TitleTrends and salient issues in the development of mineral resources, especially small-scale mining.
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Takes note of the reports of the Secretary-General on small-scale mining prospects in developing countries and on trends and salient issues in mineral resources; recommends that in the elaboration of the international development strategy for the 4th UN development decade, in regard to issues relating to mineral resources, special attention should be given to training in the development of new approaches, including methods, in small-scale mining; requests the Secretary-General to continue to conduct studies on prospects for small-scale mining, to evaluate the experience gained through technical co-operation endeavours and to explore ways and means of strengthening technical co-operation and possible sources of financing for small-scale mining initiatives; requests the Secretary-General to ensure the assistance of the UN system in providing adequate facilities for seminars and symposia, to promote local dissemination of information on small-scale mining and to establish policies and programmes according to the priorities of Member States for the support and promotion of small-scale mining projects; requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Committee on Natural Resources at its 12th session an updated report on trends and salient issues in the development of mineral resources, especially small-scale mining, including the outcome of the 5th Tripartite Technical Meeting for Mines other than Coal Mines, to be convened by the ILO at Geneva in 1990, particularly with regard to issues relating to working conditions and occupational safety and health hazards in small-scale mining.
Adopted at the 12th plenary meeting, 22 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 23-24. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.