News and blog posts
Welcome to a new edition of the EITI Newsletter. The main story is the passing of a UN Resolution endorsing the EITI. In addition, it provides a briefing on the EITI International Conference, and updates from the West Africa Conference and from Azerbaijan.
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The African Union Commission and the European Commission launched an Africa-EU Energy Partnership on 8 September. The Joint Statement on the Energy Partnership states that transparency is necessary to improve private investment in the energy sector.
West African EITI Implementing countries met together for the first EITI West Africa Conference 10-12 September in Abudja.
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on the subject of 'Strengthening Transparency in Industries'. The resolution gives strong backing to the EITI by noting EITI implementing countries' efforts to strengthen transparency.
[UPDATED with link to the resolution.]
Abuja, Nigeria, 12 September 2008 -- African civil society activists met the European Commissioner for Energy, Andris Piebalgs, and urged him to ensure that openness and accountability to Africa’s people are at the heart of Europe’s growing energy relationship with Africa.