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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).
Chris Cleverly English
Blockchain technology could help the African gold industry boost the continent’s economic growth, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
James Anaya English
This is the final thematic report of James Anaya, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, to the Human Rights Council. Building upon previous reports, it addresses the human rights concerns of indigenous peoples relating to extractive industries.
Kristin Sippl English
Social and environmental harm continues to emanate from global commodity production despite the array of governance programs trying to mitigate it. This paper examines the evolution of transnational certification standards in an understudied sector: artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Stakeholder Statement on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in Mineral Supply Chains
Women’s Rights and Mining together with the OECD Secretariat prepared the statement, taking into account input from members of the OECD Multi-stakeholder Steering Group and comments from participants, including over 50 civil society representatives in attendance from around the world, held during the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, on 25th of April 2019.
Artisanal Gold Council English
The impacts of the government’s state of emergency measures showed up almost immediately in the prices being offered by local gold buyers.
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.
Rachel Brass and Rosanna Tufo English
Levin Sources reports on eight key findings to facilitate access to international gold markets for artisanal gold miners in Eastern DRC as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) project lead by Global Communities.