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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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中国出台新准则,帮助矿产企业降低冲突和腐败风险,建立当地居民对企业的信心

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:34am
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全球见证的报告显示,供应链检查对避免企业为武装冲突提供资金至关重要 

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De nouvelles directives chinoises permettent aux sociétés minières de réduire les risques de conflit et de corruption et de bénéficier les communautés locales

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:27am
24th October 2014 Le rapport de Global Witness indique que le contrôle des chaînes d’approvisionnement est essentiel pour mettre un terme au financement des conflits Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

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Le rapport de Global Witness indique que le contrôle des chaînes d’approvisionnement est essentiel pour mettre un terme au financement des conflits

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New Chinese Guidelines offer mineral companies chance to reduce conflict, corruption risks and show value to host communities

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:17am
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Global Witness report says supply chain checks essential to stop conflict funding

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Azerbaijan must reverse civil society crackdowns to remain within landmark transparency scheme

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:33am
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The international board meeting of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) confirmed today that Azerbaijan was in breach of its requirements, by preventing civil society stakeholders from meeting, organising, accessing funds and speaking freely.  

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Global Witness welcomes appointment of anti-corruption champion Matthew Hancock

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:24am
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Global Witness welcomes the appointment of Matthew Hancock MP as the government’s new Anti-corruption Champion.

“It’s great news that the UK’s fight against global corruption has its own champion - it’s badly needed. Matthew Hancock’s to-do list is going to be a long one,” said Global Witness Executive Director Gavin Hayman.

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The Shell Starts to Crack: Real Owners of Myanmar's Oil and Gas Blocks Come Forward

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:33am
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To read press release in Myanmar language, click here

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Myanmar takes global lead on company ownership transparency

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:02am
9th October 2014 25 oil and gas companies in Myanmar have set a global precedent by publishing who their real owners are, said Global Witness in a new report published today. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

To read this press release in Myanmar language, click here

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Eyes on the Bad Guys: The Global Witness Challenge Fund Campaign

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am
9th October 2014 The Global Witness Challenge Fund campaign: For every £20 you give to Global Witness, the Open Society Foundations will add another £10. Include in Homepage Featured Items feed:  off

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) has shown its confidence in Global Witness and wants to help build a campaigning organisation that is deep-rooted, long-lasting and even more effective, with a strong infrastructure at its core. They have pledged a grant of £4.5 million to help Global Witness develop and strengthen over the next decade, but only if we match it by raising twice that amount. This is our challenge.

Former President of Nigeria and Member of the Africa Progress Panel supports Global Witness’ conflict minerals campaign

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:21am
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"Africa's minerals, precious stones and other commodities should have brought better lives for African people. But for decades these trades have funded and fuelled some of the continent's most brutal wars. More transparent trading is critical. This EU proposal is a landmark opportunity to break the link between minerals, modern consumer appliances, and violence. Companies must be required to have clear processes to ensure their mineral purchases support peace, justice, and growth," said Olusegun Obasanjo. 

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