UN adopts resolution on 'blood diamonds' UN adopts resolution on 'blood diamonds'

UN adopts resolution on 'blood diamonds'

UN adopts resolution on 'blood diamonds'

The UN adopted a resolution on Wednesday on diamonds mined in war zones. The initiative comes in a context dominated by geopolitical tensions which endanger the Kimberley process.

This mechanism requires that diamonds be free of any link to conflict. Russia, however, accuses the West of wanting to put a stop to this mechanism.

"Unfortunately, driven by the notion of their own exceptionalism, representatives of Western countries have decided to sabotage a whole series of international cooperations in the global diamond sector to serve their own geopolitical interests. This is the third year in a row that the process "The Kimberley region is under unprecedented pressure from a select group of countries incapable of transforming the process into another instrument for exerting pressure on sovereign states," said Alexander Repkin, Russian Federation Deputy Director of the Department of Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Eighty-two governments signed up to the process. Today, 99.8% of diamonds sold worldwide come from conflict-free sources.

"The reason we support this draft resolution is that it aims to combat insecurity fueled by conflict diamonds. We are convinced that this resolution is a necessary measure to promote state sovereignty, the eradication of poverty, conflict prevention and eliminating demand for conflict diamonds from legitimate trade, which are the main objectives of the Kimberley Process,'' said Hussein Athuman Kattanga, Permanent Representative of Tanzania to the United Nations .

Before this globally recognized certification system, blood diamonds represented up to 15% of the global diamond market, according to the United Nations.

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    The leader of the Afghan Taliban issues a statement in 7 languages ​​after an audio recording and flogging and stoning of women and men
    April 07, 2024
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban issues a statement in 7 languages ​​after an audio recording and flogging and stoning of women and men

    On Saturday, in a statement, the leader of the Afghan Taliban movement, Hibatullah Akhundzada, called on officials in the movement to put aside their differences and devote themselves to serving their country, as Eid al-Fitr approaches.

    It seems that public opposition within the Taliban is unlikely, but some leaders in the movement have shown dissatisfaction with decisions taken by the leadership, especially the ban on female education.

    Akhundzada, a reclusive leader who rarely leaves the Taliban stronghold in Kandahar province in the south of the country, and never appears in public, has played a major role in imposing restrictions on women and girls, sparking international outrage and isolating the Taliban on the global stage.

    Akhundzada's message was distributed in seven languages, including Uzbek and Turkmen, and is an attempt by the Taliban to court the rich Central Asian countries for investment, and to give legitimacy to the country's rule.

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