The Mining Policy Framework (MPF) is a document of best practices to promote good governance in the mining sector. The MPF Framework was developed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) and was officially recognized as a unique document at the 19th Session of UN CSD held in May 2011 in New York. The MPF Framework is implemented by the IGF and is endorsed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
UN Declaration on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September: Paragraph 44 on Mining and Sustainable Development was included
Official Establishment of IGF: 25 Member Countries 1st IGF Annual General Meeting, hosted by UNCTAD at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
First Draft of the Mining Policy Framework was circulated by IGF Secretariat - Preparations for UNCSD 19th Session
UNCSD 19th Session at UN headquarters in New York - Mining Policy Framework was recognized as the only Framework on Good Governance of Minerals Sector
IGF Task Forces: Future Funding and MPF Implementation - Two Regional Meetings: Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa; and at PDAC 2011 in Toronto, Canada
MPF Implementation: Partnership with IISD G7 Recognition of IGF and MPF at Lough Erne Summit
50 Member Countries: France as new Member - Two Regional Events: Africa Mining Indaba in Cape Town and PDAC 2015 in Toronto
Administrative support to the IGF Secretariat transferred from DFATD Canada to the IISD. IGF now has 55 Members.