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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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ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU Fish II Programme
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA Intra-ACP)
Hub & Spokes - Enhancing Trade Capacity in ACP
Initiative Francophone Por La Formation A Distance Des Maitres (IFADEM)
Intra-ACP Agricultural Policy Programme (APP)
Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme
ACP Multilateral Environmental Agreements
ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
ACP-EU Migration Action
Minising the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKES)
ACP Mining Database
ACP MEAs (Multilateral Environmental Agreements)
ACP Multilateral Trading System Programme
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme
ACP Observatory on Migration
Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
Renewed Partnership: Strengthening pharmaceutical systems and improving access to quality medicines
ACP-EU Science and Technology
Strengthening Fishery Products
ACP-EU Technical Barriers to Trade Programme
ACP-EU Water Facility
Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA)
Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme  / Programme de gestion durable de la faune sauvage (SWM) 


News articles

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.

OACPS hosts first Information Session on the Impact of COVID-19 on the agri-food production and supplies sector

Brussels, 9 June 2020/OACPS: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) in collaboration with the Europe, Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Liaison Committee (COLEACP), hosted the first Information Session on the Impact of COVID 19 on the agri-food production and supplies sector in Members States on 9 June 2020.

Message from Secretary-General Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti on his first 100 Days in Office at the OACPS

Brussels, 8 June 2020/OACPS: Today marks my first 100 days in Office as Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.  On assumption of duty on 02 March 2020, I had a clear vision of my first 100 days in Office.  However, after just two weeks, our world changed profoundly with the arrival of the corona virus.

Statement by Secretary-General, H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, of the OACPS on World Oceans Day 2020

Brussels, 8 June 2020/ACP: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) joins the global community in marking this year’s World Oceans Day, which this year has the theme  Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. This day is set aside by the United Nations to recognise the importance of our oceans, which are essential to sustain life on our planet, provide the oxygen we breathe, feed billions of people, and provide livelihoods for millions.

Communique on the 1st Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government

Brussels, 8 June 2020/OACPS: Convened by H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya in his capacity as President–in–Office of the OACPS Summit, the 1st Extraordinary Inter-Sessional Summit was held under the theme, “Transcending the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building Resilience through Global Solidarity”. The virtual Summit was held on 3 June 2020.

The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States celebrates “OACPS Day 3.0: The Power of Change”

Brussels, 5 June 2020/OACPS: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) today celebrates its 45th anniversary since it was founded on 6 June 1975. This year, the Organisation also celebrates its first year as the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “OACPS 3.0: The Power of Change” referencing the three African, Caribbean and Pacific regions as they become the power of change in the international arena, forging together to become the OACPS through the revised Georgetown Agreement which came into force this year.

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