|Mining activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the UN Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) regarding the activities of an Israeli multinational enterprise operating in the DRC.|
|Date||1 Oct 2003|
|Host country(ies)||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Industry sector||Mining and quarrying|
In 2002, the United Nations Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the DRC issued a report which included an annex listing companies which, in their view, had violated the Guidelines in the DRC.
In October 2003, the UN Expert Panel issued another report listing an Israeli multinational enterprise as not having responded to the Panel's requests for information and referred it to the Israeli NCP to follow up the alleged violations.
Following an enquiry by the NCP, the company in question stopped sourcing from DRC and the NCP subsequently concluded the specific instance.
Note: As the UN Expert Panel did not specify which provisions of the Guidelines were breached in this specific instance, it has been classified under "general policies".