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World Diamond Council calls for support to strengthen Kimberley Process

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 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 event, discussing the Kimberley Process (KP) and strategies to advance its ongoing contributions toward peace, security and sustainable development in diamond mining communities.  This year marks the beginning of a pivotal

New York named as location for 2016 World Diamond Council AGM

The World Diamond Council (WDC) has announced that its 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City from Sept 7–9 2016. Hosted by the newly formed United States Jewelry Council (USJC), the body that brings together the views and actions of the US jewellery industry trade

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 the WDC, Fischler has been actively involved in the WDC since its inception. “I am honored to be working with president Polyakov, the WDC board of directors and our membership,” states

WFDB launches Young Diamantaires programme

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) launched an international Young Diamantaires programme at the recent 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai. The forward-looking project came out of discussions held by the WFDB’s promotion committee with the aim of promoting ongoing communications between younger diamond industry members and reaching out to new members of the

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 president of the WDC since 2015 and now succeeds  Edward Asscher whose two-year term as President concluded on May 22 2016. “I am honored to have been elected by my

WDC president calls for NGOs to engage with the KP and industry associations

The World Diamond Council (WDC) president, Edward Asscher, has outlined both considerable progress and significant challenges ahead for the diamond industry during the plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process, the United Nations-mandated forum to control the trade in rough diamonds. The annual meeting held this year in Luanda, Angola brings together more than 300 delegates

WDC names Andrey Polyakov vice president

The World Diamond Council (WDC) concluded its 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Moscow, Russia, in which the WDC Board unanimously approved Andrey Polyakov of Alrosa as vice president of the WDC. Polyakov, vice president for Arosa, fills the position left vacant by Andrew Bone’s recent retirement from De Beers and the WDC Board. Per

WDC responds to diamond focused Amnesty International report

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. In its statement, the WDC urges Amnesty International to engage with the Kimberley Process (KP) and work together with the KP participating governments, the

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