Urgent statement from PWYP GC & EITI civil society Board members on civic space in Iraq, Kazakhstan, Honduras & other countries

Today the Publish What You Pay Global Council and all civil society members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) international board have issued an urgent joint statement responding to the denial of civil society participation rights in Iraq and to intimidation of and attacks on civil society organisations in Kazakhstan, Honduras and other countries where natural resource governance issues are contested. Please read our joint statement –

in English: https://www.pwyp.org/pwyp-news/urgent-statement-on-civic-space-in-iraq-kazakhstan-honduras-and-other-countries/ and attached

in French: https://www.pwyp.org/fr/pwyp-news/declaration-urgente-sur-lespace-civique-en-irak-au-kazakhstan-au-honduras-et-autres-pays/

We call on the international community, including the EITI, governments, intergovernmental organisations and international donors, to pay close attention to the state of civic space, particularly in resource-rich countries, and to ensure civil society concerns are heard and responded to.

Please circulate widely, tweet, promote and add your voice to our call for duty bearers to act.

Thank you.

Miles Litvinoff


Publish What You Pay UK



t: +44 (0)1442 825060 | m: +44 (0)7984 720103 | skype: miles_litvinoff @PWYPUK


PWYP_GC__EITI_Board_members_statement__Jan21.pdf (545 KB)