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TED Prize Winner Charmian Gooch Announces Global Campaign to Abolish Anonymous Companies

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:34am
18th March 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.” Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

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.

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Plainte avec constitution de partie civile déposée en France contre DLH pour commerce de bois illégal provenant du Libéria

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:09am
13th March 2014 Sherpa, Global Witness, Greenpeace France et l’ONG libérienne Green Advocates ont déposé aujourd’hui devant Madame le Doyen des Juges d’instruction près le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Montpellier une plainte visant la branche française de l’entreprise DLH (“Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman”), l’un des plus importants marchands de bois et produits ligneux du monde. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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Complaint accuses international timber company DLH of trading illegal timber and funding Liberian war

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:58pm
13th March 2014 Sherpa, Global Witness, Greenpeace France and Liberian NGO Green Advocates have today filed a legal complaint before the Senior Magistrate of the Regional Court of Montpellier against the French arm of Danish timber giant Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman (DLH). Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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NGOs welcome Liberian President's commitment to stop British palm oil company "taking" community land

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:20am
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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)

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Kazakhmys response over ownership of smelter

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:56pm
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全球见证分别荣获TED和斯科尔基金会的年度百万奖项

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:06pm
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TED和斯科尔基金会分别在今天宣布了其年度奖项的获奖名单,全球见证非常荣幸能获得这两个组织颁发的逾百万美元奖金的奖项。

TED将奖项授予全球见证创始人兼总监之一的查尔米恩·古奇,斯科尔公益创业奖则将奖项授予全球见证组织及其三位联合创始人兼总监——帕特里克·阿利、查尔米恩·古奇和西蒙·泰勒。 

 TED是一个致力于传播有价值思想的非营利组织,其年度大奖授予那些用大胆、创新的想法去影响世界的杰出个人。该奖项调动整个TED社区的资源,为能够激励世界的创想提供100万美元的资金支持。

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NGOs welcome landmark indictments of Liberian government officials attached to illegal logging scandal

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:44am
7th March 2014 Criminal indictments issued by the Liberian Government against eight former officials for their role in an illegal logging scandal which saw almost a quarter of the country given away in secret forestry concessions, represent a huge step forward in the country’s fight against natural resource crime, said Global Witness, Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) and Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) today. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

Groups welcome government move but also call for prosecution of all officials and companies involved

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案例分析:越南企业与国际金融家如何造成柬埔寨和老挝的圈地危机

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 7:35am
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2013年5月,全球见证组织发布一份报告,着重指出大规模的土地出让和非法伐木给环境、社会和治理带来的负面影响。这份报告名为《橡胶大亨:越南企业与国际金融家如何造成柬埔寨和老挝的圈地危机》[1],记录了越南的两家大型橡胶企业——越南橡胶集团(VRG)和黄安嘉莱(HAGL)——以及柬老两国政府长期以来如何罔顾有关法规,给社会治理、当地社区和森林多样性造成破坏性的后果。

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La proposition législative européenne ne permettra pas de bannir d’Europe les ressources naturelles qui alimentent les conflits, avertissent les ONG

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 9:50am
5th March 2014 Selon plusieurs organisations de la société civile, la proposition législative de la Commission européenne relative à l’approvisionnement responsable en minerais provenant de zones de conflit n’est pas suffisamment stricte pour garantir que les entreprises européennes, qui achètent ces minerais, ne participent pas au financement de conflits ou de violations des droits humains. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:57am
5th March 2014 EU conflict minerals law published today not strong enough to prevent companies’ mineral purchases from financing conflict or human rights abuses and falls far short of expectations, warn campaigners. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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Global Witness receives two prestigious awards: The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and the TED Prize

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 8:27am
5th March 2014 Global Witness is delighted and honored to announce that it is the recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and the TED Prize. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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).

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打击非法木材国际贸易,中国将如何行动?

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:43am
27th February 2014 Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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2月20-21日,中国黑龙江省的中俄边境城市绥芬河召开了“推动合法和可持续中俄木材贸易国际研讨会”。这是首次由中国政府部门举办的讨论非法木材国际贸易议题的会议,显示出中国政府在这个由中国、美国、欧盟和日本起引领作用的议题上的意识及决心的提升,同时也让会议参与各方进一步思考:中国政府接下来将采取什么具体措施来防止非法木材进入中国市场?

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就即将出台的《中国境外林产品贸易与投资指南》 致国家林业局的建议

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:16am
27th January 2014 Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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过去的二十年间,中国在国际木材交易市场上异军突起,不仅成为全球各类木制品重要的进口国、加工国、消费国、出口国,而且还是世界重要的林业投资国。

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Submission to the Chinese State Forest Administration regarding the forthcoming Timber Trade and Investment Guideline

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:08am
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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.

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EU Commission should heed parliament’s call for strong EU regulation on conflict resources, campaigners say

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:04am
27th February 2014 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. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  Include in Homepage Featured Items feed

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.

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