The second biannual meeting for 2017 of the International Resource Panel and its Steering Committee will take place in Lima, Peru, in November. The core objectives of the meeting will be to review and approve the development and publication of scientific assessment reports, and to discuss and approve the strategy and priority research areas for the Panel's 2018-2021 work programme. There will also be a reception on 21 November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Resource Panel and a Regional Policy Event entitled "Natural Resources and Proposity: Scientific Policy Options in Latin America and the Caribbean" on 23-24 November.