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[PDF] Lessons UNlearned: How the UN and Member States must do more to end natural resource-fuelled conflicts

Author: Global Witness, Published on: 1 January 2010

The will and the capacity of the United Nations...and Member States to deal with natural resource fuelled conflicts is weak. In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...civilians die on a daily basis because of a war that is stoked by the international trade in minerals. The conflict’s economic dimension and the identity of those fuelling it have been known for many years; yet increased awareness of the problem has not triggered effective action. When the UN Security Council passes resolutions concerning DRC – on targeted sanctions for example – Council members and other governments decline to implement them. Global Witness believes that these failings on the DRC reflect the lack of a coherent and committed international approach to tackling natural resource-fuelled conflicts. [refers to Afrimex, Arcelor-Mittal, China National Petroleum Corporation, Thaisarco (part of AMC Group)]

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Related companies: Afrimex AMC Group ArcelorMittal China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Thailand Smelting and Refining (part of AMC Group)