Security Council holds open debate on conflict prevention and extractive industries

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Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson addresses the Security Council debate on conflict prevention and natural resources. [UN Photo/Mark Garten]

Oil, coal, diamonds, precious metals and other resources are literally the wealth of nations.

But in too many countries the profits they generate rarely reaches the people, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Security Council during a debate on Wednesday on conflict prevention and the extractive industries.

Dianne Penn reports.

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