The 2019 EITI Global Conference was hosted by the Government of France at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, on 18-19 June.
Worldwide, trust in government is under strain. A perceived lack of progress in tackling corruption, tax evasion and illicit financial flows are contributing to the rise of populism and economic nationalism. The impact of the oil, gas and mining industries is often a focal point of public concern and potential source of conflict. As a high-level forum on extractives governance, the EITI Global Conference provides a unique opportunity to reinforce the importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue and openness in addressing these challenges.
The 2019 EITI Global Conference provided an opportunity for heads of state, civil society activists and industry leaders to discuss emerging trends and best practices in the good governance of natural resources. It addressed the use of multi-stakeholder approaches to governance in a polarised world, and examined the role of the EITI in the good management of the extractives sector, notably in growing domestic resources, tackling corruption, increasing investment and enabling civic space. The programme was centered around various themes such as beneficial ownership transparency, strengthening government systems through the EITI and scaling up the use of data generated by the EITI.
The EITI Members' Meeting, composed of representatives of implementing countries, supporting countries, civil society organisations, industry and institutional investors, was held ahead of the conference on 17 June to confirm Helen Clark EITI Chair and to appoint the 2019-2021 EITI Board.
Learn more at eiti.org/conference/2019-paris.