It is premature to discuss the results of the election, which will be announced in due course. Nonetheless, I thought it worthwhile to highlight the process, so as illustrate the structure of WDC, and more specifically to demonstrate how we are empowered to represent the full complement of the diamond supply chain, as they say from mine to retail jeweler.
War, in any form or for any reason, always has had a catastrophic impact on the people concerned. This is true of the Ukraine conflict and the world has clearly expressed its deep sympathy for the country’s inhabitants. War also can significantly upend businesses and their strategies, both locally and globally.
Conflict resolution is not only a primary goal of the Kimberley Process. It is also a means for achieving another key objective, which is creating the conditions necessary for sustainable economic and social development, most often in very regions where artisanal and small-scale diamond miners are active.
As my career attests, women are not only its consumers, but active participants in the industry as well. I have had the privilege of meeting and interacting with them – interesting entrepreneurs and professionals of the gem and jewelry industry value chain, from the mines to the retail outlets.
My Name is Molefi Letsiki, and I am a diamantaire. I make this statement proudly, because just a few decades ago, as a black boy living in South Africa, I could never have said that, nor for a long time could I have even worked as a diamond polisher.
The World Diamond Council welcomes three new members into its ranks.
The World Diamond Council (WDC) mourns the untimely loss of Sanjay Shah, a serving member of its Board of Directors, who passed away in New York on April 29, 2022.
As it does every two years, the World Diamond Council is currently conducting elections for its Board of Directors, this time for nine open director positions.
The WDC, an American Association incorporated in the State of Delaware has ended ALROSA PJSC’s membership effective April 8th 2022.
The special session considered the topics of natural resources, peaceful societies and sustainable development, with a focus on lessons from the Kimberley Process