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3 August 2012

[video] Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Conflict Minerals webinar

Author: Maplecroft & UN Global Compact

[On August 3, 2012, the UN Global Compact and Maplecroft co-hosted the Conflict Minerals webinar, with the support of the GE Foundation. The webinar examined the risks posed by conflict minerals to multi-national corporations and featured speakers...

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11 May 2010
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Author: Faustin Kuediasala, Le Potentiel [Rép. dém. du Congo]

Le projet pilote sur la protection des minerais dans l'Est de la RDC a été, rapporte Radio Okapi sur son site Internet, lancé officiellement le vendredi 7 mai à Goma...Selon les responsables de l'« Initiative d'ITRI pour la chaîne d'approvisionnement...

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1 February 2010

Born free and equal [subscription required]

Author: Nathan Skinner, StrategicRisk

…In order to avoid unwanted attention, businesses need to be aware of their moral and legal responsibilities…In the pursuit of resources or cheaper production costs, transnational corporations have set up operations in countries with repressive...

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1 January 2010

Global Witness report accuses international community of ignoring role of natural resources in fuelling conflicts

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1 January 2010

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

Author: Global Witness

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...

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16 February 2009
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Author: Global Witness

À la veille de la Conférence mondiale de la téléphonie mobile, qui débutera à Barcelone...Global Witness demande aux fabricants de téléphones portables de soumettre leurs chaînes d’approvisionnement à un audit complet afin d’exclure les minerais qui...

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16 February 2009

[PDF] Metals in mobile phones help finance Congo atrocities - Annual industry meeting highlights need for due diligence on supplies

Author: Global Witness

As the Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona...Global Witness is calling on mobile phone manufacturers to audit their supply chains in order to exclude minerals financing the armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There is a direct...

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16 February 2009

Global Witness calls for supply chain audit in telecoms industry to exclude metals which finance conflict in DRC

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