Question: What is the United States expecting from the Kimberley Process meeting? What are the goals?
Answer: In June, members of the Kimberley Process (KP) came to Washington to discuss how we could continue the work to improve and modernize the KP. This week, more than 340 delegates from 70 countries, plus industry and civil society, at the U.S. State Department for the 10th annual meeting of the KP. We have come back together to finish the first set of these critical discussions, and to take concrete next steps to what we want to achieve:
Stakeholders around the world – from workers to local communities in producing countries to civil society to consumers – are striving to ensure that the trade in rough diamonds does not fuel conflict in the way that, sadly, we have seen in the past.