WDC Acting President call on attendees at KP Intersessional to embrace KP reform process

In a speech planned for later today, Stephane Fischler, Acting President of the WDC, is expected to reiterate the need for KP review and reform in the areas of scope of conflict diamonds, KPCS minimum standards, and long term implementation of KPCS directives via a Permanent Secretariat.

World Diamond Council System of Warranties enters public review period

The reforms establish a new level of adherence for members and call on users of SoW statements to ensure their trading activities maintain strict adherence of universally accepted principles on human and labor rights, anticorruption and anti-money laundering.

WDC speaks for first time to U.S. State Department officials on responsible diamond sourcing

The Executive Director of the Workd Diamond Council (WDC), Marie-Chantal Kaninda, today addressed U.S. State Department officials and civil society members on the topic of responsible diamond sourcing and the Kimberley Process.

World Diamond Council meets with Kimberley Process stakeholders in the DRC

The meetings primarily focused on two topics: the support from the DRC in regard to KP reform and establishment of the Permanent Secretariat, and the process of formalization, registration and traceability of the artisanal miners in the DRC.

WDC expresses supports for OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains

“The World Diamond Council is committed to establishing a sustainable and safe environment for mining communities, and we believe the OECD DDG assurance process is a critical factor for advancing that vision,” said WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler.

World Diamond Council to participate at OECD forum on responsible mineral supply chains

This is the first year that the WDC will speak at this important event. The 2018 Forum on responsible mineral supply chains is being held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France from April 17-20, 2018.

World Diamond Council Executive Director speaks at Africa-Belgium Business Week 2018 forum

Marie-Chantal Kaninda served as the president of the fifth edition of the ABBW, a forum organized by Africa Rise, a Belgium-based organization that aims to facilitate contact between European businesses and their African counterparts to promote Africa’s economic and social emergence.

WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler addresses side event at UN General Assembly meeting

The side event in New York was entitled “The Kimberley Process, sustaining peace and achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: the diamond industry as a model for transforming lives.”

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