The report from the regional EITI workshop held in Chad on August 24-25 2007, is now available.
EITI Chairman, Dr. Peter Eigen, Chair of Transparency International, Huguette Labelle, and representatives from Transparency International (Indonesia) met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 29 October, 2007 at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta. The President was joined by a delegation of high-level officials, including the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, the Attorney General and the National Chief of Police.
Liberia celebrated the launch of its Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Liberia (LEITI) at Monrovia City Hall on July 10th. The event was presided over by Liberia’s President, her Excellency Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who formally launched the LEITI. Statements were also made by several Cabinet Ministers, other government representatives, civil society, the private sector, and international development partners including the African Development Bank.
EITI Chairman, Dr.Peter Eigen will meet Indonesian authorities and executives at Pertamina. He will also address the National Parliament. We foresee this visit will lead to a fruitful engagement of Indonesia with the EITI. Dr.Eigen will be earlier attending the Transparency International Annual Meeting in Bali.
Chair of the EITI, Peter Eigen, discusses the status of the EITI and the new website.
[img_assist|nid=258|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=120|height=150]2007 has in many ways been a seminal year for EITI. 2007 saw the EITI transfer its secretariat from being hosted by the British Government to Oslo, transforming EITI to a truly independent multi-stakeholder governance standard. At the Conference in Oslo in October 2006, the EITI International Board was constituted and marked the end of the initial design, pilot and test phase of the EITI. Now, one year on,
Key stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo gathered at an international EITI Forum held in Kinshasa 8-9 January, to mark the progress their country has made in implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). It looks likely that the EITI Board will find that the DRC now has shown sufficient progress in meeting the necessary requierments to receive status as a EITI Candidate,
[img_assist|nid=292|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=105]European and African leaders met in Lisbon in 8-9 December 2007 for the Africa-EU Summit. In the Action Plan 2008-2010 that was decided, Europe and Africa commits to continue to promote the EITI.
The Action Plan states that it is a strategic priority to:
Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International and Chairman of the EITI, received the prestigious Gustav-Heinemann Citizen Award 2007 of the German Social Democratic Party on 17 December 2007. The award is given yearly to individuals or organisations that have made significant contributions towards a free and just society.
In his speech, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, praised Eigen’s anti-corruption work and referred to him as a “global citizen” who served the world.
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EITI Chairman Peter Eigen recently visited Central Africa to discuss implementation of the EITI. In a ten day trip to the Republic of Congo,