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UN Resolution Calls for KP Reforms
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has enacted aresolution calling for reforms to increase the effectiveness of the KimberleyProcess (KP), the World Diamond Council (WDC) said. The European Union proposed the resolution...
Rough Markets Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
KP 600
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
De Beers empowers women
De Beers Pledges to Empower Women
De Beers has partnered with the United Nations to support theadvancement of women in the company and across areas of life its operations affect.As a UN Women partner, De Beers has pledged to invest $3million in empowering women in diamond-producing countries,...
Marketing Sep 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Bin Sulyame UN Assembly KP
UN Urges Wider Kimberley Process Participation
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted aresolution that called for greater participation in the Kimberley Process (KP) toprevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream market.The declaration emphasizes the need to stop...
Rough Markets Feb 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Ahmed Bin Sulayem KP plenary November 2016
KP Approves Plan for UN Secretariat
Attendees at the Kimberley Process (KP) plenary in Dubaivoted in favor of a proposal to set up a United Nations-mandated permanentsecretariat to oversee the return of excluded countries to the diamond trade.More than 300 delegates also gave the go-ahead to KP chairAhmed Bin...
Fair Trade Nov 17, 2016 Rapaport News
Sierre Leone
UN Declares Sierra Leone a Success as Peacekeeping Mission Winds Down
United Nations (UN) peacekeeping operations in Sierra Leone are set to wrap up at the end of this month after 15 years. The top UN official in Sierra Leone said that while the West African nation has gained...
Mining Mar 27, 2014 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
Violence Displaces 400K Residents in the DRC
Over 400,000 residents have been displaced due to renewed violence in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations (UN). More than 600 homes in 11 villages have been...
Fair Trade Jan 30, 2014 Deena Taylor
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Reports Rebel Attack In Eastern DRC
The United Nations (UN) reported another rebel attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as violence again becomes of great concern to the peace process, following the defeat of the M23 group one...
Fair Trade Jan 15, 2014 Deena Taylor
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Condemns M23 Attack on Helicopter in DRC
The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region has condemned an armed rebel attack on a UN helicopter in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling the act "unacceptable.""I learned with deep...
Fair Trade Oct 14, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Security Council Demands Rebels End Violence in the DRC
The United Nations (UN) Security Council reiterated its demand to the M23 and all other rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to end, once and for all, “all forms of violence...
Fair Trade Aug 30, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Peacekeeping Mission Extended in Côte d'Ivoire
After a unanimous vote, the United Nations (UN) Security Council extended its peacekeeping operations in Côte d'Ivoire until June 30, 2014 with the intention of protecting citizens, facilitating disarmament, reforming security and demobilizing...
Fair Trade Jul 30, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
Rebel Recruitment of Children in DRC Worries UN
Senior United Nations officials are growing increasingly concerned about reports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) citing that children who escaped from the 23 March Movement (M23) rebels are being...
Fair Trade Jun 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
ICA President Yuen
ICA Joins Certification Initiative for Colored Gems
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) joined a United Nations (UN) initiative to develop a mechanism to trace and certify gemstones from their country of origin. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute...
Gemstones Apr 12, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Seeks Suspension of Two Military Units for Mass Rapes in the DRC
The United Nations (UN) called upon the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to suspend two of its battalions that have been involved in severe human rights violations. Investigations conducted by the...
Fair Trade Mar 08, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
Ban Requests Intervention Brigade for the DRC
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called upon the Security Council to authorize the deployment of a special force within the current peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to address imminent threats...
Fair Trade Mar 05, 2013 Jeff Miller
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