Vancouver, Canada (March 18, 2014) –This year’s TED Prize winner – Charmian Gooch of Global Witness – has announced that she will use the prestigious million-dollar award “to make it impossible for criminals and corrupt dictators to hide behind anonymous companies.” The announcement was made live and online from the TED stage in Vancouver, with support from leading members of the business, political, law enforcement and campaigning community.
Plainte avec constitution de partie civile déposée en France contre DLH pour commerce de bois illégal provenant du Libéria
Complaint accuses international timber company DLH of trading illegal timber and funding Liberian war
NGOs welcome Liberian President's commitment to stop British palm oil company "taking" community land
Global Witness and Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) today welcome the commitment by the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to make any expansion by the British palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil (EPO) onto Jogbahn Clan land dependent on the approval of the communities affected.(1)
NGOs welcome landmark indictments of Liberian government officials attached to illegal logging scandal
Groups welcome government move but also call for prosecution of all officials and companies involved
La proposition législative européenne ne permettra pas de bannir d’Europe les ressources naturelles qui alimentent les conflits, avertissent les ONG
Global Witness receives two prestigious awards: The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the TED Prize
Global Witness is delighted and honored to announce that it is the recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and the TED Prize. The awards, announced today in a joint statement from Skoll and TED, are being given in recognition of the organisation’s “extraordinary innovation in disrupting an unjust and unsustainable status quo” (Skoll), and “its bold and creative vision to spark global change” (TED).
Submission to the Chinese State Forest Administration regarding the forthcoming Timber Trade and Investment Guideline
The last two decades have seen China’s rapid emergence as a global leader within the international timber trade – as an importer, manufacturer, consumer and exporter of a wide range of wood products, as well as an investor in forest industries around the world.
EU Commission should heed parliament’s call for strong EU regulation on conflict resources, campaigners say
Campaigners welcomed the passage yesterday of a European Parliament report on ‘promoting development through responsible business practices’. The report, drafted by Green MEP Judith Sargentini, calls for binding EU rules that ensure that all companies operating in the EU, using or trading minerals sourced from conflict-affected areas, check their supply chains to reduce the risk of conflict financing and human rights abuses.