The NGO Mining Working Group (MWG) is an NGO coalition that, in partnership with our members and affected local communities, advocates at and through the United Nations for human and environmental rights as related to extractive industries. The MWG addresses unjust and unsustainable extractive practices and policies through the lens of the rights of local communities, indigenous peoples, and the Earth’s carrying capacity.

Upcoming Events

MWG Side Event at the United Nations Oceans Conference 2022

Past Events & Posts

  • Mining Working Group at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    MWG’s Amazon Subcommittee held a side event at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues entitled, “The Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon. Reports of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network.”

  • Mining Working Group Side Event at the United Nations Oceans Conference 2022

    The MWG is pleased to announce our UN Ocean Conference Side Event, “Sea is Sacred. Religious Responses to Deep Seabed Mining.” Find the flyer with the link to the event below.

  • Mining Working Group at CSocD60

    The Mining Working Group, in collaboration with VIVAT International, Sisters of Charity Federation and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, organized a side event at the 60th meeting of the Commission for Social Development. The event, “Divestment From Extractive Industries: Building Forward for Resilient and Sustainable Recovery & Implementing Inclusive Practices in line with 2030 Agenda,”…