The WBI Governance for Extractive Industries Program

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The World Bank Institute’s (WBI) Governance for Extractive Industries seeks to build collective capacity to monitor oil, gas and mining agreements. The program brings together key actors from the private sector, government, media and civil society to improve contract monitoring in target countries. Recent steps of the program have been undertaken in Ghana including: The… Read more »

The World Bank Group and the extractive industry sector

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The World Bank Group is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries. The World Bank is involved in the extractive industry sector in various ways. One primary objective is the transparent management of extractive industry revenues, to prevent corruption and increase the accountability of the extractive industry as well as governments. The… Read more »

The UN-EU Partnership on Natural Resources and Conflict Prevention

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Natural resource management is a growing source of conflicts globally. Resources at the heart of the conflicts may be renewable such as water, land or wildlife, or non-renewable, such as oil, gas, minerals and timber. If well managed, natural resources can contribute to the welfare of a country and its population and may support peace… Read more »

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

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In 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The UN Guiding Principles determines the global best practice for all States and businesses with regard to business and human rights. 31 principles constitute the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They outline the steps that… Read more »

The 2014 UN Security Council’s Resolution on the Democratic Republic of Congo

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In 2014, the UN Security Council renewed the arms embargo and related sanctions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It expressed the necessity that all neighbouring States take effective measures to ensure there is no support within or from their Territories to armed groups operating in eastern DRC. All internal or external financial, logistical… Read more »

The EU draft legislation on responsible sourcing of conflict minerals

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In March 2014, the European Commission presented a draft regulation issuing an EU voluntary self-certification scheme for EU importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold stemmed from conflict affected and high-risk areas. This regulation is not yet implemented. The new legislation has the purpose to prevent the trading of conflict minerals and… Read more »

The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi)

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ITRI is a non-profit organisation that represents the tin industry and is sponsored by its members who are principally miners and smelters. Its principal goal is to support use of tin and its industry in providing assistance through the iTSCi programme. The ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) is a… Read more »

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an international partnership of governments, companies and civil society. The objective of EITI is to improve the transparency and management of revenues generated by the extractive activities of natural resources, such as oil, gas and minerals. For this purpose EITI has established the EITI-Standard. Membership in EITI is… Read more »

The Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

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The Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of the Natural Resources (RINR), also known as the Protocol against the Illegal Exploitation of the Natural Resources, was adopted by the ICGLR members at the Lusaka Conference on 15 December 2010. The main aim of the so-called “Lusaka Declaration” is to develop a joint, regional approach to… Read more »

The ICGLR Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region

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The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is an inter-governmental organisation of the countries in the African Great Lakes Region. The organisation was established in order to promote peace, security and development at the regional level as it has been recognized that instability and conflicts in the African Great Lakes Region have a… Read more »