Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
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Author: Edward Ssekika, in Oil in Uganda
"How presidential candidates plan to manage oil and mining resources"...
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Uganda: Civil society groups petition govt. to join Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative as columnist says secrecy could undermine locals' benefit from oil revenue
Civil society organisations including Global Rights Alert, Transparency International & ActionAid Uganda have launched an online petition calling on government to ensure transparency in managing oil revenue by joining the Extractive Industries...
Author: Lumière, Synergie et Développement (LSD), le Centre pour le Contrôle Démocratique des Forces Armées de Genève (DCAF)
"Réglementation des entreprises de sécurité privées (ESP): augmenter et promouvoir l'engagement de la société civile. Atelier de travail avec les OSC Ouest africaines", 5 janvier 2016...
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Tanzania among world's poorest despite its Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative report revealing abundant natural resources
Author: Daily News (Tanzania)
"Dar keen on transparency in mining, gas deals"...
EITI is a tool to optimize the benefits of natural resources exploitation through transparency and accountability says Burkina Faso’s National Secretariat Comms Officer
Author: Kimsegninga Savadogo, Burkina Faso’s National Secretariat Comms Officer
"Burkina Faso injects EITI therapy into its mining sector", 3 December 2015...
Latin America: Civil society calls on UN Working Group to focus on community consultations, extraterritorial obligations, criminalisation of social protest & transparency of extractives
Author: Due Process of Law Foundation, Oxfam Latin America & Caribbean, IBIS Education & Development, Intl. Platform Against Impunity, Red Latinoamericana sobre las Industrias Extractivas (RLIE), Grupo de Financamiento Climático LAC, Centro de Acción Legal - Ambiental y Social de Guatemala (CALAS), Andean Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations (CAOI)
"Letter from the civil society of the Americas to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights", Nov 2015...
UN Forum Series Blog: Rhetoric of corporate responsibility is not enough: Corporations must walk the walk, not just talk the talk
Author: Katie Redford, EarthRights International
Fundamentally, most corporate managers still believe that human rights compliance is – and should be – strictly voluntary: something to take into account after they’ve made their quarterly earnings projections and have time and money left over for...
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Nigeria: Recommendations of extractives conference include calls for increased accountability, protection of communities
Author: Business Ghana
'SITEI 2015 produces communique to chart a course for the sustainable development...', 24 Nov 2015:…[N]ational leaders, public sector officials…private sector…and civil society representatives at[tended] the 4th Sustainability in the Extractive...