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Putting people in charge of their forests: Stories from communities taking a stand

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:52am
3rd October 2014 Putting people in charge of their forests: Stories from communities taking a stand Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Conflict Minerals: Stop the EU supporting a deadly trade (infographic)

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 6:12am
24th September 2014 A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are bringing billions of euros worth of minerals into Europe without having to disclose if their purchases finance armed groups or human rights violations in countries ravaged by conflict. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

Papua New Guinea fails to halt massive land and timber grab as delegation talks forest protection at Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:38pm
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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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Executive Director Vacancy

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:32am
6th November 2014 Global Witness is seeking an Executive Director to run the organisation and its pioneering investigations and campaigns. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

Global Witness is seeking an Executive Director to run the organisation and its pioneering investigations and campaigns.

See here for more information: http://www.globalwitness.org/about-us/jobs/executive-director

David Attenborough joins campaign to protect Africa’s oldest national park from oil interests

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:21am
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Filmmaker joins Tutu and Branson in speaking out as DiCaprio-backed film launches

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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

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:16pm
2nd November 2014 Ahead of US President Obama's return visit to Myanmar, leading members of US Congress call for local people to be given the information and freedom they need to hold their government and companies to account for the management of the country's mineral, gas and oil riches. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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. 

Congo Kinshasa: les réformes du commerce de minerais sapées par l’impunité dans l’armée

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 9:06am
31st October 2014 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. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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.

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Congo mineral trade reforms undercut by impunity within the army

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:56am
31st October 2014 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, on the eve of a major international conference on ’conflict minerals’ in Kinshasa. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

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.

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Correspondence between Global Witness and Star Petroleum

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:54am
30th October 2014 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". Star Petroleum's response to the report, and our response to the points they raise can be read here. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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. 

Correspondence between Global Witness and Star Petroleum

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:54am
30th October 2014 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". Star Petroleum's response to the report, and our response the the points they raise can be read here. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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. 

Will Star Shine for South Sudan? Scrutinising South Sudan's first post-independence oil deal

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:37am
27th October 2014 South Sudan’s first post-independence oil deal is high-risk and in urgent need of further scrutiny, according to a new Global Witness report, released today. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

For immediate release: 27 Oct 2014

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