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2nd Special Forum on rough diamond valuation

The Kimberley Process Chair, Mr. Ahmed Bin Sulayem announced the second in a series of three, one-day ‘Special Forums’, on rough diamond valuation, to be held on 30 September 2016 at the Hylitt Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium.

A copy of the press release can be found here.

Kimberley Process Mid-term Report 2016

The Kimberley Process Chair 2016, Mr. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, published a mid-term report,  a first for the Kimberley Process, highlighting key initiatives such as on-site visits to the major diamond producing nations of Africa, the initiation of a series of Valuation Seminars and a proposal which explores the use of blockchain technology to help enhance security measures. 

EU KP Authorities for Verification of Import/Export Shipments

As of 26th January 2016 there are only 6 EU Authorities empowered to verify import and export shipments of rough diamonds, namely Antwerp (Belgium), Bucharest (Romania), Idar-Oberstein (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal), London (United Kingdom) and Prague (Czech Republic).

Bulgaria will no longer have such an Authority.

Response of the World Diamond Council to the Amnesty International Report "Chains of abuse"

The World Diamond Council (WDC) has issued a statement in response to the recently published report by Amnesty International focusing on the global diamond supply chain and the Central African Republic.  You can read the statement here.

Administrative Decision on the Central African Republic

During the Intersessional meeting in Shanghai on 9-12 June 2014, participants and Observers to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) devoted special attention to illicit trafficking of diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR).  Hereby you find a copy of the Administrative Decision on the Central African Republic which was recently adopted.

Discussing Conflict Diamonds and Reform with 2012 KP Chair Gillian A. Milovanovic.

2012 Chair Vision Statement and FAQs on updating the definition of "conflict diamond"

Participation Committee May Teleconference

Kimberley Process Participation Committee (PC) Summary record of PC Teleconference held on 3 May 2012

Participants: DRC (Chair), Angola, Canada, US, South Africa, Civil Society; Also - Representative of Cameroon

April 2012 Working Group Public Summaries

Kimberley Process Working Group on Monitoring (WGM)
Public Summary record of the Working Group Teleconference of 4 April 2012

Participants: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, European Union, India, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, World Diamond Council (WDC), Civil Society Coalition, as well as the UN Group of Experts on Côte d'Ivoire.

Meeting Ad Hoc Committee on KPCS Review in Brussels

On April 23-24, 2012, the Ad Hoc Committee on KPCS Review (CKR) met in Brussels to discuss the process of preparing recommendations for the KPCS Intersessional, based on the mandate given to the CKR through the administrative decisions adopted in Kinshasa on November 3rd 2011, namely: AD 005-2011 Amendment to Administrative Decision on the Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee for Exploring the Modalities of Enhancing of the Kimberley Process with a View to Provide Administrative Support for Its Activities and AD 006-2011 Administrative Decision on the Periodic Review of the KPCS.

Kimberley Process Featuring the KP Chair Gillian A. Milovanovic

IIP web chat on conflict diamonds in the Kimberley Process certification scheme - April 3, 2012.

You can download the full article here.

Briefing On Her Role As The Newly-Appointed Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2012

Special Briefing Gillian A. Milovanovic, Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP), Via Teleconference, Washington, DC – February 3, 2012.

You can read the article here.