WDC Members Making a Difference: Rebuilding shattered lives in Mirny

The mission of the Kharyskhal Rehabilitation Center is to restore a semblance of normalcy for young people whose lives have been shattered by domestic abuse, alcoholic parents and deprivation, a problem common to any urban area in the world.

WDC focuses on strengthening scope of Kimberley Process during 2019 AGM in Antwerp

Members of the World Diamond Council (WDC) assembled in Antwerp, Belgium, on October 2 and 3, 2019, for the organization’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The proceedings were dominated by discussions about the pending conclusion of the Kimberley Process’ review and reform process, and the related call by WDC and others that it includes a strengthening of the scope of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).

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WDC releases statement about rough diamond exports eminating from from the Central African Republic

In light of recent media reports about the trade in rough diamonds associated with the ongoing civil conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), the World Diamond Council (WDC) has reiterated its call to members of the industry to practice the utmost caution when considering the purchase of goods that are known to have originated or are suspected to have originated in the CAR.

Optimizing the diamond’s potential: a global movement of people using business as a force for good

Next week, on October 2 and 3, representatives of the members of our organization, which are associations and companies from across the diamond and jewelry industries, will gather in Antwerp for the Annual General Meeting of the World Diamond Council (WDC). It is being hosted by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).

WDC release 25-09-2019

World Diamond Council membership gathering in Antwerp for Annual General Meeting, October 2 and 3

Members of the World Diamond Council (WDC) will be traveling to Antwerp, Belgium, for the organization’s Annual General Meeting, scheduled to take place October 2 and 3, 2019. The yearly gathering of the WDC membership will provide the opportunity to review the position of the diamond and jewelry industry regarding the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, less than two months before the KP ends its current reform and review cycle.

Message from the WDC President: A tribute to Marie-Chantal Kaninda

Marie-Chantal’s influence on the WDC has been profound. As a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a veteran of the African mining sector, she brought to the position a sensibility and intuitive understanding that was particularly important to an organization such as ours.

A fond adieu and a tribute to the World Diamond Council

I write these words with a sense of sadness, because bidding farewell to family is always painful, but also with feelings of pride and accomplishment. After more than two years of service as Executive Director of the World Diamond Council (WDC), the time has come for me to move on.

WDC membership to gather for 2019 Annual General Meeting in Antwerp in October

Formally, WDC AGMs provide the forum at which the organization’s officers report on the association’s activities within the context of the Kimberley Process (KP), its finances and its plans for the coming year.