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GOXI's Blog – July 2010 Archive (8)

UK government taken to court over conflict minerals

Global Witness, the human rights and inflict minerals campaign group, has accused the UK government of acting unlawfully by refusing to put forward companies trading in ‘conflict minerals’ from the Democratic

Republic of the Congo (DRC) for United Nations sanctions.



The organisation made the accusation as it made an application to the UK High Court for judicial review on July 26.

Global Witness says that several UK companies were known to be trading in…

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Added by GOXI on July 31, 2010 at 17:41 — No Comments

Paul Collier on Afghanistan's mineral wealth

In Afghanistan, a Threat of Plunder



THE news that Afghanistan has $1 trillion in unmined mineral deposits has been met with some pessimism. Now, it is said, the country will be transformed from its present condition into the

next Congo, whose new wealth from gold, copper and other minerals…

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Added by GOXI on July 20, 2010 at 16:27 — No Comments

Analytical Framework: The Challenge of Mineral Wealth

A study by The World Bank, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), and UNCTAD (Commodities Branch) on using resource endowments to foster sustainable development.

1347REAnalyticalFramework.pdf

Added by GOXI on July 19, 2010 at 21:55 — No Comments

How to Integrate Women in Mining

The IFC report is available at http://bit.ly/cV5Frv

Added by GOXI on July 16, 2010 at 23:24 — No Comments

U.S. SENATE ADOPTS MEASURE TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY IN OIL, GAS AND MINING INDUSTRIES

Below is the full text of the press release. PDF is attached.



Washington, DC – With passage of the Wall Street Reform Conference Report, the Senate has approved a measure, authored by U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Lugar (R-IN), to increase transparency in the oil, gas and mining industries. The Cardin-Lugar Energy Security Through Transparency (ESTT) provision will add stability to markets through greater information and predictability and help protect… Continue

Added by GOXI on July 16, 2010 at 4:41 — No Comments

Newmont Favours Contract Transparency

- The following was taken from Allafrica.com



- The original Public Agenda story is also attached as a PDF



President John Evans Atta Mills' directive that all current and future agreements with companies to develop the nation's extractive resources be made public may never be followed through because legal advisors to the State have a contrary view.



According to Ms Ama Jantuah Bamful, Chief State Attorney, emphasis should not be placed on… Continue

Added by GOXI on July 14, 2010 at 22:22 — No Comments

GOXI Monthly Update - June

First, WHAT IS GOXI?



- It’s a noun (as in the name of a place): www.GOXI.org . The citizens, GOXIans, are known for their passion for and dedication to improving the governance of extractive industries to maximize sustainable development impact for citizens.



-It’s an adjective: A news story, picture, blog, video, document that is worthy of sharing on GOXI. E.g. This story that I just read on The Post’s website is very… Continue

Added by GOXI on July 9, 2010 at 4:26 — No Comments

About GOXI

This document can be downloaded: VISION & ABOUT GOXI.pdf



VISION

The development of natural resources is complex, but, if well managed, has the potential to support long term development in resource-rich countries. However, it is clear that poor choices about how resources are developed lead to poor development… Continue

Added by GOXI on July 7, 2010 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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