THE KIMBERLY PROCESS
The Kimberley Process (KP) is a joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds – rough diamonds used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments.
It was created following the initiative of South Africa. The very first meeting of the Kimberly Process was hosted by South Africa more than 10 years ago. Marina Shatalov worked as a Russian-English simultaneous interpreter at this historical meeting and at a number of other Kimberley meetings hosted by the RSA.
19-22 November 2013 the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme gathered in Johannesburg for the 11th Plenary meeting. Over 500 delegated represented nearly 50 countries, Civil societies and NGOs and spent 4 busy days in discussions of crucial problems connected with illegal diamonds flow.