THE AUTONOMOUS Bougainville government has invited all Bougainvilleans to a development resource summit that runs in Arawa for three days from today.
The summit will discuss resource development issues that have affected Papua New Guinea and Bougainville, including land, minerals, oil, gas, fishing, forestry, agriculture and carbon trading.
The topics for discussion include the conduct of multinational enterprises in respect to human rights in resource development, UN conventions on the rights of indigenous people and the property rights of indigenous people according to customs and traditions.
The summit will also address recognition of customary land, resource ownership and rights, the types of types of contracts for the extraction and development of resources and the fair sharing of benefits from resource development.
Guest speakers include constitutional lawyer Peter Donigi, who is president of the Mama Papa Graun Party.
Source: Papua New Guinea Mine Watch, 25 October