, Kevin Telmer English
In this paper, the AGC announces its three signal interventions for dealing with the crisis in ASGM communities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic: (i) Supply Chain Reform Project – a project to restart and reform artisanal gold supply chains; (ii) Health In Gold Out – a project to deliver health assistance via this gold stakeholder network; and (iii) Artisanal Gold Prices Database – a project to monitor these interventions via a worldwide database of artisanal gold prices.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. The website of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention provides links to the text of the Convention, as well as information on parties, meetings, and additional documentation.
The Partnership Area fosters dialogue among practitioners, government policy makers, and donors about practical and effective ways to reduce mercury while supporting the economic benefits of the sector; disseminates information about the sector at national, regional and international events and through active expert networks and on-line platforms; and contributes to the formulation and implementation of innovative approaches to reduce mercury use, from national policies and planning, to on-the-ground projects in ASGM communities.
Determinación del uso de Mercurio en el Sector de la Minería de Oro Artesanal y en Pequeña Escala (MAPE): Métodos y herramientas
ONU medio ambiente Artisanal Gold Council Spanish
Este manual y kit de herramientas han sido diseñado para ayudar a los gobiernos, organizaciones civiles y el sector privado de los distintos países en la preparación de un Plan de Acción Nacional (PAN) para reducir el uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala (MAPE), de acuerdo con los requerimientos para las Partes que cumplen las condiciones estipuladas en el artículo 7 del Convenio de Minamata sobre el Mercurio.
The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals is a multi-stakeholder partnership established with the goal to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
The OECD DDG provides step-by-step management recommendations endorsed by governments for global responsible supply chains of all minerals, in order for companies to respect human rights and avoid contributing to conflict through their mineral or metal purchasing decisions and practices. This Guidance for minerals may be used by any company potentially sourcing any minerals or metals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, and is intended to cultivate transparent, conflict-free supply chains and sustainable corporate engagement in the minerals sector.
Estimer l'utilisation du mercure et identifier les pratiques de l'extraction minière artisanale et à petite échelle de l'or (EMAPE): Méthodes et outils
ONU environnement Artisanal Gold Council French
Ce guide pratique a été conçu pour aider les gouvernements, les organisations de la société civile et le secteur privé des pays concernés à élaborer un Plan d’action national (PAN) visant à réduire l’utilisation du mercure dans le secteur de l’extraction minière artisanale et à petite échelle d’or (EMAPE), conformément aux exigences de l’Article 7 de la Convention de Minamata sur le mercure.
M Wilson, E Renne, C Roncoli, P Agyei-Baffour, E Tenkorang English
This report is one of three synthesis documents produced via an integrated assessment (IA) that aims to increase understanding of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) in Ghana. Given the complexities surrounding ASGM, an IA framework was utilized to analyze economic, social, health, and environmental data, and co-develop evidence-based responses with pertinent stakeholders.
A combination of factors is driving the continued use of mercury, including the lucrativeness of the trade, the informality of the ASGM sector, the poverty of many miners and the power imbalance between many traders and miners. Mercury governance within the investigated countries has potential for improvement. To tackle the mercury problem, action should be taken that addresses the problem from all angles and takes all key stakeholders into account. The report is a compilation of findings from investigations that IUCN NL’s local partner organisations carried out. More detailed findings for each country can be found in the respective country/regional report.