Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition

“Civil society challenges complacency of the Kimberley Process at UN gathering in New York”

4 March, 2020 Addressing government and industry representatives in New York on November 3, at the occasion of the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on the Role of Diamonds in Fueling Conflict, the Kimberley Process (KP)...

“Conflict diamond certification scheme unable and unwilling to reform”

Today, another three-year reform cycle of the Kimberley Process came to an end without meaningful change. Participating states could only find consensus on insignificant changes to the scope and governance of the scheme. They once again failed to...

2019 Plenary New Delhi – Closing Speech by the Civil Society Coalition

“The so-called KP family has proved to be dysfunctional. After three (3) years of excruciating negotiations on reform, the KP has said this week: We agree that we don’t agree on anything substantial. The Civil Society Coalition is sure that...

“Make-or-break moment for Kimberley Process to restore faith and stop flow of blood diamonds”

For over a decade, civil society and increasingly industry observers to the Kimberley Process have been decrying how the scheme is failing to stop diamonds affected by various forms of conflict from flowing onto international markets. Now, at the...

2019 Plenary New Delhi – Opening Speech by the Civil Society Coalition

“This plenary provides the final platform and meeting of another 3-year reform cycle. We urge all participants to constructively work toward reaching a conclusion on all reform areas. ” “On Scope, I want to thank the chair of the...

2018 Annual Report

The KP CSC 2018 Annual report outlines activities of KP Civil Society Coalition members at the international, regional, national and local level in 2018. The KP CSC’s mission is to defend the rights of communities in...

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