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Your Questions About The Kimberley Process Answered


Questions About The Kimberley Process?
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST 
Ambassador Gillian A. Milovanovic, the current chair of the Kimberley Process on behalf of the United States, will host an on-the-record web chat about certification. 
The goal of the Web chat is to discuss the Kimberley Process, how it works, what it has achieved, and how it plans to move forward.
 
To join the event, go to  http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/

Questions can be submitted both during the chat and prior to it.

Ambassador Milovanovic, KP Chair

Since the Kimberley Process launched its Certification Scheme in January 2003, much has been achieved. The KP helped bring improved governance and transparency to the trade, in countries that were previously marked by conflict, such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Angola. The KP then helped enable improvements in diamond sector governance and monitoring in the vast range of producing, trading, and consuming countries. The KP directed the collection of detailed statistics on the rough diamond trade that were simply unobtainable before the KP’s existence. The KP continues to facilitate the development of detailed diamond footprints in producing countries. The U.S. is now spearheading a unique collaboration of geologists and rights’ monitors who will monitor artisanal diamond production in Guinea.

full statement at: Kimberley Process  


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