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KP Fails to Expand Conflict-Diamond Definition
The definition of a conflict diamond will remain unchanged, despite a three-year effort to broaden the mandate of the Kimberley Process (KP). Government representatives were not able to reach the required consensus on the issue at last week’s...
Rough Markets Nov 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra Launches Artisanal Mining at South Africa Site
Petra Diamonds has launched a small-scale mining initiativeat its Koffiefontein deposit that will provide work for the local South Africancommunity. The miner will give some of its tailings — ore thathas already been...
Mining Oct 31, 2019 Rapaport News
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expandeddefinition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process (KP) plenarymeeting in Brussels. The broader wording will address “grave and systematicviolence,” the WDC said Thursday, without...
Fair Trade Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
RJC jewelry
RJC to Align Code with OECD Rules
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is proposing to alignits due-diligence requirements with those of the Organisation for EconomicCooperation and Development (OECD). “This move will deliver tangible benefits to members, whowill be able to point customers to a standard...
Polished Markets Oct 03, 2018 Rapaport News
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Sierra Leone Produces 144ct. Rough
A company in Sierra Leone has obtained and exported a 144.12-caratrough diamond worth at least $600,000, authorities in the west African nationsaid Tuesday. A licensed diamond exporter brought the stone to theprecious-minerals trading department of the National Minerals...
Mining Jul 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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WDC Raises Ethical Sourcing with US Govt.
The World Diamond Council (WDC) addressed the US StateDepartment last week for the first time regarding responsible diamond sourcing and theKimberley Process (KP).In her presentation, WDC executive director Marie-Chantal Kaninda pointed...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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Kimberley Process Begins Two-Year Review
The Kimberley Process (KP) has entered a two-year review of itsoperations, enabling the organization to evaluate current needs and improve theway it tackles issues. The European Union, the KP’s chair for 2018 under theleadership...
Mining Mar 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Hilde Hardeman Is New KP Chair
Hilde Hardeman will be the chair of the Kimberley Process for2018, the European Commission (EC) has confirmed.Hardeman is head of the EC’s Service for Foreign PolicyInstruments (FPI), which manages aspects of the European Union’s diplomacy....
Mining Jan 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Venezuela
Kimberley Process Re-Admits Venezuela
Venezuela will recommence exports of rough diamonds asmembers of the Kimberley Process (KP) unanimously agreed to end the nation’seight-year absence.Delegates approved the South American country’s re-admissionat the KP plenary in Dubai last week, Venezuela’s Mining...
Fair Trade Nov 20, 2016 Rapaport News
Ahmed Bin Sulayem and President Filipe Nyusi of Mo
KP in Membership Talks With Mozambique
The Kimberley Process (KP) chair met Mozambique’s Presidentand Prime Minister to discuss the country’s bid to join the KP.Ahmed Bin Sulayem (pictured, right) spoke with President Filipe Nyusi (left) andPrime Minister Carlos...
Fair Trade Nov 06, 2016 Rapaport News
DMCC
UAE’s Ministry of Economy, DMCC Sign Pact to Supervise Rough Trade
The Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)and the Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) have agreed to enhance coordinationso that the supervision of the country’s rough diamond trade will be in linewith the Kimberley Process...
Fair Trade Dec 29, 2015 Rapaport News
kimberley process
Milovanovic: Definition of 'Conflict Diamond' Can be Broader
The Kimberley Process's definition of conflict diamond is too narrow and specific and needs to be expanded to cover a wider range of violent circumstances, according to its chair, Gillian Milovanovic. She told Reuters that the Kimberley Process...
Fair Trade Mar 29, 2012 Deena Taylor
Kimberley Process
Kimberley Process Warns of Fake Certificates From Cameroon
The Kimberley Process has warned the public regarding fake Kimberley Process certificates being circulated from Cameroon, which is not even a member country. The Kimberley Process stated that it is aware of a number of recent incidents...
Rough Markets Mar 27, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Tendai Biti
Zim's Finance Minister Decries U.S. Sanctions
In a letter written to the U.S. assistant secretary of treasury, Charles Collyns, Zimbabwe’s finance minister, Tendai Biti, decried the U.S.’s placement of two Zimbabwe companies, Mbada Diamonds and Marange Resources, on its sanction list. Marange...
Fair Trade Jan 16, 2012 Ricci Dipshan
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