Find Out How the Kimberley Process Has Failed Zimbabwe

The following article appears courtesy of Gemological Institute of America’s GIA Insider

Intellectual Property: Gemological Institute of America

Do you understand what is going on in Zimbabwe with the Kimberley Process? If not, then you should make sure to sign up for GIA’s new Continuing Education Recognition Program. GIA Senior Industry Analyst Russell Shor lays bare the limitations of the Kimberley Process, as exposed by the brutal dictatorship of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.
 
Shor reveals that the Kimberley Process – created by the diamond trade in 2003 to combat the taint of “blood diamonds”  and curtail the financing of rebel movements with diamonds – did nothing to stop a so-called legitimate government from trafficking in diamonds awash in innocent blood. Mugabe has unleashed his military on impoverished diggers of the Marange diamond region and the world has been helpless to do anything to prevent him and his minions from making profits from their thuggery.  
 
Watch as Shor examines how the dire situation came about, raises troubling questions about institutional and corporate weakness in the face of it, and concludes with a call to action for anyone with a stake in the future of the diamond industry.

The web-based continuing education program is available for GIA graduates who hold a Graduate Gemologist or Gemologist diploma. It features videos, images and online lectures as well as access to GIA’s vast media library and eLearning gemology courses, discussion boards and online chats with industry experts.

 
Find out more about GIA’s Continuing Education Recognition Program. You can also contact the GIA Alumni Association at (760) 603-4145 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (760) 603-4145      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or by emailing alumni@gia.edu.
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