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The Oil, Gas and Mining Industries and the 2030 Agenda: Partnerships and Participation to Accelerate Progress

A joint UNDP, IFC, IPIECA and ICMM side event summary

On Wednesday, 20th of September, UNDP, IFC, IPIECA and ICMM co-hosted an event at the sidelines of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The event examined the role of the oil, gas and mining industries in the 2030 Agenda, with a particular focus on how partnerships and participation can help accelerate progress and enhance these industries’ contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The event consisted of a combination of short presentations, panel sessions and 'rapid-fire' style interventions. Over 100 guests attended the event including government delegates, members of the oil, gas and mining industries, representatives from international organizations, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society, academics and think tanks, from Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, North America and Europe.

The main objectives of the event were to:

  • Better understand the relationship between the oil, gas and mining industries and the SDGs, including examining the challenges the industries might face and how to address them.
  • Explore how multi-stakeholder partnerships and participation can enhance industries contributions to the SDGs.
  • Generate recommendations for partnerships and actions that will support implementation of the SDGs in the oil, gas and mining sector.

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