The United Republic of Tanzania holds ACP Presidency for the period 1 February – 1 August 2014. During this period, H.E Dr Diodorus Kamala chairs the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, a decision-making organ of the Group that reports to the Council of Ministers.
Brussels, 14 April 2014/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat finalised an agreement with the European Commission to initiate a call for proposals aimed at enhancing competitiveness, value addition, and viability of the African cotton value chains, so as to maximize their impact on the incomes of producers.
The call for proposals – to be launched within the coming weeks – is financed by the European Development Fund (EDF) and is part of the “Support Programme For The Consolidation Of The EU- Africa Partnership On Cotton”.
Montpellier, 14 April 2014/ ACP Sugar Group: Upon an invitation from CIRAD, a delegation representing the ACP Sugar Subcommittee, as well as the ACP Secretariat, undertook a study tour of the CIRAD facilities in Montpellier, France on the 8th April 2014. The ACP Research Programme Coordinating Unit facilitated the study tour.
Suva, Fiji, 10 April 2014/ FL/ PN: Fiji's Trade Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called on Pacific ACP Trade Ministers to remain firm and united ahead of talks with the European Union (EU) for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Brussels, 10 April 2014/ ACP: A year shy of its 40th anniversary, having spent decades working to lift its people out of poverty, the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) – the largest intergovernmental association of developing countries in existence – is undergoing a period of profound self-review.
by Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet
This is a summarised version of a public lecture delivered to the Annual Congress of the National Economics Students Association of (NESA) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on Wednesday 12th March 2014.
Today, Rwanda and the entire international community is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide that took place in that country in 1994. The memory of this unspeakable tragedy continues to haunt our collective memory and constantly reminds us of the absolute need to remain vigilant in the face of the risk, not yet definitively eliminated, of reliving such inhumane acts based on an unjustified hatred of your fellowman.