United Nations

Kimberley Process

Civil society challenges complacency of the Kimberley Process

Industry representatives in have questioned the often-hailed contribution of the Kimberley Process to preventing conflict and promoting development.
Sustainable Development Goals

Mining companies in danger of perceived ‘SDG-washing’

Many of the world’s largest mining companies risk the perception that they are ‘SDGwashing’ through selective reporting on these universal goals.
West Africa

Unprecedented terrorist violence in West Africa

A top United Nations official in West Africa and the Sahel says the region has seen an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

South Africa’s SAMESG Committee recognised for ESG reporting in mining

The SAMESG Committee, which drives the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of public reporting has announced that the SAMESG Guideline is the recipient of the 2019 United Nations Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting Honours Award.
United Nations Libya

UN’s “International Day for Mine Awareness”

United Nations in Libya marks the “International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action” in partnership with Canada and the United Kingdom.
Eurasian Resources Group

ERG joins UN initiative to promote responsible mining

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has joined the United Nations Global Compact to protect human rights and promote best labour practices and anti-corruption.
Orion Minerals

De Beers and UN Women to support 500 women

De Beers and UNW South Africa launch capacity-building programme to support 500 women micro-entrepreneurs in the communities of Blouberg and Musina.
renewable energy

$1 billion renewable energy facility launched

The African Trade Insurance and European Investment Bank have launched a $1 billion Renewable Energy Facility for sub-Saharan Africa. The facility is supported by the...

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