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Civil society urges SEC to reissue a strong rule on extractive industries payment disclosure

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500 groups from 40 countries urge the US to maintain leadership on transparency in oil, gas and mining

In a letter submitted today to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White, more than 500 civil society organizations from 40 countries urged the commission to swiftly reissue a strong implementing rule for Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Civil society around the world calls on the SEC to reissue strong oil, gas & mining transparency rule

544 PWYP members from around the world wrote to the SEC Chair, Mary Jo White, urging the Commission to reissue a strong implementing rule for Dodd-Frank 1504. You can view the letter - with all its signees - in PDF. 


The Honorable Mary Jo White


U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street NE

Washington, DC 20549-1090

Monday, 14 April 2014


Extracting gold in Kyrgyzstan - blessing or curse?

April 10, 2014 - 15:41


With proven reserves worth $52 billion, Kumtor is one of the biggest gold mines in Central Asia, contributing 10% to the nation’s GDP. This great national treasure should be seen as a blessing to the Kyrgyz nation,so how did it become a curse?

PWYP Zimbabwe calls for transparency of corporate social investment projects

UNKI hands over US$550,000 Irrigation Scheme as ZELA Calls for Mining Companies’ Corporate Social Investment Projects to Embody the ‘Publish What You Pay’ Principle

AngloAmerican owned Unki Platinum Mine,operating in the Shurugwi’s  Tongogara District in the Midlands Province handed over a US$550,000 irrigation scheme to community members in Ward 17 in Chironde village.

The scheme, named Shungudzevhu, was handed over to the community members at an official ceremony on the 4th of April 2014.

What can transparency bring to Papua New Guinea?

April 9, 2014 - 12:49


It is the country with the most languages in the world, one of the highest numbers of different ethnic groups and also home to the world’s only poisonous bird. Papua New Guinea is rich in culture, rich in biodiversity and also happens to be very rich in natural resources.

Greater than the sum of its parts: working towards a regional advocacy strategy in Asia-Pacific

April 7, 2014 - 15:21

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What Uganda could gain from joining EITI

April 4, 2014 - 12:28

Robert  Tumwesigye Baganda is the Executive Director of Pro-biodiversity Conservationists in Uganda, a member organisation of PWYP Uganda. 

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a multi-stakeholder project of governments, companies and civil society working together to improve openness and accountable management of revenues from natural resources.

Niger’s citizens march for justice and a fair deal

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This Saturday, 50 associations, civil society organisations and groups – including ROTAB, the Publish What You Pay coalition in Niger – will march in Niamey to call for Niger to get a fair deal for its resources.  More specifically, demonstrators are calling for AREVA and the Niger government to respect the country’s 2006 mining code in the new uranium contracts being negotiated by the two parties.

Guinea - how to better benefit from natural resources through mining reform

March 28, 2014 - 15:38

Like many African countries, Guinea has embarked on a reform of its mining legislation, not only to bring it in line with good governance practices in the sector but also to take better advantage of its natural resources. The country developed a new mining code in 2011, which was amended in 2013.