PHOTO OF THE DAY: Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire calls on ACP chief

The Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, H.E Daniel Kablan Duncan presents gift of appreciation to ACP Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes.

ACP-EU Microfinance wraps up 5 years promoting better financial services for the poor

Brussels 30 April, 2015/ ACPEU MF/ ACP: After five years dedicated to building inclusive financial systems in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the ACP-EU Microfinance programme held its final event today to review results, share lessons and look at future prospects of financial inclusion.

Opening statement by the Secretary General at the Expo 2015 Milan workshop, co-organised with the Italian Repressention to the EU, 28 April 2015, Brussels

Excellencies; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union for the initiative to organise this workshop in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat. I welcome you all to the ACP House. This is your home.

EXPO Milano 2015 seminar on nutrition, food security and sustainable development

Brussels, 24 April 2015/ ACP:  The ACP Secretariat and the Italian Permanent Representation will organize a seminar at the ACP House dedicated to the EXPO2015 themes of nutrition, food security and sustainable development, to be held on Tuesday April 28th, 2015.

Agenda set for ACP-EU Council of Ministers

Brussels, 24 April 2015/ ACP: Representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in Brussels met with counterparts from the European Union to decide on items on the agenda for the 40th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers scheduled for 28-29 May 2015. 

New ambassadors received, outgoing envoys farewelled at ACP House

Brussels, 23 April 2015/ ACP: Diplomats from the Republics of Liberia and Zimbabwe, recently posted to Brussels, delivered their maiden statements to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States last week. 

Statement by the Secretary General on the boat disaster and tragic deaths on the Mediterranean Sea

Brussels, 22 April, 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Dr. Patrick I. Gomes expressed his profound sadness at the tragic loss of more than 700 lives – including many women and children – when a ship capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on 19 April 2015.

Welcome remarks by the ACP Secretary General at the World Malaria Day event on 20 April 2015, Brussels

Delivered on behalf of the Secretary General by the Expert in Charge of Health, Education, Science & Technology Dr. John Kakule, at the World Malaria Day commemoration at ACP House, organised in collaboration with the Malaria Consortium, Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative.

FAO and ACP member states share strong focus on nutrition and climate change

15 April 2015, Brussels/UNFAO: FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in a speech today to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries, reiterated the Organization's commitment to addressing food security and nutrition and also stressed the need to tackle as a high priority the impacts of climate change

New executive management for ACP Secretariat

Brussels, 14 April 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Dr. Patrick I. Gomes recently appointed three Assistant Secretaries General to be part of the senior management team at the ACP Secretariat based in Brussels for the period 2015-2020, along with a new Chef de Cabinet.

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