What you need to know about Conflict Minerals
Conflict Minerals 101
"The resources of the Congo have often been called the curse of the Congo"
What are Conflict Minerals?
Source Intelligence gives a description of conflict minerals, their role in conflict in Congo, and western consumption of the resources.
How Do I Avoid Them?
Check out this PBS article on how to avoid conflict minerals!
University of Wisconsin, masters student produced an informative website on conflict minerals.
Conflict-Free, not Congo-Free
Boston for Congo supports domestic and international legislation, resolutions, and policies that contribute to conflict-free sourcing from the Congo and sustainable development of the region to the benefit of the Congolese people.
See how sourcing conflict-free from the Congo is not only possible, but a profitable, long-term business practice in the industry video here and in-depth reports by partner organization the Enough Project:
The Conflict Mineral Debate
- Renowned researcher and activist Jason Stearns of Rift Valley Institute discusses the complexities behind the headline-grabbing topics of conflict minerals and sexual violence.
- The Enough Project discusses Dodd-Frank implementation, international support for conflict mineral legislation, and Congolese livelihoods. Read more about understanding conflict mineral provisions.
- Tulane Law School's Payson Center for International Development produces research results that influence the debate on conflict minerals.
Congolese non-governmental organization (NGO) statements on CM and US legislation (see section CM Legislation):