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RJC to Set Out 10-Year Sustainability Plan
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is preparing a new 10-year plan for ensuring the organization and its members achieve the UN’s sustainable-development goals (SDGs). The “Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond” will outline how...
Polished Markets Dec 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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Tiffany to Track Diamonds Down to the Mine
Tiffany & Co. plans to achieve 100% traceability of diamonds and precious metals in the coming years as part of a sustainability pledge it released this week.The retailer aims to track all diamonds weighing 0.18 carats or more to the...
Retail Sep 24, 2020 Rapaport News
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
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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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UN, De Beers Look to Empower Botswana Women
De Beers and United Nations Women have pledged approximately $755,000 (BWP 8 million) over the next three years to support women entrepreneurs in select villages in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and Kweneng District. The initiative, which...
Mining Nov 09, 2017 Rapaport News
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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
Angolan Court Slaps Additional Charges on Marques de Morais
Rafael Marques de Morais, who exposed government and trading corruption across Angola's diamond industry with the book "Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola," faces additional defamation charges in his home country. Marques...
Financial-Legal Mar 25, 2015 Jeff Miller
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UN Lifts Diamond Ban on Cote d'Ivoire
The United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously approved removing an export ban on rough diamonds from Cote d'Ivoire. The resolution immediately terminated diamond sanctions that were imposed in 2005 and it noted that Cote...
Rough Markets Apr 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Envoy Urges Rebels to Break From Armed Groups
The head of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, warned rebel fighters in the diamond-rich country to surrender without delay and to join the disarmament process or face consequences....
Fair Trade Mar 11, 2014 Jeff Miller
Kasai Project in the DRC
Hopeful Atmosphere After M23 Defeat Vanishes in the DRC
The United Nations (UN) reported that efforts to attain peace and stability in the diamond-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have again reached a crucial juncture as senior officials called upon all parties in the...
Fair Trade Jan 13, 2014 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Welcomes Agreement to End M23 Rebellion in DRC
The United Nations (UN) special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region welcomed an announcement by the M23 rebel group that it is ending the insurgency against the diamond-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The...
Fair Trade Nov 05, 2013 Jeff Miller
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UN Warns of Grave Human Rights Violations in CAR
The United Nations (UN) expressed deep concern at deteriorating security and atrocious crimes in the diamond-rich Central African Republic (CAR). While the country has experienced decades of instability, violence flared up in December when the...
Fair Trade Oct 01, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN's Blue Helmets on 'High Alert' in DRC
United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on high alert and prepared to use force in order to protect civilians in Goma from an advancing rebellion by the March 23 movement (M23). The top...
Fair Trade Jul 15, 2013 Jeff Miller
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Security Remains Priority in Cote d'Ivoire
On the eve of a meeting between the United Nations (UN) and the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia, security remains a priority ahead of local elections and following an outbreak of violence in March. The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire...
Fair Trade Apr 05, 2013 Jeff Miller
U.N. Calls for Ceasefire in Central African Republic
The United Nations (U.N.) has called for an immediate truce between rival groups in the Central African Republic fighting for control over diamond mines, according to a statement obtained by AFP. The statement declared that the U.N. expressed its strong concern over the violent fighting...
Fair Trade Sep 20, 2011 Ricci Dipshan
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