Milan, Italy—A statement on sustainable development produced by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, was one of a select few to be published by the office of the United Nations Secretary General in connection with the U.N.’s current forum on sustainability. Of the more than 5,400 NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are affiliated with the UN Economic and Social Council; only 179 had their statements published. One of those was CIBJO’s. CIBJO became the first and only jewelry industry organization in ECOSOC when it received special consultative status in 2006.
“CIBJO remains committed to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, and to furthering this objective through the leadership, educational activities, and other services that it provides globally within the greater jewelry industry, along its full value chain, from the mining regions through to the retail markets,” the statement read in part. More specifically, it obligates itself to sustained action within its sector and among its stakeholders during the final 10 years of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
CIBJO’s also addressed the coronavirus pandemic and its impact in communities dependent upon revenues generated by jewelry, precious metals, and gemstones.
Click here to download a full copy of the CIBJO statement to the ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.