The international trade of blood diamonds harms local communities.
The Kimberley Process unites governments, civil society and the diamond industry to reduce the flow of conflict diamonds by regulating the international trade in rough diamonds. Meetings to evaluate the Process are held annually and in 2018 the meeting will be in Antwerp from 18-22 June.
As Kimberley Process Chair in 2018, the European Union will focus on improvement of regional cooperation in diamond-producing regions.
To read more about the Kimberly Process, view the fact sheet here.