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FEATURE: Whatever happened to blood diamonds?

Back in 2006 was the release of the film Blood Diamond, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The phrase and the wider issue of blood diamonds had...

Webinar to hear experiences of communities living near diamond mines

A webinar on the topic of diamond mining and the ethics behind the industry will run today (Tuesday, 16 March). The webinar, from the Kimberley...

New guidance reveals what will happen to businesses trading in rough diamonds in no-deal...

If the UK government has not secured a way to participate in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme independently by 29 March 2019, the UK trade in rough diamonds will be frozen.

World Diamond Council calls for support to strengthen Kimberley Process

Change would expand the scope beyond rough stones that finance wars against governments and support the industry’s drive to protect consumer confidence.

Kimberley Process picks up the pace of Central African Republic exports

The Kimberley Process has announced it has halved the clearance time for exports from the Central African Republic. According to JCK Online, an American trade...

Kimberley Process discussed at United Nations headquarters

World Diamond Council (WDC) acting president Stephane Fischler joined a renowned group of executives and dignitaries at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) side...

European Union takes over Kimberley Process

The European Union (EU) has taken over the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2018. The leadership of the KP switches every year, with...

US Kimberley Process Authority director steps down

Founder and chief executive officer of Gemological Science International (GSI)), Mark Gershburg, has made the decision to step down as director of US Kimberley...

World Diamond Council appoints new vice president

The World Diamond Council (WDC) announced yesterday that the board of directors have elected Stephane Fischler as vice president. As a founding member of...

World Diamond Council appoints new president

The World Diamond Council (WDC) today announced that Andrey Polyakov has assumed the elected position of President of the WDC.   Polyakov served as vice...