where we work

All Countries and Regions

We have offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Brussels and China and work with partners across the world - from land and environmental defenders in Latin America to forest communities in Papua New Guinea - on our investigations and advocacy for change.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola

    Angola’s immense oil and diamond resources have fuelled conflict, environmental destruction, and high-level corruption. 

    In 1998 our seminal …

  • Azerbaijan
  • Brazil
  • Cambodia

    Global Witness' very first investigations exposed how the Khmer Rouge movement and the Phnom Penh government were gutting …

  • Central African Republic

    The control of natural resources by armed groups has been a major impediment to stability in the Central …

  • China
  • Congo-Brazzaville
  • D.R. Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
    Equatorial Guinea is one of the biggest producers of oil in Africa, but this wealth has enriched a …
  • European Union
  • Guinea
  • Guyana

    Press releases and statements about Global Witness's work in Guyana. 

  • Honduras

    The high-profile murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in 2016 was tragically not an isolated incident, in a …

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
    The ‘Kazakhgate’ scandal, in which Kazakhstan’s autocratic former president Nursultan Nazarbayev allegedly received bribes from foreign oil companies, …
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos

    Rising commercial interest from foreign agribusiness companies keen to cash in on arable land and cheap labour has …

  • Liberia
  • Libya

    The systemic mismanagement of Libya’s oil sector has effectively denied billions of dollars to its people, while Colonel …

  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia

    In 2013, as the Malaysian state of Sarawak was losing its rainforests faster than anywhere else on Earth, …

  • Myanmar
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria

    A decades-long oil boom has transformed Nigeria’s economy into the largest in Africa, yet hundreds of billions of …

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru

    The trade in illegal timber in Peru has furthered the exploitation of indigenous peoples’ land and resources, while …

  • Russia
  • South Sudan

    South Sudan is the world’s newest country and one of Africa’s biggest oil producers. Yet, as our investigations …

  • Sudan

    Our investigations have exposed the financial networks behind one of Sudan's most powerful militia and links between major …

  • The Philippines
  • Turkmenistan

    In 2006 we exposed how former president Saparmurat Niyazov controlled most of Turkmenistan’s earnings from gas in off-budget …

  • Uganda

    In 2006, oil was discovered in one of the most biodiverse regions in Uganda. There was a risk …

  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

    With the discovery of diamonds in the Marange region, Zimbabwe became one of the world’s leading diamond producers. …