The EITI government network on contract transparency was launched at the EITI Global Conference in Paris.
PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
The opening plenary session of the 2011 EITI Conference in Paris featured Richard Boucher, the Deputy Secretary General, OECD, Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Christophe de Margerie, CEO, Total, Peter Voser, CEO, Shell, Bishop Louis Portella-Mbuyu, President, National Bishops Conference of Congo-Brazzaville and Simon Taylor, the founding Director of Global Witn
The 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris was launched today with around 900 participants arriving the conference today. Participants included Presidents Otunbayeva (Kyrgyz Republic), Kikwete (Tanzania), and Guebuza (Mozambique), as well as CEOs, ministers and civil society leaders from around the world.