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Ambassadors of Tanzania, Chad, Benin introduced to ACP colleagues

Brussels, 1 July 2017/ ACP: Newly appointed Heads of ACP Missions in Brussels were recently presented to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors as its newest members.  

On Thursday 29 June, the new Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Joseph Sokoine delivered his inaugural address to the ambassadorial assembly.

As a career diplomat, Ambassador Sokoine was previously posted in Canada and Washington DC, and served as the Director of the Department of Europe and Americas before his appointment as Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union.

Joint ACP-UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking Approved

Brussels, 27 June 2017/ ACP/ UNCTAD: The Joint African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) - UNCTAD Guiding Principles for Investment Policymaking were approved by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors meeting in Brussels.

New ACP policy targets transformation of agricultural commodities sector

Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP: A new policy approach to commodities is expected to focus efforts by the ACP Secretariat and its partners, in order to reap maximum impact in the transformation of the agricultural commodities sector in ACP regions.

Increasing ACP farmers’ income through targeted support

Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP: Success stories of the ACP Commodities Programme launched in 2015/2016 were showcased in a special information session held yesterday on 12 June 2017 at the ACP Secretariat, highlighting best practices and opportunies for farmers and villages to improve productivity, income and skills.

Leaders deliver strong messages on ACP solidarity in preparation for new relations with EU

Brussels, 9 June 2017/ ACP: The Heads of State of Senegal and Guyana have lent a boost to ongoing efforts to rally African, Caribbean and Pacific countries together to ensure they speak in one coherent voice, as they prepare to negotiate a future partnership agreement with the European Union.

No development if harmful to environment, vows Fiji PM

New York, 6 June 2017/ ACP: Fiji’s leader Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama is firmly putting environmental protection over short-term economic gains, while calling on ACP states and the international community to also make the necessary changes to save the world’s seas and oceans.

New book on ACP-EU partnership launched on ACP Group 42nd anniversary

By Klara Smitts, ACP-IDN
 
Brussels, 3 June 2017/ ACP-IDN/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States commemorated 'ACP Day' in Brussels on 2 June, reflecting on "development partnership" with the European Union (EU), which it described as "a multi-dimensional and transformative experience".
 

ACP head urges more investment, recognition for ICT sector

Tallinn, Estonia, 31 May 2017/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is pushing for more backing from both ACP governments and private sector in promoting Information Communications and Technologies (ICT).

While opening the 2017 Tallinn e-Governance Conference on Tuesday, the Secretary General underscored the role of ICT as a driver of progress and growth for national economies, as well as a booster for the Sustainable Development Goals, by helping to link, monitor and evaluate the SDGs.

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Vulnerability in Africa, Caribbean & Pacific countries: Adaptation, Capacity, People (ACP)

Bonn, 17 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat is organizing, in partnership with the African Union Commission, a side event in the margins of the Bonn climate Change Conference 8-18 May, which includes the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3), taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Brussels Briefing No.49: Youth in agribusiness – the future of agriculture

Brussels, 16 May 2017/ BB/ CTA/ ACP: This Thursday 18 May, the ACP Secretariat will host more than 150 ACP and EU policymakers, international development practitioners and experts, along with members of civil society, research networks, and the private sector this Thursday for the 49th Brussels Development Briefing (BB49), with a focus on creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship for youth in Africa.


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