U.S. Losses KP Vice-Chairmanship BidMarch 01, 11
(IDEX Online News) - 2011 started with a new Kimberley Process Chair, but without a vice chair. The
According to a letter sent by Chairman Mathieu Yamba of the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21 countries supported the
The delay in electing a vice-chair started with a
Traditionally, the vice-chair succeeds the chair on the following year. This gives the number two, usually a government official, a chance to learn the ropes before taking the lead. The new situation is a first for KP, operating without a vice-chair, and without a candidate for the 2012 chairmanship.