Security Council discusses the "resource curse"
prevention of conflicts and natural resources" - that has been the
subject held on Wednesday in New York of the UN Security Council. Much
evidence shows the close relationship between the country's dependence
on natural resources and the incidence of internal conflicts, the extent
of corruption, weak economic growth, low levels of social well-being
and the absence of democracy.
consequences of this so-called "resource curse" is particularly evident
in the case of non-renewable resources such as oil, gas and minerals. About this in his speech at the Security Council said the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Today, he leads a team of experts on Africa, which stand for ensuring equitable sustainable development of the Black Continent:
the years we have seen mnogh that natural resources play an active -
and at times to start - the role of internal or regional conflicts in
the past 15 years, the struggle for access to valuable raw materials
ignited the war in Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of
Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, and many other places. Oil also played an important role in the ongoing violence in the Niger Delta. "
much of the agenda of the UN Security Council, includes a provision in
resource-rich countries at different stages of conflict or post-conflict
situation in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of
Congo, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia reflect different aspects of
conflicts related to natural resources. In Mali, uranium mining has often been the bone of contention between the Tuaregs and the government. In
Iraq, the debate over the rights of the oil between the center and the
semi-autonomous Kurdistan could be the spark for the conflict in the
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