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Kimberley Process Begins Two-Year Review
The Kimberley Process (KP) has entered a two-year review of its operations, enabling the organization to evaluate current
News Mar 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Zimbabwe Group to Lead KP Civil Society
The Civil Society Coalition (CSC) of the Kimberley Process (KP) has appointed the Zimbabwe Environmental Law
News Mar 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Is the New Kid on the Blockchain
Last month, dozens gathered in midtown Manhattan to learn more about De Beers’ Diamond Blockchain Initiative — a project that
News Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Heebner
Jewelers Respond to NGO’s Claims
Jewelers Hit Back at Human Rights Watch
Jewelers dismissed a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which claimed companies and the Responsible Jewellery Council
News Feb 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Human Rights Watch Jewelry 150
Jewelers’ Ethical Sourcing Below Par, Report Says
Jewelry and watch companies need to increase efforts to ensure their supply chains are free of human-rights abuses,
News Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast: Episode 2
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast: Episode 2
In the second edition of In the Loupe, Rapaport’s editorial team discusses blockchain, omni-channel retail, and the debatable
News Jan 28, 2018 Rapaport News
KP Names 2018 Chair 150
Hilde Hardeman Is New KP Chair
Hilde Hardeman will be the chair of the Kimberley Process for 2018, the European Commission (EC) has
News Jan 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Federica Mogherini Kimberley Process EU
EU Becomes Kimberley Process Chair
The European Union (EU) has taken over the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2018,
News Jan 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Joanne Lebert Impact
Non-Profit Quits Kimberley Process
Impact, a Canada-based non-profit organization, is leaving the Kimberley Process (KP), claiming the scheme is ineffective in policing the
News Dec 17, 2017 Rapaport News
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Global Witness Urges Trade to Improve CAR Checks
Global Witness has called on diamond buyers to step up their due diligence when trading with the Central
News Jul 12, 2017 Rapaport News
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CAR Claims Diamond Smuggling Slowing
The Central African Republic (CAR) defended itself recently against allegations that dealers were smuggling rough
News Jul 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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Global Rough Trading Jumps in 2016
Global rough-diamond trading grew last year amid an increase in average prices, according to data the Kimberley Process
News Jul 05, 2017 Rapaport News
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Diamond Production Value Down Last Year
Global rough-diamond production fell by value for the second consecutive year as output declined in the two largest
News Jul 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Global Witness CAR
Global Witness Warns of CAR Diamond Smuggling
Smugglers are using social-media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp to get diamonds out of the Central African
News Jun 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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Blockchain Verification Being Tested in Singapore
The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) is testing blockchain technology as a way to authenticate ownership of diamonds, noting the
News Jun 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Maryam Al Hashemi - UAE KP
Al Hashemi to Head KP Participation Committee
The United Arab Emirates’ representative at the Kimberley Process (KP), Maryam Al Hashemi, has been appointed to chair
News Mar 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Marie-Chantal Kaninda World Diamond Council WDC
World Diamond Council Names New Head
The World Diamond Council (WDC) appointed Marie-Chantal Kaninda as executive director, effective March 1. Kaninda (pictured) will
News Feb 28, 2017 Rapaport News
Bin Sulyame UN Assembly KP
UN Urges Wider Kimberley Process Participation
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution that called for greater participation in the Kimberley
News Feb 05, 2017 Rapaport News
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KP to Audit CAR Diamond Stockpiles
The Kimberley Process (KP) is seeking a forensic auditor to comb through diamond stockpiles in the Central African Republic
News Dec 20, 2016 Rapaport News
Jerry Ehrenwald IGI
IGI Chief Jerry Ehrenwald Elected USKPA Director
The U.S. Kimberley Process Authority (USKPA) elected International Gemological Institute (IGI) president and chief executive
News Dec 19, 2016 Rapaport News
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