current authormail@globalwitness.orgoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Poverty & Hunger organization


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Sustainable and transparent use of natural resources can help to fund the development needs of many of the poorest people on earth. Yet millions of people living in resource-rich countries are trapped in lives of poverty and violence. For two decades Global Witness has been campaigning for full transparency in the mining, logging, oil and gas sectors, so that citizens who own those resources can benefit fairly from them, now and in future. They believe that the only way to protect peoples’ rights to land, livelihoods and a fair share of their national wealth is to demand total transparency in the resources sector, sustainable and equitable resources management, and stopping the international financial system from propping up resource-related corruption.