Monthly Archives: February 2010

Kimberly Process and Trade Diamond

Do you still remember the Blood Diamond movie (2006), starring Leonardo DiCaprio? The story is about the portrait of the diamond trade and conflict a civil war in Sierra Leone, Africa in 1999. As an area that have many diamond, ironically Africa has become an arena of conflict of interest. Western countries has exploitated the diamond mines in those region. As a result, though endowed with the wealth of the rich diamond mines, diamond sales have no effect on improving the welfare of African people. That funds from the sale of diamonds used to finance the war and ongoing conflict.

Indonesia’s Role in ASEAN

Agreed with the ASEAN Charter on December 15, 2008, the ASEAN become a new regional organization, with a clear rule of law and have legal personality.

With motto one vision, one identity, one community, ASEAN continued to move toward the establishment of an ASEAN Community 2015.