Agreements between Companies and Indigenous Communities
From SDG Academy on 20 August, 2019
In this chapter, Deanna Kemp discusses company community agreements between mining companies and local communities, which are increasingly used as a mechanism to shape the conditions for resource extraction and can contribute to sustainable development outcomes, specifically with indigenous communities. She mentions the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the International Labor Organizations Convention 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples, as well as the notion of Free Prior and Informed Consent. Good practice principles identified for these agreements also include leveling the playing field, broad-based community support, managing the relationship, and implementation support, among others.