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WDC Issues Definition of Conflict Diamonds
The World Diamond Council (WDC) has released its proposed new Kimberley Process (KP) definition of conflict
News Nov 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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NGOs Slam Industry’s Human-Rights Efforts
Civil-society groups have lashed out at the diamond trade over its apparent leniency in preventing human-rights abuses
News Nov 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expanded definition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process
News Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Everything Changes, Some Things Stay the Same
The diamond and jewelry trade tends to be reactive rather than proactive. That was clear during the
Analysis Nov 08, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Violence Limiting CAR Diamond Exports
Continued violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is making it impossible for the nation to develop its diamond
News Oct 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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CIBJO Urges Diamond Consultation with FTC
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has proposed it work with other industry groups to consult with the
News Oct 23, 2018 David Brough
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KP Addresses Conflict-Diamond Definition
The Kimberley Process (KP) discussed plans for a reform agenda at its intersessional meeting in Antwerp last week,
News Jun 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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WDC Raises Ethical Sourcing with US Govt.
The World Diamond Council (WDC) addressed the US State Department last week for the first time
News Jun 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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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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Parikh Returns to AWDC President Role
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has appointed Nishit (Bali) Parikh president, a position he held from
News Feb 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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New Guidelines Clarify: ‘Diamond’ Means ‘Natural’
Leading groups in the diamond and jewelry sectors have collaborated to publish a universal standard to use when referring
News Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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Shmuel Schnitzer Steps Down as IDI Head
Shmuel Shnitzer has left his post as chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI). The IDI board
News Jan 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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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
Female Miner
Diamonds Do Good: Sharing the Wealth
Standing in the entrance to Kiran Hospital in Surat, India, Govindbhai Dholokia beams with pride as he gestures toward the
Features Dec 11, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Stephane Fischler
WDC Members to Meet in Dubai
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will hold its 13th annual general meeting in Dubai, the organization
News Jul 26, 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
Andrey Polyakov
Ex-WDC President Polyakov to Exit Alrosa
Alrosa vice president Andrey Polyakov will leave the company after 13 years, the miner said Thursday.
News Jul 02, 2017 Rapaport News
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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
WDC
WDC to Meet in NYC for September AGM
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will hold its next annual general meeting in New York in September.
News Aug 07, 2016 Rapaport News
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