The 62nd session of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the subject of 'Strengthening Transparency in Industries'. The resolution gives strong backing to the EITI by noting that EITI implementing countries' efforts to strengthen transparency.
The resolution, that was passed unanimously 11 September 2008, emphasises that transparency and accountability should be embraced and promoted by all its member states.
Nicholas Garrett, German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, September 21st 2008.
This research report explores possible synergies and scope for collaboration between the German Government's "Certified Trading Chains in Mineral Production" (CTC) project and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Both initiatives seek to increase transparency in the extractive industries. The report highlights how the two initiatives could collaborate and also identifies possible overlaps. Additionally,
This article analyses the role of the sovereignty principle for the oil industry and the implication this relationship has for development in Africa. It also looks at the transnational social movements around the exploitation of natural resources, comparing Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara. The main hypothesis is that international norms of self-determination and those developed for non-autonomous people in Western Sahara,
27 May 2008, Madrid, Spain
This EITI Report covers Ghana's extractive sector in 2005. It was published in April 2008.
Removing a Roadblock to Development: Transparency International Mobilizes Coalitions Against Corruption
The author of the article is Peter Eigen, former Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. He is also the founder of Transparency International and the chair of its Advisory Council.
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This EITI Report covers Gabon's extractive sector in 2006. It was published in March 2008.
Brandtzæg, Pöyry, Wenping, Nwoke, Eriksson and Agbu, Research Report 2008-014
This report is authored by researchers from the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Econ Pöyry (Econ). The purpose of this report is to present Chinese and Norwegian government and company perspectives on risks associated with operating in Nigeria, with a focus on the petroleum sector.