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U.S Department of Labor English
The Department of Labor's annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs.
Health responses to COVID-19 in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining sector: Mitigating the risk of infiltration, spread and severity
Mareike Kroll and Kevin Telmer English
The looming third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have devastating impacts in many countries in the Global South, with far worse health outcomes and economic implications. While formal and informal income sources in LMICs are collapsing, the ASGM sector offers a rare and desperately needed income opportunity due to the stable or rising international gold price. At the same time, artisanal mining communities can be considered as most-affected and at-risk group according to the UN Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19.
Defining the Road Ahead: Challenges and solutions for developing and implementing National Action Plan to reduce mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
UNEP, Africa Institute English
The report discusses the challenges and solution encountered by countries developing National Action Plan for artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) English
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has benefited from a body of research spanning decades, despite an ongoing lack of understanding and statistical data for the sector. This research paper reviews the existing literature on key thematic areas, bringing various findings together and providing updated information.
This video gives an overview of the ASGM sector and how the planetGOLD programme is working in partnership with governments, the private sector, and mining communities in 9 countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners.
Este video con subtítulos en español ofrece una visión general del sector ASGM y cómo el programa planetGOLD está trabajando en 9 países para mejorar significativamente las prácticas de producción y el entorno laboral de la minería artesanal y en pequeña escala.
Adama Ouedraogo English
Burkina’s artisanal miners do not have direct access to the gold market, they sell their gold on the mine site to local buyers who work for the approved comptoirs located in the cities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso.
Currently, there are no alternatives available to artisanal miners to improve the gold supply chain during this COVID -19 crisis.