Brussels Briefings #42: Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development

Brussels, 28 August 2015/ CTA/ ACP: The next Brussels Briefing on the subject of “Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development” will take place on Thursday 17 September 2015 from 9:00h to 13:00h at the ACP Secretariat (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Room C ).

New Chairperson and Bureau for ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Some members of the Incoming and Outgoing Bureaus of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, including the new Chairperson H.E. Mrs Mpeo Mahase Moiloa, Ambassador of Lesotho (centre, in purple) with the outgoing Chairman Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy to her left and ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes to the right.

ACP Fisheries Ministers adopt roadmap to boost ACP economies through sustainable fisheries & aquaculture management

Brussels, 24 July 2015: The 4th meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture was held at ACP House in Brussels (Belgium), from 22 to 23 July 2015, preceded by a meeting of senior fisheries officials on 20 and 21 July.

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Statement by the Secretary General at the 4th Meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries, 22 July 2015, Brussels.


I am delighted to welcome you to the fourth meeting of the ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture being held here at the ACP Secretariat. I particularly welcome the Honourable Ministers who are joining us today for this segment of after your officials have done such extensive work despite it being a holiday yesterday.

Please feel at home here in Brussels, here at your House amongst the ACP family.

ACP Ambassadors' visit highlights EIB role in financing for development

Brussels, 17 July 2015/ ACP:  Brussels-based Ambassadors and representatives of the ACP countries visited the European Investment Bank headquarters in Luxembourg, to discuss the Bank’s activities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, which are ultimately aimed at lifting people from poverty while promoting sustainable economic development.

ACP, FAO, CTA make a joint call in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, 15 July 2015/ ACP: A high-level panel on Investments and Agribusiness for Food and Nutrition Security: Public and Private Sector Coordination took place in the margin of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015).

Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Brussels, 15 July, 2015/ UNDP/ ACP: The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Workshop on small-scale mining

“Capacity development of mineral institutions and of small-scale private sector operating in low-value minerals in ACP countries”

15-16 July, 2015, Brussels



ACP Group position on the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14 July 2015/ ACP: A team led by the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Dr. Patrick Gomes is currently attending the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-17 July.

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