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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The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States becomes the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States on 5 April 2020

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States offically became the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States on 5 April 2020. This follows the entry into force of the revised Georgetown Agreement which was endorsed by the ACP Heads of State at the 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Pan-African Farmers Organization certifies the commitment and responsibility of African farmers to continue feeding Africa

The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) and its member organizations pledge their support to ensure food security during COVID-19 quarantine. Read the full statement HERE.

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA

On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI expresses his deep concern regarding the prevailing political situation in Guyana following the elections held on 2 March 2020.

The Secretary-General appeals to the political leadership of Guyana to exercise its collective responsibility in pursuit of consolidating democratic governance in Guyana.   The observation of the rule of law and the strengthening of democratic principles are reinforced by free, fair and transparent elections.

ACP Secretariat temporarily closed as a pre-cautionary measure against Covid-19

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) AND ITS IMPACT ON THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES

As the Corona virus spreads across the globe, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States are taking preventive measures to contain the disease and many are showing a strong level of preparedness to counter its spread. However, the number of cases in our countries is increasing, and more countries are affected with each passing day.

Nairobi Nguvu Ya Pamoja Declaration charts ACP Direction over the next three years

Brussels, 10 March 2020/ACP: At the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Summit of Heads of State and Government, ACP leaders endorsed the Nairobi Nguvu Ya Pamoja Declaration. The Declaration, which lays out the Group’s position on issues such as good governance, peace and security and environmental sustainability and climate change, among others, outlines commitments by ACP leaders for the next three years to revitalize the ACP Group to be more dynamic and focused on multilateralism, sustainable development and growth.

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES H.E. GEORGES REBELO PINTO CHIKOTI ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020

As the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States commemorates International Women’s Day, we remain steadfast in our resolve to attain Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 8.  In line with this year’s theme for Women’s Day, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights”, the ACP Group is committed to promote inclusion through gender equality.


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