February 25, 18 by Albert Robinson

(IDEX Online) – The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has renewed, through CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, its official recognition of the Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), as a body promoting and providing educational services and programs related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within the jewelry, precious metal and gemstone supply chain, in support of the UN’s development program and its Sustainable Development Goals.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


The accreditation, which renews the special UN status held by IEG that was first extended in March 2013, was confirmed at a special meeting that took place on February 21 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.


Also at the meeting, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri nominated Corrado Facco (both pictured above), IEG’s Managing Director, who also serves as the CIBJO Vice President with responsibility for CSR and sustainability, as CIBJO’s Main Representative to the United Nations. Since 2006, CIBJO has been the first and only jewelry industry association to have special consultative status with ECOSOC, and for the past five years IEG is the only trade show organizer to be so accredited at the United Nations.


IEG's accreditation is linked specifically to the activities of VICENZAORO, one of the world's leading gold and jewelry trade shows brands, which for the past five years has organized and presented a comprehensive program dedicated to promoting the values and practices of CSR and sustainability within the international jewelry industry. The most recent event was a seminar co-organized last month by IEG and CIBJO at the VICENZAORO January show in Vicenza, which focused on environmental, social and economic sustainability in the pearl and coral sectors....

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