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Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada call on the US government to enforce diamond law Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada call on the US government to take swift action to implement recommendations in a... read more
The United Nations Security Council has voted not to renew sanctions on the Liberian timber industry despite insufficient progress by the Government of Liberia in meeting the criteria set out in Resolution 1521 (2003... read more
As elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) approach, today Global Witness called on donor governments to do more to promote broad reforms in the DRC’s diamond sector. Global Witness’s recommendations,... read more
Arms dealer and timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven found guilty of breaking a UN arms embargo on Liberia after Global Witness investigations catalysed Dutch prosecution. In The Hague today, Dutch arms and timber trader... read more
The diamond industry is failing to deliver on its promises to keep conflict diamonds out of the legitimate trade and appears more worried about heading off bad publicity from the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film, The... read more
United Nations sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber should not be lifted until the government has gained full control over these resources, Global Witness said in a new report released today. “Under the... read more
The critical role of the timber industry in helping to finance the brutal wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone will be under the international spotlight for the next three weeks. On 24th April 2006, Dutch timber baron Gus... read more
Global Witness warmly welcomes the news that the Royal Television Society granted its International News Award to Channel 4 foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller for his report on the Democratic Republic of... read more
DR Congo: End Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources Government must act on Parliamentary Commission’s Recommendations (London, February 21, 2006) - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo must act... read more
Open statement to United Nations Security Council members calling for the imposition of sanctions on diamond exports from Côte d’Ivoire 12 December 2005 - As the United Nations Security Council meets to review the... read more
Press Release, 15 November 2005 Kimberley Process[i] Falls Short in Combating Conflict Diamonds Weak government controls are failing to stop diamonds from fuelling conflict, according to a new report by Global Witness... read more
Heads of State are currently gathering in New York to discuss reform of the United Nations as set out in Kofi Annan’s report “In Larger Freedom”. Amongst the many critical issues facing the United Nations is that of... read more
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE BEGINS New Approach to Africa’s Diamond Problems The founders of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), who comprise a cross section of industry, NGOs and the donor community, today... read more
Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada call on the US government to enforce diamond law Global Witness and Partnership Africa Canada call on the US government to take swift action to implement recommendations in a... read more
The United Nations Security Council has voted not to renew sanctions on the Liberian timber industry despite insufficient progress by the Government of Liberia in meeting the criteria set out in Resolution 1521 (2003... read more
As elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) approach, today Global Witness called on donor governments to do more to promote broad reforms in the DRC’s diamond sector. Global Witness’s recommendations,... read more
Arms dealer and timber trader Guus Kouwenhoven found guilty of breaking a UN arms embargo on Liberia after Global Witness investigations catalysed Dutch prosecution. In The Hague today, Dutch arms and timber trader... read more
The diamond industry is failing to deliver on its promises to keep conflict diamonds out of the legitimate trade and appears more worried about heading off bad publicity from the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio film, The... read more
United Nations sanctions on Liberian diamonds and timber should not be lifted until the government has gained full control over these resources, Global Witness said in a new report released today. “Under the... read more
The critical role of the timber industry in helping to finance the brutal wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone will be under the international spotlight for the next three weeks. On 24th April 2006, Dutch timber baron Gus... read more
Global Witness warmly welcomes the news that the Royal Television Society granted its International News Award to Channel 4 foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller for his report on the Democratic Republic of... read more
DR Congo: End Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources Government must act on Parliamentary Commission’s Recommendations (London, February 21, 2006) - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo must act... read more
Open statement to United Nations Security Council members calling for the imposition of sanctions on diamond exports from Côte d’Ivoire 12 December 2005 - As the United Nations Security Council meets to review the... read more
Press Release, 15 November 2005 Kimberley Process[i] Falls Short in Combating Conflict Diamonds Weak government controls are failing to stop diamonds from fuelling conflict, according to a new report by Global Witness... read more
Heads of State are currently gathering in New York to discuss reform of the United Nations as set out in Kofi Annan’s report “In Larger Freedom”. Amongst the many critical issues facing the United Nations is that of... read more
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE BEGINS New Approach to Africa’s Diamond Problems The founders of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), who comprise a cross section of industry, NGOs and the donor community, today... read more
Click here to read the report. Global Witness and Integrity Watch Afghanistan today called on the Afghan government – and candidates in the country’s Presidential election – to commit to stronger protections against... read more
According to a former partner at Ernst & Young, the global accountancy firm turned a blind eye when a report of major audit failures at Dubai’s biggest gold refinery went unpublished. A Global Witness report... read more
War and the militarisation of mining in eastern congo - a report by Global Witness July 2009   Read the report   Press Release and Audio   Press Release - Global Witness uncovers foreign companies’ links... read more
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