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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