Posted on 03/04/2020
Lime. More than 30 Peruvian civil society organizations urged the Peruvian State to reaffirm its commitment and ensure transparency and accountability initiatives in order to implement measures to fight corruption. One of them, already in existence, is the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
The EITI is an international standard that requires countries and companies to disclose information on revenues from extractive activities such as oil, gas and mining, as well as the report on environmental and social commitments that companies must have assumed .
Peru has been part of this standard for more than a decade, however, as the statement mentions, there is a breach of the commitments assumed with the EITI that are part of the responsibilities that ensure our permanence in the Initiative.
One of them is the pending publication of the VII National Report on Transparency in the extractive industries EITI Peru 2017-2018 that allows “transparency and accountability in a sector affected by high conflict and distrust of local communities and populations regarding their contributions to local development ”, they point out.
Among other demands, the ratification and implementation of the Escazú Agreement, Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean is also mentioned. Also improve the transparency mechanisms in the contracts of Public Private Associations - PPP.
To access the statement, click on the following link: http://bit.ly/3apGUMr