The Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) will be hosted by India from 17th to 21st June 2019 in Mumbai.
Beside this, two special forums regarding Diamond Terminology and Artisanal Mining – Small Steps to Larger Outcomes, will be held during the Intersessional.
India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with Russian Federation as Vice Chair.
Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, has been designated as KP Chair 2019 and Rupa Dutta, Economic Adviser, Department of Commerce, is India’s KP Focal Point.
Source: Press Information Bureau
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO/ADO Mains 2019:
- The Kimberley Processis a joint initiative involving Government, international diamond industry and civil society to stem the flow of Conflict Diamonds.
- KPCS has 55 members representing 82 countries including EU with 28 members.