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.
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.
Countries’ efforts to meet the deadlines have led to an unprecedented level of activity to improve transparency in the extractives sector. In the past 12 months,
In recognition of their progress in implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has concluded that Kazakhstan the Democratic Republic of Congo Mali Mauritania Niger Peru are Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”. This was announced following the meeting of the EITI Board in Brussels 13-14 December 2010.
In October 2011, Mauritania published its fourth EITI Report disclosing the revenues from mining and oil companies for 2009. The government reported receiving US$191 million from the oil, gas and mining sectors, and companies reported paying US$195 million. The mining sector continues to grow steadily. The country is Africa's second largest producer of iron ore. Exports of iron ore, gold and copper accounted for 64 % of total exports in 2009.
EITI Chair Clare Short visited Mauritania from 1-3 October at the invitation of the Mauritanian government. During her visit, she met with His Excellency President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the Oil and Energy Minister Taleb Ould Abdivall. She also held discussions with other high level government officials and members of the national EITI multi-stakeholder group, including representatives from civil society, companies and parliamentarians.
Peru and Mauritania were this week found to be in compliance with the EITI standard. The EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) is the global standard that ensures accountability and transparency of the revenues from a country’s extractive sector. The international EITI Board announced that the two countries have been accepted as “EITI Compliant” at its meeting at Wiston House in the United Kingdom.
Gabon 'delisted'. Sierra Leone, Mauritania and Yemen 'suspended'.
The EITI is pleased to welcome Kinross as the an EITI Supporting Company. Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Ghana, Mauritania, Russia and the United States, employing approximately 7,500 people worldwide.
Demande de proposition: N03/CPMPS.Souv/2014
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EITI Report recommends more disclosure of contracts.