Uganda : International Oil and Gas Summit 2017

Total and CNOOC Lead as Knowledge Partners and Principal Sponsors at Uganda’s International Oil and Gas Summit

Total and CNOOC Limited have confirmed their support for the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2017 (www.UIOGS.com), partnering as lead sponsors and co-hosts to the event when it returns 27-28th September at the Hotel Serena, Kampala.

Hosted in 2016 by President Yoweri K Museveni alongside Hon. Minister of Energy and Minerals Development of Uganda – Irene Muloni, and Director for Petroleum, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda – Dr. Ernest Rubondo, UIOGS 2017 is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda with the support of the Uganda National Oil Company and Petroleum Authority Uganda.

Building on the success of its 2nd edition in 2016 which saw over 350 attendees, UIOGS 2017 will again demonstrate the importance of Uganda’s exciting oil and gas industry, discussing and debating the future of exploration and production in the region. It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts in their fields from all across the world.

Further underlining its growing international significance, UIOGS 2017 now has supporting partners from all over the globe including Ponticelli Uganda, Emerson Automation Solutions, Civtec Africa, Frontier Services Group, Fluor, Honeywell, Ogas and Shawcor – joining a total of more than 100 companies from across 20 different countries attracted to Uganda, as it moves further towards commercial production.

Speaking ahead of UIOGS 2017 and its growing international attention, Hon. Minister Irene Muloni explained: “Following the undoubted success of the last two summits in attracting international investors from around the world, UIOGS has become a major business platform for oil and gas in Uganda where all the decision makers for the region are united for three days’ high level discussions and networking.” She added: “We have much to look forward to in 2017, as Uganda continues with preparations towards commercial oil production involving development of the refinery and crude export pipeline. At the 3rd UIOGS there will be many important issues to address so we call on all our partners and investors to actively participate.”

With over 21 oil and/or gas discoveries made to date, 87 oil wells drilled and 21 fields in existence, Uganda’s long-awaited development phase is now certainly in full flow and the country is now unquestionably one of the hottest prospects and most promising areas for exploration ROI on offer.

Event Director, Global Event Partners, Dan Grogan added: “With the recent commencement of work on the pipeline, further wells for the Buliisa and Nwoya district now open, the recent Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study in place and a raft of further activity throughout the Albertine Graben, 2017 is certainly set to be a year of action for development and contracts for this exciting region. UIOGS 2017 will see all of the key players in the industry once again converging, and calling together all elements of the value chain, to discuss and debate these crucial next steps in the road map to production.”

For full details of the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit 2017 or to request a copy of the current programme, visit www.UIOGS.com.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit (UIOGS).

For any press enquiries or further information please contact the organizers:
Aimee Thompsett
AThompsett@GEP-Events.com
+44 1737 784956
or
Abba Anthony
+256 70 016 4032
Abbamul@gmail.com

About Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit 2017 (UIOGS):
UIOGS (www.UIOGS.com) is hosted by the Ministry or Energy & Mineral Development and organised by Uganda specialists, Image Care with its international partners Global Event Partners; the specialist international event organizer.
For all further information on the event visit www.UIOGS.com.

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CAR : International Red Cross Movement statement on killed Red Cross volunteers

Central African Republic: International Red Cross Movement strongly condemns killing of Red Cross volunteers

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the violent deaths of six Red Cross volunteers earlier this week in the Central Africa Republic (CAR).

The volunteers were taking part in a crisis meeting at a health facility in Gambo in Mbomou prefecture in the south east of the Central African Republic on 3 August. The exact circumstances are not yet clear; however, reports indicate that civilians and medical staff may also have been killed.

The Red Cross Movement strongly condemns this incident, the third such attack in CAR to claim the lives of Red Cross personnel since the beginning of the year.

We are appalled by the news of the death of our fellow volunteers,” said Mr Antoine Mbao-Bogo, President of the Central African Red Cross. “We call on all parties to take steps to spare the civilian population, and to respect all humanitarian workers.”

The Red Cross Movement is deeply concerned about the resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic in recent months. This violence, and the specific targeting of humanitarian workers, is preventing Red Cross volunteers and personnel from assisting communities who have been severely affected by the armed conflict.

The Red Cross Movement calls on armed actors to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and medical facilities. Armed personnel must not enter health facilities, and all groups must facilitate the evacuation of all sick and injured persons to medical facilities for medical care.

The Red Cross Movement extends its sincerest condolences to the families of those killed in the 3 August attack, and to their colleagues and friends across the Central African Republic.

Distributed by APO on behalf of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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Sierra Leone : UN rights expert on toxic materials visits

UN rights expert on toxic materials launches first official visit to Sierra Leone

United Nations expert Baskut Tuncak will visit Sierra Leone from 14 to 25 August to assess the country’s human rights record in relation to hazardous substances and waste.

The Special Rapporteur, who is making his first official visit to the country, said he would assess Sierra Leone’s work so far to protect people’s rights from the effects of toxic materials.

“I am keen to learn more about Sierra Leone’s legislative and policy frameworks to protect human rights from pollution and contamination, including with regard to extractive industries and the agricultural sectors,” Mr Tuncak said.

“During the visit, I will also focus on the efforts by the State to ensure accountability for human rights violations and abuses, as well as redress for victims, particularly those most at risk, such as children, women, older people and workers,” said the expert on hazardous substances and waste.

Mr. Tuncak, who is visiting the country at the invitation of the Government, will meet Government representatives as well as civil society organizations and the business community.

A press conference will be held at the conclusion of the visit, on 25 August 2017, at the UNDP office, 55 Wilkinson Road, Freetown, at 12:00 noon local time. Access to the press conference will be strictly limited to journalists.

The Special Rapporteur will present a comprehensive report with his findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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DRC : Ambassador Haley on the Latest UN Report on Kasai provinces Massacres

Ambassador Haley on the Latest UN Report on Massacres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Last week, the UN released another disturbing report on the violence in the Kasai provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). During March and June of this year, UN investigators confirmed 251 people were killed, 62 of whom were children, with nearly half being under the age of eight. Witnesses told the investigators they saw people being mutilated, burned alive, and hacked to death. The investigators also learned that local Congolese security forces supported, and sometimes even led, the attacks.

Responding to the report, Ambassador Nikki Haley said, “The latest UN report sadly documents something we already know: innocent men, women, and children are being brutally killed in the Kasais, and Congolese authorities are doing nothing to stop it. Until the DRC government shows it can responsibly protect its own people from horrific acts of violence and hold murderers accountable for their crimes, the international community should question any efforts by the Congolese to seek representation in organizations like the Human Rights Council.”

The United States has already called on the DRC government to cooperate fully with an independent team of experts recently mandated by the Human Rights Council to investigate human rights abuses in the Kasais.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

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