Conflict Minerals

Resource Page - Progress and Challenges on Conflict Minerals: Facts on Dodd-Frank 1502

Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Enough Project Advocacy intern Amanda Schmitt.

Come Clean For Congo (Again) Video Contest

Event Date: Apr 15, 2010

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NGOs to Secretary Kerry: More Pressure Needed on Kabila on Congo Elections

A coalition of U.S.-based NGOs and Congo experts sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry calling for greater financial and other pressure on the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as incentives. The coalition is deeply concerned about the closing of political space and growing democratic crisis in Congo. The policy aims of these tools should be to help support Congo to hold timely elections in line with its constitution and end political repression. 

Foreign Affairs Op-ed: Congo's Kabila Problem

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Foreign Affairs and was written by Enough Project Founding Director, John Prendergast and Associate Director of Policy, Sasha Lezhnev.

The Hill Op-ed: Why the House Must Stop the Last-second FSGG Rider on Conflict Minerals

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill and was written by Enough Project Associate Director of Policy, Sasha Lezhnev and Senior Policy Analyst, Holly Dranginis.

New Report: How an Illegal Charcoal Trade is Threatening Africa’s Oldest National Park

Note: Enough Project Intern Will Cullen contributed to this blog. This blog contains excerpts from the full report. Click here to read or download the full report.   Today, the Enough Project released its latest report, “The Mafia in the Park: A charcoal syndicate is threatening Virunga, Africa's oldest national park” by Enough Senior Policy Analyst Holly Dranginis.

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) is one of the most prominent militias in centr

Gold, Kidnapping, and Silence on Gender-based Violence: the UN Group of Experts Releases its Newest Report on Congo

Late last week, the UN Group of Experts -- a panel of investigators mandated by the UN Security Council with monitoring implementation of the arms embargo and sanctions in place on Congo and with providing public updates on the security situation in Congo -- released its annual final report.

Over 1,200 Companies File Conflict Minerals Reports with the SEC

Elm Sustainbaility Partners LLC has been tracking the 2016 SEC conflict minerals reports. Read more on their findings below.

We have been tracking the SEC conflict minerals reports since they began rolling in.  Among the things we are looking at is who is filing an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA) for the 2015 reporting year.  We are aware of 13 to be conducted, but it seems we are on pace to end with several more.

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