As we approach half-way through 2010, it is proving to be as momentous for the EITI as expected. Although most of the 22 first EITI countries did not complete the validation of their EITI processes by their deadlines, eyes are now turned towards those granted short extensions to complete by September.
At the Iraq Compact Review Conference 29 May 2008, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih said: "The Government has also committed to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)." Jonas Moberg, Head of the EITI International Secretariat, welcomed Iraq's commitment to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and ma
The Government of Iraq has formally committed to implement the EITI making it the single largest country in terms of proven oil reserves (11% of world’s resources) to do so.
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.
BAGHDAD, 10 JANUARY 2010. Noori Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq today announced Iraq’s plans to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at the Iraqi EITI launch conference in Baghdad. Iraq plans to become an EITI Candidate country in February.