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EU to Chair Kimberley Process in 2018

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RAPAPORT… The Kimberley Process (KP) said the European Union (EU) will be its chair in 2018, meaning the…

Kimberley Process Re-Admits Venezuela

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RAPAPORT… Venezuela will recommence exports of rough diamonds as members of the Kimberley Process (KP) unanimously agreed to…

KP Approves Plan for UN Secretariat

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RAPAPORT… Attendees at the Kimberley Process (KP) plenary in Dubai voted in favor of a proposal to set…

KP in Membership Talks With Mozambique

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RAPAPORT…   The Kimberley Process (KP) chair met Mozambique’s President and Prime Minister to discuss the country’s bid to…

NGO Upholds Boycott of Kimberley Process

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RAPAPORT… A member of the Civil Society Coalition said it is still boycotting the Kimberley Process (KP) despite…

KP Wants Industry to Fund Civil Society Attendance

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RAPAPORT… Diamond industry members participating in Kimberley Process (KP) activities will be required to pay twice so that…

Civil Society Member Returns to KP Fold

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RAPAPORT… Non-profit group CENADEP will attend this year’s Kimberley Process (KP) plenary next month after the KP chair…

KP Proposes UN-Mandated Permanent Secretariat

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RAPAPORT… The Kimberley Process (KP) chair called for the establishment of a permanent secretariat to oversee the rehabilitation…

Second Jewelry Summit Scheduled for Tucson

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RAPAPORT… The second Jewelry Industry Summit to advance sustainability and responsible sourcing initiatives will take place January 29…

ALROSA Joins Responsible Jewellery Council

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RAPAPORT… ALROSA has signed up for the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), implying it will undergo an independent audit…