Press Releases

Democratic Republic of Congo Recognizes Partnership Africa Canada’s Just Gold Pilot Project in a Memorandum of Understanding

(October 11, 2016 - Ottawa, Canada / Kinshasa, Democratic Repubic of Congo)

Partnership Africa Canada has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Mines defining its areas of cooperation to strengthen natural resource governance.

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Workshop in Ituri Aims to Strengthen Certification Efforts for Conflict Minerals

(March 22, 2016 – Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo / Ottawa, Canada)

Provincial policymakers, mining officials, exporters, and civil society are meeting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province to strengthen their efforts to implement traceability and certification for conflict-prone minerals.

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First Congolese Gold Exporter Takes Decisive Action to Carry out Due Diligence: Opens its Doors to International Markets

(February 15, 2016 – Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo / Ottawa, Canada)

A gold exporter in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri province is the first in the country to attempt to implement international due diligence standards, as they apply to artisanal gold, and move towards complying with regional certification.

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Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme
Appointing UAE as Chair of Kimberley Process is "Red Line"

(Luanda, Angola / Ottawa, Canada—November 17, 2015)

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Communique on the death of Flora MacDonald

Ottawa July 27, 2015

Partnership Africa Canada is deeply saddened by the death of the Honourable Flora MacDonald, former Member of Parliament and Secretary of State for External Affairs.

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Civil Society Coalition Speech at KP Intersessional - June 2014

June 10, 2014

Today at the Kimberley Process Intersessional in Shanghai, China, PAC's research director, Alan Martin,
delivered the following speech on behalf of civil society groups in the KP:

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