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Latest UN Group of Experts Report on DRC and Conflict Minerals

The latest GoE report has been published (156 pages) and at first blush, is critical of conflict minerals traceability effectiveness in the region.  Although recent prior media reports of conflict minerals smuggling have focused on gold, the GoE reports smuggling of cassiterite and coltan from illegal sources to across borders to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

In another related action, the UN Security Council extended the mission of the Group of Experts until August 1, 2016, noting a possibility of additional extensions thereafter.

We will post further thought and commentary after we have reviewed the report in its entirety.