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Certification: The Path to Conflict-Free Minerals from Congo

The conflict minerals movement is gaining traction. The movement is a pragmatic effort to address one of the principal drivers of atrocities and conflict throughout Congo’s tortured history: the scramble for control of Congo's vast mineral resources. In eastern Congo today, these mineral resources are financing multiple armed groups, many of whom use mass rape as a deliberate strategy to intimidate and control local populations.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: Including the Global South

The Leadership Project has recently launched a major research effort titled, “Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate,” funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This initiative stems from the concern that the Southern “voice” or perspective is seldom heard as the debate around issues of mutual concern is structured in forums like the G-8, G-20 and WTO.

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