New KP Secretariat due in January 2024

The heat of the action: The KP Plenary in session last week PIC: WORLD DIAMOND COUNCIL
The heat of the action: The KP Plenary in session last week PIC: WORLD DIAMOND COUNCIL

A brand new permanent home for the Kimberley Process is due to be opened in Gaborone in January 2024, marking the country’s ascension up the ladder of influence in the global diamond industry.

Last Friday at the end of its plenary held in Gaborone, the Kimberley Process, the global anti-conflict diamonds group backed by the United Nations, voted in favour of establishing its secretariat in Botswana.

The vote officially confirmed that the country had beaten contenders such as China and Austria to the nomination, with the race having taken several years and intensive international lobbying by all bidders.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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