2017 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains


2-4 May 2017 OECD Conference Centre, Paris


ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Multi-stakeholder Forum

This event provided the opportunity to review and discuss implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Minerals, the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral supply chains. More than 900 stakeholders came together to focus on: Regulatory, compliance and alignment efforts; Shared responsibility between governments, companies and civil society, Mainstreaming human rights and conflict risks; Risks associated with production and trade of natural resources; and Regional implementation of due diligence.


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Opening remarks by Gabriela Ramos



OECD-World Bank event on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining

The 11th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains was followed by an OECD-World Bank event on artisanal and small scale mining which took place on 5 May 2017 at the OECD.


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OECD work on artisanal and small scale mining



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About the Forum

Launched in 2011, the Forum is jointly organised by the OECD, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo and is supported by the European Union through the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. 

Previous forums

May 2016 | May 2015 | Nov 2014 | May 2014 | Nov 2013 | May 2013 | Nov 2012 | May 2012 | Nov 2011 | May 2011







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