Shopping Cart (0)
My Diamonds (0)
My Jewelry (0)
My Diamond Pairs (0)
Last Visited Products
By  , Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Liberia,diamonds

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia says her country does not deserve continued United Nations-imposed diamond sanctions.

The U.N. Security Council first imposed wide-ranging sanctions on Liberia in May of 2001, after reports that the West African country’s natural resources were fueling conflict in the region. On June 20, 2006 the United Nations lifted Liberia sanctions on timber, but diamond sanctions were extended.

President Sirleaf maintains that her country is addressing all concerns related to these sanctions and has made great strides in conflict-free diamond development initiatives. Her comments were made during a three-day "diamonds for development" event hosted by Liberia's ministry of mines and energy. Allafrica.com reports that Aliou Diallo of the Mano River Union and Dan Smith of International Alert were among speakers at the event who challenged Liberia to adopt measures to bolster her economy with the resources of her diamond industry.

In New York, U.N. Secretary general Kofi Annan reappointed the panel of experts who assess the impact of diamond sanctions on Liberia on June 29. Arthur Blundell of Canada serves as the chairman of the panel which includes four members from France, India, Sierra Leone, and the United Kingdom. The panel's assessments will be in effect through December 21, 2006.


 

For more specific questions ask our experts
Live chat by BoldChat

Continue shopping at Whiteflash.com

  • Follow Us
  • Sign up for our Newsletter:
    Whiteflash rating :
    4.80 Rating based on 4253 reviews. Read all testimonials
  • Contact Us
    Give us feedback Give us feedback
    info@whiteflash.com
    Telephone 1-877-612-6770
    Outside USA 1-832-252-6770
    2150 Town Square Pl
    #330
    Sugar Land,
    TX 77479 USA
    Winner of the 2015 BBB Pinnacle Award
    Best Jeweler in Houston, Texas
x

Welcome to Whiteflash!

We cordially invite our Houston area clients to visit our beautiful boutique style showroom for a very special experience. Come see our A CUT ABOVE® diamonds and designer engagement rings in person and meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff of jewelry professionals.

Book your appointment now by visiting our Showroom Page where you can schedule your visit and learn more about the special venue we have created for our Houston area clients