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Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Chairman
Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
www.csce.gov
April 6, 2010

BRIEFING: NATURAL RESOURCES, A NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY


Briefing: Natural Resources, a National Responsibility

 

 

 


WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will hold a briefing:

 

 

 

“Natural Resources, a National Responsibility”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00am-12:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

2325 Rayburn House Office Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new international convention is in the works aimed at helping resource-rich developing countries make the best economic and social use of their natural resources. The Natural Resource Charter aims to provide a blue-print for successful resource management.  This briefing will be a forum to discuss the Charter principles, how it is being accepted around the world and how it complements other resource initiatives, such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), and programs by international lending institutions.   

 

 

 

Panelists include:

 

 

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Dr. Saleem Ali, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; author, Treasures of the Earth: Need, Greed and a Sustainable Future 

 

 

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Mr. Joseph Bell, Partner, Hogan and Hartson; an original drafter of the Natural Resource Charter

 

 

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Ms. Karin Lissakers, Director, Revenue Watch Institute

Media Contact: Neil Simon
202.225.1901
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