Two forums on terminology and artisanal mining are scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the intersessional meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP), which is taking place in Mumbai until June 21.
Around 300 delegates from the Indian government and other participating countries, as well as the global industry and civil society are attending the five-day meet. India, as current chair of the KP, is tasked to oversee the implentation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme or KPCS.
Working group and committee meetings are also scheduled throughout the duration of the event. The two forums are focused on Diamond Terminology and Artisanal Mining – Small Steps to Larger Outcomes, respectively.
At present, KPCS has 55 members, representing 82 countries including the European Union. The Kimberley Process is a joint initiative among governments, international diamond industry players and civil society aimed at curbing the trade of conflict diamonds.
Working groups and committees converge twice a year during intersessional and plenary meetings organised by the KP Chair.
The KP plenary meeting is scheduled for November 11 to 15 in New Delhi.