The Panama Diamond Exchange and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have agreed to join forces in providing educational programs for the gemstone and jewelry sectors in Latin America, instilling the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility. To seal the agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Panama by Eli Izhakoff, PDE’s Founding Chairman, and Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO President.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has held a meeting in London with The Right Honourable John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chairman of the ethical trade consultancy Sancroft, during which he discussed CIBJO’s educational programme for a environmentally and socially responsible jewellery industry, which was outlined at the CIBJO Congress in Moscow in May.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has been a named an Honorary Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of gemmology. The award was made by Gem-A President Harry Levy during the association’s graduation ceremony at Goldsmith’s Hall in London on November 3.
Noting the responsibility of the greater jewellery industry towards society, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has recognized the need of African diamond producing countries to leverage their natural resources into sustainable economic development for their countries’ citizens. He was speaking during the opening day of the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare.
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) will hold a champagne reception on Sunday, August 31, at the 2014 International Jewellery London trade show, in celebration of the upcoming launch of the association’s new course in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for the jewellery professional, which it developed in conjunction with CIBJO and its educational arm, the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), and Branded Trust.
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has addressed the High Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York, and in his presentation stressed the commitment of both CIBJO and the international jewellery sector to assisting the United Nations meet its development goals.
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2015 annual congress in Salvador, Brazil, May 4-6, 2015, with pre-congress meetings on May 2 and May 3. Salvador is the capital of the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia.