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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

OACPS escalates action on unilateral publication of EU Blacklist

Brussels, 03 July 2020/OACPS: As the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) seek to finalise their new 20+ year Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement,  the President-in-Office of the OACPS, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, has written a letter to condemn the unilateral publication of the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Blacklist  to H.E. Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council,  H.E. Mrs Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC) and H.E. Mr.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the presidential elections in the Republic of Malawi

Brussels, 01 July 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, commends the Government and People of the Republic of Malawi for the smooth and peaceful elections, which were held on June 23, 2020.

Statement from the Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Brussels, 30 June 2020/OACPS: At a time when our world is facing unprecedented challenges, the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) congratulates the Federal Republic of Germany as it assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the 13th time since the signing of the Treaties of Rome in 1957.  This makes it the only country which has held the mantle of leadership for the EU Council this many times. Without doubt, the 2020 German Presidency and the EU will benefit from the stable guidance of H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor for the past 15 years.

On MSME Day, OACPS Secretary-General reaffirms the Secretariat's committment to supporting the Private Sector

Brussels, 26 June 2020/OACPS: Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, in his welcome comments to a webinar organised in the context of World MSME Day, reaffirmed the commitment of the OACPS Secretariat to support the private sector. 

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the Election of the Republic of Kenya to the Non-Permanent Seat of the UNSC

Brussels, 23 June 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, congratulates H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Government and People of the Republic of Kenya on Kenya’s election to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). This victory attests to the confidence Members of the UN have in the leadership and Government of the Republic of Kenya and its ability to champion the objectives of peace, conflict resolution and security for all.

OACPS Information Dissemination Event for FO4ACP Programme and the ABC Fund, calls for greater consideration of regional skills in the Caribbean

Brussels, 17 June 2020/OACPS:  The Caribbean Region highlighted the importance of working with local organisations during an Information Dissemination Event for the Caribbean Region, on the Farmers’ Organisation for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (FO4ACP) Programme and the Agri–Business Capital (ABC) Fund, hosted by  the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Joint Statement by the Co-Presidents of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on urgent, global actions in response to COVID–19 Pandemic

Brussels, 19 June 2020/OACPS: The Co-Presidents of the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Mr Carlos Zorrinho and Mr Faumina Liuga, express their concern over the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has to the socio-economic situation of the Members of the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Burundi

Brussels, 16 June 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, congratulates the Government and people of the Republic of Burundi for the smooth and peaceful elections, which took place on May 22 2020.

The Secretary-General congratulates the President Elect, H.E. Major General Evariste Ndayishimiye, on his accession to the Presidency of the Republic of Burundi, and takes this opportunity to pay homage to the late President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Future Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States/EU Partnership: “Post-Cotonou” negotiations resume at ministerial level

   Brussels, 12 June 2020/OACPS/EU: The EU and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific Sates (OACPS), formerly named the ACP Group of States, resumed talks today at the highest political level, a first since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with th

ACP-EU Culture Programme launches new idea incubator and exchange platform

Brussels, 9 May 2020/ACP:  Launched by the European Commission (EC) and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) in the framework of the ACP-EU Culture programme, CultureXchange is an online platform which aims to be an incubator of ideas and projects and a hub where stakeholders from the cultural and creative sector can connect, meet, interact and exchange.


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