BERLIN, 16 APRIL 2010. The Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the international standard for improved transparency in countries’ natural resource sector, met in Berlin 15-16 April. The Board discussed the request of 17 of the 32 countries currently implementing the EITI to extend their deadline for completing EITI Validation. In addition, Sao Tome and Principe had applied to voluntarily suspend their EITI Candidate status.
The Board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) is meeting 19-20 October in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, to discuss the status of the countries Cameroon Gabon Ghana Kyrgyzstan Mongolia and Nigeria. These six countries are currently recognised as 'Candidate countries' to the international transparency standard for oil, gas and mining sectors. They have completed EITI Validation,
Cameroon, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria designated as EITI Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”
In recognition of their progress in implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has decided that Cameroon Gabon Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria are Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”. This was announced following the meeting of the EITI Board in Dar-es-Salaam 19-20 October.
These countries have completed EITI Validation, and the Board congratulated the government,
Implementers from 11 countries met to share experiences from their EITI.
Gabon 'delisted'. Sierra Leone, Mauritania and Yemen 'suspended'.