Thanks to the Kimberley Process, most of the rough diamonds traded worldwide are reportedly conflict-free today. But there is still room for improvement. Belgium - diamond country par excellence - insists that an enlargement of the definition of conflict diamonds is necessary to keep the organization fit for purpose.
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23 NovDidier Reynders pleads for a continued commitment of the Kimberley Process to strengthen the fight against conflict diamondsPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders calls for a continued commitment to strengthen the Kimberley Process (KP) and to extend the definition of conflict diamonds. "Belgium is satisfied with the progress made by the Kimberley Process during its plenary meeting in New Delhi last week. Our country will keep working to extend the definition of conflict diamonds. This is indeed crucial to keep leading a credible and efficient fight against conflict diamonds."
23 JanPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Didier Reynders is pleased that the European Union will assume the rotating chairmanship of the Kimberley Process (KP) this year. He also thanks Australia as the outgoing chair, for its efforts in launching the reform cycle of the KP during its term.
13 NovPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders will open tomorrow in the Egmont Palace in Brussels the first “African Diamond Conference”.
22 NovPress release
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the decision that the European Union will chair the Kimberley Process in 2018.