Resolutions, Declarations of the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Relevant Decisions, Resolutions and Declarations passed during the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 24-25 November 2015 in Brussels, Belgium



Council meeting boosts momentum on ACP Group future perspectives

Brussels 26 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Council of Ministers concluded its 102nd session on 25th November 2015 with a renewed commitment to ensuring the success of the upcoming 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in 2016, which will be a pivotal point for the organisation, as it undergoes a review and reorientation process to position itself as a more effective global player.

Fiji PM takes tough stance on terrorism, climate change at high level ACP meeting

Brussels 24 November 2015/ ACP: The Prime Minister of the Pacific Island nation of Fiji, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, ardently condemned the recent terrorist attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe, while also declaring a clear message to the international community on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, 24 November 2015

The Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Honourable Dr. Mamphono Kakhetla, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Lesotho, and President of the 102nd Council Session,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

May I begin by expressing how deeply honoured I am to welcome you to the ACP House for the 102nd Council Session. A special welcome to the Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, whose presence with us today signals the high esteem the Government and people of Fiji accords the ACP Group.

Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

ACP Council of Ministers convenes to discuss key development issues

Brussels 20 November 2015/ ACP: The 102nd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States convenes next week (23-25 November), bringing together officials from 79 ACP countries to take decisions on key development issues, as well as institutional matters involving the future of the organisation.

Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November 2015/ AU/UNDP/ACP: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted the launch of a new global initiative - the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme - to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector, on 9 November in Addis Ababa.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Africa Diaspora Network Europe meet with ACP Secretary General

Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: Members of the Africa Diaspora Network Europe (ADNE), led by President Ms. Marie Chantal Uwitonze, accompanied by Mr. Henri D. N’zouzi, Ms. Manel Msalmi, and Ms. Erika Kaneza met on Wednesday with the Secretary General H.E. Patrick I. Gomes and the Chef de Cabinet Amb Mamour Alieu Jagne, to discuss possibilities of collaboration on projects of mutual interest.

Tribute to ACP civil society activist Mr. Roosevelt O. King

Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat joins the global network of ACP Civil Society Forum (ACP CSF) Platform members in mourning the passing  on 9 November of Mr. Roosevelt O. King, who was recognised as a stalwart and avid representative of the ACP CSF and a tireless advocate for a more participatory role for ACP civil society under the framework of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement. 

ACP Group welcomes Sierra Leone's ebola-free status

Brussels, 11 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States welcomes the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO), announced on 7 November 2015, to declare the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ebola-free, and commends the Government and People of the Republic of Sierra Leone for their resilience under the existing national systems to stop the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country.

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