July 24, 2014, Manila, Philippines - Bantay Kita (BK) and Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) join forces to conduct a training on environmental regulations for local government units (LGUs). This is in line with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a global standard for transparency and accountability on the management of revenues from natural resources.
Dear Mr. President,
We, the African civil society leaders of Publish What You Pay - a global coalition campaigning for an open and accountable gas, oil and mining sector - are addressing you on the eve of the US - Africa Leaders’ Summit.
July 23, 2014, Manila, Philippines - To achieve greater transparency and accountability in the mining industry, Bantay Kita (BK) is calling for full participation by all large scale mining, oil, gas and coal mining in the Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI).
Transparency campaigners in Niger have been arrested shortly before the French president's visit to Niamey.
Update - All arrested activists were freed on Friday evening, but they will be summoned by a judge this week. We remain vigilant.
Update 21/7 - All arrested activists were freed on Friday evening,but will be summoned by a judge this week. PWYP remains vigilant.
The Federal Council today (25 June 2014) announced its wish to close the Swiss gaps in transparency for the global commodity industry. But the entire commodities trading business may well be excluded from any future regulation. In other words, the current proposal for regulation may just be window dressing.
International EITI Board meeting, was held at Mexico, on 1st July and 2nd July 2014, which accepted Myanmar as EITI candidate country.
It may have been slightly contrived, full of puns and spurious associations but our world cup blog tournament was a great success (and for those of us whose tournament ended before it began, a welcome relief). We posted 15 blogs from 14 countries over the two weeks – from Algeria to Honduras. The winning piece, with the most likes, was David Garcia and Jana Morgan from PWYP USA with their article on how the USA could yet regain their status as transparency champions! A huge thank you to every-one who participated!