Noteworthy New Yorkers: Global Witness
On Saturday, July 7th, 2012 The Alexander Soros Foundation, founded by Alexander Soros, is having its first fundraising event to support the work of Global Witness. Global Witness is a non-profit which tackles the root cause of global injustice and instability by looking at the key role of natural resources and how it creates both conflict and corruption.
The event will take place at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton, NY from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and entertainment.
As previously noted, Global Witness is an advocacy and activist organization that fights natural resource-related conflict. From Cambodia to The Congo and from Sierre Leone to Angola, Global Witness has exposed the brutality and injustice that results from the fight to access and control natural resources and has successfully brought these “unjust” perpetrators to justice!
Global Witness was the first to expose the very sensitive issue of blood diamonds! Global Witness was the first to secure sanctions against conflict timber produced by Charles Taylor’s tyrannical regime in Liberia and Global Witness was the first to expose where Libya’s Colonel Gaddaffi had invested $58 billion dollars of his country’s oil wealth!
So to help Global Witness seek solutions to this “resource curse” and to help the citizens of resource-rich countries get a fair share of their country’s wealth click HERE and show your support.
By: Sora Vernikoff