US Lawmakers heard from extractive industry experts at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, 25 October 2007 to discuss the debilitating impacts of the “resource curse” and policy measures that the US Congress can adopt to address it. PWYP USA has issued a report from this hearing, enclosed here.
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The minutes are now finalised and available here.
[img_assist|nid=257|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=63]At the 2007 G8 Summit in Heiligendamm the Heads of State and Government welcomed the proposal of the German government to host an international conference on Transparency in the Extractive Sector.
The report from the regional EITI workshop held in Chad on August 24-25 2007, is now available.
EITI Chairman, Dr. Peter Eigen, Chair of Transparency International, Huguette Labelle, and representatives from Transparency International (Indonesia) met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 29 October, 2007 at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.