Iraqi to launch EITI at Baghdad Conference in January

Noori Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq has announced that Iraq will hold their EITI launch conference in Baghdad on 10-11 January 2010, with the intention of assisting the country to meet its EITI candidature requirements before the Oslo Board meeting in February.

The conference agenda will include discussing and approving a Work Plan, governance of the multi-stakeholder group, and confirmation of the nomination of civil society representatives.

Iraq announced that they intended to implement the EITI last year.

For more details contact Eddie Rich or for a request for an invitation, please contact the Iraq EITI National Secretary, Mr. Alaa El-Deen (ig@oil.gov.iq).