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17 December 2011

East Africa: ICGLR Moves to Control Conflict Minerals

Author: New Times [Rwanda]

Member states of the International Conference for the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) will start applying a 'Certificate of Origin' system as they step up efforts to control extraction and flow of 'conflict' minerals. All mineral exports from the region...

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17 October 2011

Will Fair Trade Diamonds Rise Again?

Author: Rob Bates, JCK

[T]rade, NGO types, and fair trade jewelry sellers convene[d]...for a day-long brainstorm on ways to market artisanal diamonds...An estimated 10 to 15 percent of the world’s diamonds...are unearthed by artisanal diggers, who work in dismal conditions,...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous...

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29 September 2011

India, Bangladesh & the Philippines lead the world in number of products made by child labourers according to US Dept. of Labor report

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29 September 2011

[PDF] U.S. Department of Labor's 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Author: US Dept. of Labor

This report contains information on the worst forms of child labor and efforts to eliminate this exploitation in 125 independent countries and a summary report on 19 nonindependent countries and territories...The report focuses exclusively on the worst...

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28 September 2011

The Kimberley Process: The Final Chapter?

Author: Rob Bats, JCK

We may be looking at the final chapter. The Kimberley Process certification scheme, once hailed as proof that governments, industries, and NGOs really can work together, seems to be disintegrating before our eyes...The immediate problem is that, after...

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21 September 2011
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Author: Boubacar Tamba, Sud Quotidien [Senegal]

Des représentants d’organisations non gouvernementales et de médias de onze pays africains francophones...suivent depuis le 5 Septembre dernier la première session de formation du programme du Centre d’excellence francophone sur la gouvernance des...

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19 July 2011

Uranium mines threaten African people and nature

Author: SOMO / WISE

The report describes how multinational uranium mining companies are generally not held accountable for their social and environmental performance at African operations...[Report covers 5 companies: AngloGold Ashanti, Areva and Rio Tinto provided a...

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8 March 2011
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Author: Jeune Afrique

Proposée en 2002 par le groupe d’ONG Publish What You Pay…et promue par le gouvernement britannique …à partir de 2003, l’ITIE recommande aux entreprises de publier ce qu’elles versent aux États. Et ces derniers sont tenus de faire de même sur ce qu’ils...

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8 March 2011

[PDF] From Resource Nationalism to John Ruggie’s Guidelines: The Changing Expectations of Mining Companies in West Africa and New Pathways to Successful Investments

Author: Macleod Dixon

Growing trend towards simplifying bureaucracy, increasing transparency...and considering the mineral value chain in socio-economic development...West African governments believe profits are not shared equitably in high price period...Engagement of...

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