Botswana emerges as preferred host for KP secretariat

Globally competitive: Botswana’s nomination as the host of the Kimberley Process Secretariat would cement the country’s position as the centre of the global diamond industry
Globally competitive: Botswana’s nomination as the host of the Kimberley Process Secretariat would cement the country’s position as the centre of the global diamond industry

Botswana has emerged as the chosen candidate to host the Kimberley Process secretariat, beating other candidates such as Austria and China to a position that places the country at the centre of maintaining the global diamond industry’s image.

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, known informally as the KP, wraps up its plenary in Gaborone today (Friday) with delegates due to vote on confirming Botswana as the host of the secretariat.

On Wednesday, BusinessWeek established that a technical team of the 85-member state KP had selected Botswana as a unanimous recommendation after an extensive process over the years in which the five bidders were whittled down to two and eventually one.


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