What is the
Kimberley Process?

The Kimberley Process (KP) unites administrations, civil societies, and industry in reducing the flow of conflict diamonds - ‘rough diamonds used to finance wars against governments’ - around the world.

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  • Process

  • The KP unites 85 countries around the world

  • The KP observers include the World Diamond Council representing the diamond industry

  • The KP is underpinned by the United Nations mandate

  • The KP is backed by the leading civil organisations.


The KP has been active for 21 years


Participants of the KP are responsible for stemming 99.8% of the global production of conflict diamonds


The KP supports a worldwide membership


United Arab Emirates

The chair oversees the implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and operations of the working groups, committees and administration that activate the KP.

Maintaining its focus in the face of today’s global challenges, The KP enables nations, governments and organisations to share their expertise and insights, and to have a positive, long-term impact on the trade in conflict diamonds and the lives of people in genuine need.

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The KP
In Action

Collaboration helps members to make more of an impact than when standing alone.

Community agreement and action protects societies around the world.

Enforcement allows member nations disrupt conflict trade across geographical borders.

Innovation keeps members at the forefront of the fight to better lives.

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