International Commitments

This section provides information on the existing dispositions in the multilateral system related to the mineral and mining sectors and the engagement (ratifications) of the Latin American countries Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

ARGENTINA
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ratification in 09/2017.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment 2016; voluntary national review in 2017.
  • Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Ratification in 09/2016, entry into force in 11/2016 .
  • In charge of the organization of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization, in Buenos Aires, To be held in 12/2017.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 2000.
  • ILO Resolution 155 Occupational Safety and Health, Ratification in 2014.
  • Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development -IGF, Member.

BRAZIL
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ratification in 08/2017.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development., Reaffirmation of commitment in 2017 (Mercosur countries), voluntary national review in 2017.
  • Signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change., Ratification in 09/2016, entry into force in 11/2016 .
  • ILO Resolution 176 on Safety in Health on Mines, Ratification in 2006.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 2002.
  • Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development - IGF, Member.

CHILE
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury, Signature in 10/2013, pending ratification.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment in 2017; voluntary national review in 2017.
  • Signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Ratification in 02/2017, entry into force in 03/2017 .
  • ILO Resolution 161 Occupational Health Services Convention, Ratification in 09/1999.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 09/2008.

COLOMBIA
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury, Signature in 10/2013 pending ratification.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment in 2015; voluntary national review in 2018 .
  • Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Signature in 04/2016, pending ratification.
  • ILO Resolution 161 Occupational Health Services Convention, Ratification in 01/2001.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 08/1991.
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI, Member since 2013.

MEXICO
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ratification in 09/2015.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment in 2017; voluntary national review in 2018.
  • ILO Resolution 155 Occupational Safety and Health, Ratification in 02/1984.
  • ILO Resolution 161 Occupational Health Services Convention, Ratification in 02/1987.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 09/1990.
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI, Member since 2016.
  • Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development - IGF, Member.

PERU
  • Minamata Convention of Mercury, Ratification in 11/2015.
  • Part of the ILO Convention 176 on Safety in Health on Mines, Ratification in 06/2008.
  • Signature of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. COP 20 held in Lima in 2014, Ratification in 07/2016, entry into force in 11/ 2016.
  • ILO Resolution 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, Ratification in 1994.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment in 2017; voluntary national review in 2017 .
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI, Member since 2006.
  • Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development - IGF, Member.

URUGUAY
  • Minamata Convention of Mercury, Ratification in 09/2014.
  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Reaffirmation of commitment in 2017.
  • Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Ratification in 10/2016, entry into force in 11/2016.
  • ILO Convention 176 on Safety in Health on Mines, Ratification in 06/2014.
  • Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development - IGF, Entry in 2005 (founding member).