Work hard and you will find success

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GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

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20 september 2021

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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30 august 2021

Civil Society Group supports UAE initiatives, confirms attendance at KP Plenary

25 october 2016
The UAE Kimberley Process (KP) Chair has announced that members of Civil Society will attend the KP Plenary in Dubai, on November 13-17, 2016, according to a press statement.
An official invitation was sent by the KP Chair on October 13, 2016, urging members of Civil Society Coalition to attend KP Plenary to discuss and make joint progress on industry-critical topics such as rough diamond valuation and the possibility of installing a Permanent Secretariat under the mandate of the United Nations.
Albert Kabuya Muyeba of CENADEP (Centre National D’Appui au Dévelopment et à la participation populaire) wrote: “CENADEP accepts the invitation of the KP Chair at the Plenary in November 2016 and believes that the best way to lend credibility to the KP process is by re-enlisting within the KP family to address different challenges inside, and not outside.”
In regards to 'rough diamond valuation', Muyeba stated: “CENADEP welcomes the progress of discussions around diamond valuation and the efforts made by the KP Chair to particularly address the issue of synthetic diamonds and that of the recess of the internal control systems in member countries.” Muyeba.
CENADEP also welcomed the initiative taken by the KP Chair to install a Permanent Secretariat under the mandate of the UN, a role the KP Chair has suggested be manned by an African national who has in-depth knowledge of the Kimberley Process, its regulations, the working bodies of the KPCS, and also the natural resource sector in Africa.
“We have made significant progress this year within several areas of the Kimberley Process but we need to work together - not in silos. As KP Chair, I am delighted that members of Civil Society will attend the Plenary in Dubai so that we can collaboratively bring all the work which has been done over the last nine months to a good end. Our proposal to fund the participation of additional members of the CSC at the KP Plenary stands.” said Bin Sulayem, KP Chair.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished