Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration
on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, Quarrying and Development

ASM18 delegates adopt 'Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration'.

Five-hundred and forty-seven delegates, representing 72 nations assembled in Livingstone, Zambia between the 11-13 September, 2018 for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18) to chart a vision for sustainable development. 

ASM18 was the largest international gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners and quarry workers ever assembled. An historic outcome of ASM18 was the adoption of the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration,’ the first declaration of its kind in over a decade. The 'Mosi' Declaration uses the traditional name of Victoria Falls, located adjacent to the conference venue and builds on earlier ASM conference declarations from Harare (1993), Washington (1996), and Yaoundé (2002).

Read the Mosi-oa-Tunya Declaration:

- English version:

- French version:

- Spanish version:

- Portuguese:

ASM18 was an initiative of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, organised by the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, European Union, United Nations Development Programme, and The Government of Zambia, with the support of The World Bank, The African Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, and German Development Cooperation. A range of specialised mining institutions of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific provided technical support, including the African Minerals Development Centre, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre and the Pacific Community.


IAPG White Paper on Responsible Mining:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: