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20 June 2003

Will Angola finally publish its oil accounts?

Author: Global Witness

Not before time, the Angolan Government appears to have made a clear and unambiguous commitment to account for all its oil revenues, which constitute about 90% of the state’s money.

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17 June 2003

Save the Children demands end to ‘resource curse’ on world's poorest children

Author: Save the Children

Save the Children...is calling on governments and company leaders to seize the opportunity to increase financial transparency...With the spiralling situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo providing a tragic example, Save the Children’s new...

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12 June 2003

Chemicals of concern named and shamed [UK]

Author: Friends of the Earth

Many of the 105 substances listed can be found in consumer products such as cosmetics, food products, plastics, TVs and fabrics.

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8 June 2003

Donors push for transparency in Asian Development Bank operations

Author: P. Parameswaran, AFP

Donor countries are pushing for greater transparency and accountability in the operations of a multi-million-dollar poverty-busting fund under the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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7 June 2003

Striking It Poor: Oil as a Curse

Author: Daphne Eviatar, New York Times

...now a draft of a report commissioned by the bank [World Bank] itself has essentially concluded that the bank's previous efforts to promote such projects in poor countries has done more harm than good...Ms. Thomas, a political economist at the...

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3 June 2003

Collective NGO Analysis of the Equator Principles

Author: Rainforest Action Network, Friends of the Earth USA, Friends of the Earth UK, World Wildlife Fund UK, Amazon Watch, Berne Declaration, Urgewald, Campagna Reforma el Banco Mundial

we applaud the efforts of leading banks to grapple with these critical issues... The EPs [Equator Principles] are consistent with, but fall far short of, the vision elaborated in the Collevecchio Declaration. NGOs are not endorsing the EPs, nor do we...

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3 June 2003

First-Ever Banking Principles Won’t Protect Environment or Human Rights, Groups Say - World’s Biggest Banks React to Global NGO Pressure With "Equator Principles" - Groups View Principles as Deeply Flawed, But Are Heartened by Movement by Big Banks

Author: Rainforest Action Network

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2 June 2003

G8 Must Follow Declaration on Oil and Mining Transparency With Action

Author: Publish What You Pay coalition

The Publish What You Pay (PWYP) international coalition of NGOs welcomes the G8’s first specific statement on the importance of transparency of natural resource revenues...However, the G8 governments have committed to piloting a voluntary approach to...

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2 June 2003

G8 seek to attack corruption in energy, mining

Author: Reuters

The Group of Eight...urged greater openness over the cash paid to governments for energy drilling and mining rights to help fight corruption. But the initiative...was limited only to encouraging governments and companies to voluntarily disclose such...

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2 June 2003

G8 urges oil & mining cos. to voluntarily disclose payments to governments

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