New report: Gold and gold mining’s contribution to SDG 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

SDG 5 focuses on gender, and on eliminating discrimination, violence and the exploitation of women and girls, as well as ensuring women are afforded the same economic, leadership and decision-making opportunities as men and have access to reproductive health care.

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Gold mining and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The World Gold Council and its Members have long believed that responsible gold mining can support sustained socio-economic development for the communities and countries that host gold mining operations.

A new report – Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – shows how the gold mining industry is contributing across nearly all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The report looks at how World Gold Council Members are bringing about positive change across four thematic areas: global partnerships; social inclusion; economic development and responsible energy use and environmental stewardship.

In addition to the four thematic areas, the report also places the spotlight on three topical themes ; namely artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM), how the pandemic has reinforced the very premise of the SDGs and gold’s role in innovative technologies, including the energy transition.

At the World Gold Council, our member companies are committed to support meaningful progress towards social and economic development and recognise the importance of working in partnerships with governments and communities to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.