Ambassador Ambeyi Ligabo - 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

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This presentation by Ambeyi Ligabo was made during an introductory session to the 7th Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains held on 26 May 2014 in Paris, and gave an overview of the ICGLR Regional Initiative on Natural Resources.

Find out more at: http://mneguidelines.oecd.org/icglr-oecd-un-forum-paris-may-2014.htm

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    1. 1. Overview of the ICGLR Regional Initiative on Natural Resources at ICGLR-OECD-UN GoE Joint Forum Paris, 26th – 28th May 2014 Ambassador Ambeyi Ligabo, Programme Officer, Democracy and Good Governance at International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
    2. 2. Legal framework of the RINR  The ICGLR is a result of many consultations between States of the Africa’s Great Lakes Region, the UN and the AU;  Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region signed on 15th December 2006;  Protocol on the Fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources which an integral part of the Pact;  Declaration of the Lusaka Special Summit of ICGLR Heads of State and Government on the Regional Initiative to fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Great Lakes Region. (15 December 2010);
    3. 3. ICGLR objectives with regard to the RINR • To promote and strengthen, in each Member State, the development of effective mechanisms to prevent, curb and eradicate the illegal exploitation of natural resources; • To intensify and revitalize cooperation among Member State with a view to achieving more efficient and sustainable measures against the illegal exploitation of natural resources; • To promote the harmonization by Member States of their national legislations, policies and procedures against the illegal exploitation of natural resources.
    4. 4. The Regional Initiative on Natural Resources  RINR falls under the Programme on Democracy and Good Governance, one of the 5 Programmes at ICGLR;  RINR is comprised of 6 tools: 1. Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM)  Mine Site Inspections and Certification  Chain of Custody Tracking  Export and Certification Procedures  Audit systems (Third Party Audits, Independent Mineral Chain Audits) 2. Harmonisation of National Legislations 3. Regional Database on Mineral Flows 4. Formalisation of the Artisanal Mining Sector 5. EITI Peer-Learning Mechanism 6. Whistle-blowing Mechanism
    5. 5. Thank you

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