The mining sector is currently characterized by a range of challenges, such as fiscal, regulatory, macroeconomic, social, environmental and public investment.
Faced with these obstacles, coupled with global awareness of the environment, the "Regional cooperation for the sustainable management of mining resources in the Andean countries" (MinSus programme), was entrusted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), being the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) the regional counterpart of the program.
Through its Natural Resources and Infrastructure (NRI) and Sustainable Development and Human Settlements (SDHS) divisions, focuses on exploring the great potential of mining in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The focal point of the programme is the promotion of sustainable development for the society, within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is an innovative and ambitious project, which considers national and regional dialogue towards a more sustainable management of mining.
The program's approach consists of the implementation of international standards, as well as to achieve the SDGs of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. As a United Nations agency, ECLAC assumes a central role, both in the design of the programme and in the implementation of regional policies and strategies for the implementation of Agenda 2030.
The program is divided into three areas of action: (i) Policies and strategies, (ii) Governance of stakeholders and (iii) technology transfer and innovation promotion. GIZ assumes responsibility for the areas of action (i) and (ii), while BGR manages the area of action (iii).
With the aim of supporting the Andean countries in the sustainable management of their mining resources for the promotion of a sustainable development through methodological and conceptual tools, technical assistance and the strengthening of local, national dialogue, and sub-regional, various documents have already been made. All the publications of the first part of the program (referring to the years 2016-2017) are available in the following link: http://minsus.net/media-publicaciones-2/.
As new documents are delivered, they will be uploaded on the same page. In addition, the events carried out by ECLAC for the MINSUS programme will be notified in advance.