PAX is a Dutch peace movement, that is committed to working together with all people of good will to protect civilians against acts of war, to end armed violence, and to build a just peace. PAX believes in human dignity and solidarity with peace activists and victims of war. As the former implementing agency for ECOS, PAX has remained committed to the cause of the victims of the oil war. The organization is maintaining a searchable database on the history of oil exploitation in Sudan as well as this site.
The European Coalition on Oil in Sudan (ECOS) was established in 2001, following a call from Sudanese churches and civil society to bring to an end the oil war. ECOS called upon oil companies to suspend their operations in Sudan until peace was established and conditions created for oil to become a force for peace and prosperity. Between 2001 and 2012, ECOS represented over 50 European organisations and carried out research and advocacy on oil in Sudan on their behalf. The coalition produced a dozen studies and lobbied with governments and the business sector to promote that Sudan’s oil wealth would contribute to peace and prosperity. One of them is Unpaid Debt.
When Sudan and South Sudan separated in 2011, the priorities of the members of ECOS shifted away and ECOS gradually ceased to function. PAX, the Dutch peace movement that had hosted ECOS, decided to remain committed to one of ECOS’s earliest goals, the right to remedy and reparation of the victims of the oil war.
Global Idé is a Sweden-based development NGO and think tank specialised in international communication. It partners with a variety of different actors around the globe. The organization was built on the wealth of experiences of the international media and consultancy company Global Reporting. Global Reporting has worked with ECOS and PAX on Unpaid Debt-related issues since 2008.