WDC President: Kimberley Process Must Remain Inclusive

World Diamond Council president Eli Izhakoff said the Kimberley Process must remain inclusive to succeed in an address to the 2010 Plenary Meeting of the Kimberley Process that opened in Jerusalem Nov. 1.

“The Kimberely Process works because all participants remain convinced that it is better to remain engaged in the certification system rather than opt out,” said Izhakoff.

Izhakoff also reiterated the changes recommended by the World Diamond Council at this past summer’s Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process.  Those changes include streamlining the KP’s decision making process, employing a permanent, professional staff, and engaging in full transparency. 

The full text of Izhakoff’s speech can be found here