KP focuses on reforms as Russia debate flops

Presiding: President Mokgweetsi Masisi has championed Botswana’s diamonds for development campaign PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Presiding: President Mokgweetsi Masisi has championed Botswana’s diamonds for development campaign PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Members of the Kimberley Process who met in Kasane this week have shifted their focus to formulating a reform agenda for the organisation, after a proposal to debate Russia’s invasion of Ukraine failed following a four-hour stand-off.

Russia, the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds, is a member of the Kimberley Process, together with Ukraine and more than 80 others who comprise producing nations, major markets, industry bodies and civic society monitoring groups.

The two-decade-old Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, known commonly as 'the KP' is the world’s top anti-conflict diamonds organisation, backed by the United Nations through a resolution of its General Assembly.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

That is indeed a welcome development, especially looking at the fact that the manual way of doing things is slowly disappearing and competency in the use of computers and other digital gadgets has become a must.The simple way of looking at it is just an example that almost all companies have gone completely digital and school leavers will be better placed after leaving school, because they will already be familiar with the use of computers.The...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up