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Regional Initiative against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

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Khartoum, Sudan 9th November, 2017: Regional Committee against illegal exploitation of natural resources of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) is holding its 16th meeting in Khartoum, Sudan from 7th - 10th November, 2017 to assess the implementation of the six tools on the Fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the ICGLR Member States. During the opening session, the guest of honour Hon. Oshiek Mohamed Ahmed Taher, State Minister for Minerals of the Republic of Sudan, underscored the importance of the meeting as a ground to pave ways for realizing the aspired cooperation in the collective Fight against Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Great Lakes Region.

Bujumbura, Burundi, 3rd November, 2017: The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Regional Committee against illegal exploitation of natural resources will hold its 16th meeting in Khartoum, Sudan on 7th - 10th November, 2017 to assess the implementation of the six tools on the Fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources in the ICGLR Member States.

Bujumbura, Burundi, 27th October, 2017: The Democracy and Good Governance Program (DGG) of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) concluded its Operational Planning Workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi after developing the Operational Plan of the 2018 Regional Initiative on National Resources (RINR) and defined ways to strengthen coordination between various ICGLR partners in the implementation of the RINR Program.

A ccountability and vision for the future of the RINR were the talk and deed from participants of the 13th Meeting of the Regional committee on the Regional Initiative to fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR) which took place in Rubavu, Republic of Rwanda on 19 to 21 April, 2016. During the opening ceremony of the meeting, the Chief Guest, the State Minister in charge of Mining Honorable Evode Imena, challenged the Committee Members to be clear on what they want to achieve and to design the right strategies for implementation. He called upon members to act in a way that their decision can influence the international market.

A draft White Paper on a Gold Regional Strategy was considered during the 13th Meeting of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Regional Committee on the Regional Initiative to Fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR).

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