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NAP in ASGM quick start guideNational Action Plan Quick Start Guide
October 2015


Field Health Education Flip Chart
March 2015      

French version



Retort Guide: Using Retorts to Reduce Mercury Use, Emissions, and Exposures in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Practical Guide
March 2015


Health Manual: Health Issues in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining -- Training for Health Professionals
March 2015      

French version



What is legal? Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining in Colombia


Addressing Forced Labor in Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM)


Technical GuidanceReducing Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining: A Practical Guide
June 2012            

French version            
Spanish version



Analysis of formalization approaches in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector
June 2012


Case Studies: Ecuador    Peru    Tanzania    Uganda    Mongolia    Compendium of Case Studies


Environment for Development Perspectives: Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold mining
August 2011



UNEP Guidance Document: Developing a National Strategic Plan to Reduce Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining
July 2011

English version
French version
Spanish version


US Environmental Protection Agency Mercury Capture System brochure
June 2011

English version
French version


The Price of Gold: Mercury Use and Current Issues in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in the Philippines
March 2011


SAICM QSP - Regional Strategic Planning Projects in South East Asia and South America


Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard for Gold from Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, including associated precious metals
March 2010


Fairmined® gold and mercury use by artisanal miners? ARM’s position: no contradiction


Squeezing gold from a stone: How to Reduce Toxic Health Risks and Pollution Caused by Mercury Use in the Small-Scale & Artisanal Gold Mining Sector
November 2009


Technology demonstration for reducing mercury emissions from small-scale gold refining facilities. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of International Affairs
February 2008


Strengthening Surinamese involvement in activities related to Mercury pollution in Suriname
January 2008


UNIDO Technical Guidelines on Mercury Management in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining,
April 2008


First Report on the Reduction of Mercury Emissions Through Appropriate Technologies
Training: Training Phase 1 - Train the Trainers

January 2007 - Kedougou, Senegal

French version


Comparison of Different Gold Recovery Methods with regard to Pollution Control and Efficiency
December 2006


Protocols for Environmental and Health Assessment of Mercury Released by Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Miners
An output of the UNIDO Global Mercury Project, 2004