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Global Dialogue of Governments on Mining/Metals and Sustainable Development: Progress Report and Next Steps Minerals and Metals Sector March 2004.

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1 Global Dialogue of Governments on Mining/Metals and Sustainable Development: Progress Report and Next Steps Minerals and Metals Sector March 2004

2 2 WSSD Key Outcomes Johannesburg Declaration High-level political statement Plan of Implementation/Paragraph 46 Positive statement about the sector and its contribution to sustainable development Type II Partnership Initiative on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development Global Dialogue

3 3 The Global Dialogue Process Type 2 Partnership of the WSSD High-Level Intergovernmental forum Owned by the members But reporting voluntarily to the UN system Participation by multilateral organizations UN-CSD, UNCTAD, ILO, World Bank, etc. Stakeholder participation through national delegations (industry and others) Ability to make recommendations

4 4 What can the Forum do? A global platform for governments To respond together to global challenges Seek broader support for their priorities A global platform for Ministries with policy responsibility for mines and metals to exercise more policy influence Domestically and Internationally

5 5 Participating Countries Participating Countries

6 6 Stage 1: Preparatory Process Meeting in Geneva 1-3 October Countries and 4 Multilateral Institutions Draft Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for an Intergovernmental Forum that: provides a framework in which to discuss the opportunities provided by mining, minerals and metals and to respond to the challenges facing the sector. Identification of work programme items

7 7 Work Programme Proposals Within the overarching theme of governance: National policy & administrative framework resource management regimes legal frameworks Development of local communities community engagement approaches Small-scale miners Post-closure planning Enhancing life-cycle contribution Market issues and investment policies

8 8 Next Meeting: 1-3 June, 2004 Co-Chaired by Canada & South Africa Co-hosted with UNCTAD in Geneva Finalise Defining Documents Terms of Reference Rules of Procedure Review the proposed Work Programme Seek Notifications & Officially Launch the Forum

9 9 Expected Results of the Forum More positive investment climate Enhanced national governance of the sector More international support for capacity building More effective and timely government responses to sector challenges More influence by Mines Ministries on promoting sector policies, nationally and globally

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