Join the World Bank`s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund, Pact, regional co-hosts, University of Surrey and the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, along with contributing authors for the release of the 2020 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector Report.
Two regional launch events will be held to present the reports key finding on the ASM sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goal 8 agenda. The report launch will feature the report authors and case study contributors along with representatives from government and mining association speaking to how best to advance decent work principles within the ASM sector to achieve SDG8.
This edition of the annual State of the Sector Report uses the Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG8): “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” as the framework for analyzing ASM’s contributions to global development. The report analyzes five focus areas of SDG8 (i) improve occupational health and safety (OHS); (ii) stimulate economic growth; (iii) make production sustainable and eliminate mercury; (iv) ensure gender equality; and (v) eradicate child labor and promote youth employment. Through the five themes, the 2020 State of the Sector Report illustrates these possibilities for enabling the achievement of SDG8 in ASM through 22 practical case studies representing over thirty organizations.