Following the ambitious reform agenda set in Brisbane, the KP Ad Hoc Committee on Review and Reform (AHCRR) held a first in-person meeting on Friday, 20 April 2018 in the margins of the OECD Forum on responsible mineral supply chains in Paris.

The focus was primarily on the work of the sub-teams on the four areas identified in the Administrative Decision. The AHCRR has been given a mandate to review the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme core document, improve the peer-review mechanism and examine ways to enhance administrative and financial support to the Process, including consideration of a Secretariat and a voluntary multi-donor fund.

“I am very happy to see the commitment of members in reforming the KP in a time-bound manner, as most of the members of Committee of Reforms & Review of KP attended the Face to Face Meeting at Paris and had very fruitful daylong discussions” Joint Secretary Manoj Dwivedi, Chair of the AHCRR commented.

Reform is at the very heart of the EU’s Kimberley Process Chairmanship this year. The EU Chair wishes to encourage all efforts to modernise the Kimberley Process and reinforce its efficiency.

The AHCRR prepared the ground for its work at the Intersessional meeting in Antwerp on 18-22 June. The Committee will present conclusions and any draft decisions on these tasks to the Plenary in Brussel later this year.