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National and international civil society organisations working to advance transparency and accountability in supply chains welcome this 10th Joint Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains. The Forum represents a commitment by governments and companies to engage in more responsible sourcing and trading in line with applicable laws and standards, such as the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2014, the Enough Project organized and co-hosted an event last Thursday with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict entitled “Elevating the Conversation on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.” The event aimed to draw attention to the worldwide crisis of sexual violence in conflict, generate policy discussion on solutions through a multi-stakeholder dialogue, and emphasize Enough’s commitment to helping address sexual violence in Congo.
This week, the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, or CFSI, an initiative on conflict minerals of the tech industry association the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, or EICC, announced that, for the first time, there are now audited conflict-free smelters or refiners for the four identified conflict minerals: tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold.
Editor’s Note: NBC news anchor Ann Curry sat down with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast to discuss what compells her to report on and advocate for human rights in war zones around the world.
JOHN: What is your motivation for being such a forceful advocate for the rights of people from Sudan, Congo, and other forgotten war zones around the world?
Posted by Annie Callaway on Mar 01, 2012