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Third UNRMS Workshop


07 September 2022 11:00 - 13:00

United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) is a comprehensive, sustainable resource management system that supports the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNRMS is build with the United Nations Framework Classification for Resouces (UNFC) at the core. Sustainable resource management is defined as the total of policies, strategies, regulations, investments, operations and capabilities within the framework of public, public-private and civil society partnerships, and based on environmental-socio-economic viability and technical feasibility, which determine what, when and how resources are developed, produced, consumed, reused and recycled by the society. Sustainable resource management using UNRMS is intended for optimizing sustainable benefits to stakeholders within the people-planet-prosperity triad. 

  • Draft United Nations Resource Management System: Principles and Requirements is available here.
  • United Nations Resource Management System: An overview of concepts, objectives and requirements is available here.

The Third UNRMS Workshop will focus on UNRMS applications in "Resources as a Service" and "Critical Raw Materials Management."


The Workshop will discuss and share information on:

  • UNRMS simplified 
  • Progressing from UNFC to UNRMS
  • UNRMS "Resources as a Service" module 
  • UNRMS Critical Raw Materials Management module 
  • Management of secondary resources
  • UNRMS in strategic decision making
  • Case studies 
  • Q&A, Discussions


Please see the detailed draft programme here


Introduction to Workshop: UNRMS Status Overview Teresa Ponce de Leão,  Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal and Chair, UNRMS Sub-group, Expert Group on Resource Management  

UNRMS Simplified – Frances Wall, Exeter University, UK and Member UNRMS Sub-Group, Expert Group on Resource Management  

Progressing from UNFC to UNRMS, Sigurd Heiberg, Chair, Commercial Working Group, Expert Group on Resource Management  

UNRMS Resource as a Service module – Julian Hilton, Aleff Group, UK and Chair SDG Delivery WG, Expert Group on Resource Management   

Critical Raw Materials Management – Simon Michaux, GTK, Finland and Expert Group on Resource Management 

CRM Secondary resource management - Ulrich Kral, Austrian Environment Agency and Chair, Anthropogenic Resources Working Group,  Expert Group on Resource Management 

UNRMS for policymakers – Bob Felix, Expert, African Union and Member UNRMS Sub-Group, Expert Group on Resource Management