Papua New Guinea fails to halt massive land and timber grab as delegation talks forest protection at Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit
As governments convene in Sydney, Australia for the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit, Global Witness is calling on the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) - home to the world’s third largest expanse of rainforest – to take action to protect its forests and the people who live in them from the largest land grab in modern history (1), covering around 12% of the country’s landmass.
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Leading members of US Congress call on President Obama to take action on mining, gas and oil sector management in Myanmar
As President Barack Obama returns to Myanmar, leading members of the US Congress call for the country's rulers to live up to their promises of reform by allowing citizens access to the information and freedom they need to hold the government and companies to account for the management of Myanmar's mineral, gas and oil riches.
Les efforts visant à rompre les liens entre les mines et le conflit dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont contrariés par la participation illégale de membres de l’armée congolaise au commerce minier, signale Global Witness quelques jours avant le début d'une conférence internationale sur les « minerais de conflit » à Kinshasa.
Efforts to break the links between mining and conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being thwarted by the illegal involvement of members of the Congolese army in the trade, warns Global Witness, days before a major international conference on ’conflict minerals’ in Kinshasa.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response to the points they raise can be read here.
On 27th October 2014, Global Witness released a report entitled 'Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal". The full text of Star Petroleum's response to the report can be read here. Our response the the points they raise can be read here.
For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014