Conga Conflict

Reporting on the conflict between the mega mining project Conga and the people of Cajamarca, Peru

REPORT RELEASE: An Assessment of the Conga Mining Project in Light of World Bank Standards

 A new report has been released entitled:


An Assessment of the Conga Mining Project in Light of World Bank Standards

A report of a coalition of social organizations from the Provinces of Celendín and Hualgayoc in the Region of Cajamarca, Peru

The World Bank’s private investment arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is an equity investor in the Peruvian mining company, Minera Yanacocha. Minera Yanacocha is currently exploring plans to develop a massive gold and copper mine known as Conga in the Cajamarca region of Peru. The IFC has adopted a series of environmental and social “Performance Standards,” to ensure that its investments lead to positive development outcomes. Read the full report to understand why the Conga project risks violating these standards, and threatens irreparable harm to the environment and human rights.

The IFC should defend the right of the communities to express and demonstrate opposition to the project, issue a public statement recognizing the project’s unviability, and use its influence as an investor in the company to stop this project from moving forward.

Read and download the full report at



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