Friday, August 23, 2013

Join the Webinar on Curbing Corruption and Conflict

Curbing Corruption and Conflict: Next Steps in the Fight to Implement Transparency Law in the Extractives

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Webinar Registration
Presbyterians were at the forefront of two initiatives to help curb corruption and reduce conflict in countries where profits from natural resources are siphoned off at the top, while the poorest people lives amidst poverty, violence and human rights abuses. With the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act three years ago, Congress approved two provisions whose significance engaged the church. Section 1504 requires oil, gas and mining companies to publish their payments to governments to curb corruption. Section 1502 mandates that companies disclose if their products contain conflict minerals.

However, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the oil industry lobby and some sectors within the extractive industries are attempting to undermine this progress through court cases and through exemptions slipped into new legislation.

Learn what work has been done by Presbyterians and other allies and then join us to hear what next steps will be to protect hard-fought legislation on corruption, combating conflict minerals in central Africa and on reducing violence in resource-rich nations.

Join us for a Webinar on September 11
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