(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – The United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has renewed, through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, its official recognition of the Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), as a body promoting and providing educational services and programmes related to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability within the jewellery, precious metal and gemstone supply chain, in support of the UN’s development programme and its Sustainable Development Goals.
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, 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 jewellery industry association to have special consultative status with ECOSOC, and for the past five years IEG is the only trade show organiser 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 jewellery trade shows brands, which for the past five years has organized and presented a comprehensive programme dedicated to promotingthe values and practices of CSR and sustainability within the international jewellery industry. The most recent event was a seminar co-organised 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.
IEG Managing Director Corrado Facco with CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri at the United Nations