Conflict Diamond Links for the Jewelry Industry

GENERAL BACKGROUND

The Global Policy Forum’s archives of links, articles, and government and United Nations reports on the “conflict diamond” issue


Text of the January 2000 “White House Diamond Conference” on “Technologies For Identification and Certification”

RESOURCES FOR JEWELERS

Fact sheet from Jewelers of America


Guidance from the Diamond Promotion Service

INDUSTRY LINKS

Extensive links and information from the industry body working on the issue

J.F. Jolis – Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Trade

More information from the Antwerp’s HRD, the Belgian industry group

De Beers’ view of the issue

MEDIA REPORTING

The “Financial Times” series on diamonds and conflict

Excerpts from the “Prime Time Live” segment on the issue

Transcript of “60 Minutes” piece on “diamonds,” which includes segment on “conflict” issue


“World News Tonight” piece on “making diamonds ethical”

REPORTS FROM GOVERNMENT, THE UNITED NATIONS AND RELATED GROUPS

US AID report on diamonds and Sierra Leone


From the State Dept, a “fact sheet” on U.S. initiatives on “conflict diamonds”

World Bank study on the “Economic Causes of Conflict” — including diamonds

The latest report from the United Nations Security Council Monitoring Mechanism for sanctions against UNITA


The United Nations expert panel findings on sanctions against rebels in Sierra Leone


Also known as the “Fowler report,” this is the first (March 2000) U.N. Security Council panel report on sanctions against Angolan rebels

CONGRESSIONAL LINKS

Site for Rep. Tony Hall, D-Ohio

Site for Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va

Site for Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga.

NGO LINKS

www.globalwitness.org

Amnesty USA


Physicians for Human Rights


World Vision