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    Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur is an accredited non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations since 2001.
  • Sister Grace Amarachi Ezeonu, main representative of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at the UN, follows issues related to poverty eradication, migration, rights of women and girls, sustainable development, financing for development, education, and eradication of human trafficking.
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    New York, NY 10017-3521
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CONFLICT MINERALS IN OUR CELL PHONES, LAPTOPS

According to a UN Panel of Experts and others the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being fueled by a multi-million dollar trade in minerals. The armed groups perpetuating this violence deal in five main minerals used in electronic products and found plentifully in eastern Congo – coltan, gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum. To see where various electronics companies rank in using conflict-free minerals and to send them messages, go to:

http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/content/conflict-minerals-company-rankings (English only)

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