Illicit exploitation or trade in natural resources continue to undermine peace and sustainable development in many countries, in particular conflict-affected regions and countries.
The meeting will address natural resources, peaceful societies and sustainable development with a focus on lessons from the Kimberley process. It will reflect on ways to address illegal exploitation and illicit trade of natural resources and their role in fueling and financing conflicts.
The meeting will also focus on the interlinkages between natural resources and other SDGs, and the potential of better natural resource management for peaceful societies and sustainable development.
The meeting will further explore the implications for job creation, inclusive economic growth, revenue generation, food security, reducing inequalities, and environmental sustainability.
- "Natural resources, peaceful societies and sustainable development: Lessons from the Kimberley Process"
- Opening statements
- Keynote addresses
- Panel presentations
- Interactive dialogue with Member States
- Closing statements