Minister of Mines: EITI will ensure real and verifiable information about the extractive sector.
LAC countries in 2013 seem readier than ever to embrace the EITI, writes EITI's Francisco Paris.
How transparency can enable a culture of dialogue and trust.
The EITI third regional conference in the Americas marks a new era for EITI in the region.
Companies, government and civil society work together in Colombia to embed transparent management of the sector.
Governments, companies and civil society in the Americas are using the EITI Standard to address difficult questions.
Colombia reaffirms its commitment to the EITI.
Thursday 9 March 2017 – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos met the EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt in Bogota. Speaking on his government’s commitment to the EITI, President Santos said:
“The EITI is important for us and we are keen to learn from EITI and adopt state of the art on transparency practices and good governance of the oil, gas and mining sector”.
Five EITI countries (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru) from Latin America gathered in Bogota on 26-27 September 2016 for preparing to submit the beneficial ownership roadmap as required in the 2016 EITI Standard. Participants came from each country multi-stakeholder groups (MSG), national secretariat, government officials from agencies responsible for company registration and civil society organizations.
On 7 March 2017, the EITI organised the round table “EITI beneficial ownership disclosure in Latin America” with support of DFID (UK) and the German Cooperation GIZ. The objective of the meeting was to review advances and challenges of implementing the beneficial ownership (BO) disclosure in the Latin American extractive sector. Representatives from EITI countries: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico,