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Inaugural statement of the new Chairperson of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, H.E. Mrs. Sheila Sealy Monteith

The Ambassador of Jamaica to the European Union, H.E. Mrs Sheila Sealy Monteith takes up the role of Chairperson of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors for the period 1 February - 31 July 2018. Her inaugural statement as Chair, setting out Jamaica's outlook and objectives for the ACP Group under its presidency, was delivered to the Committee of Ambassadors on 15 February, 2018. (Full text below)

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High level ministerial to tackle job creation in mining sector

Brussels, 6 February 2018 /ACP:  Mining ministers and senior officials from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will gather in Brussels at the ACP House on 14 February 2018, for a high level ministerial meeting on mineral resources development, co-organised with the African Mineral Development Centers (AMDC). The ministerial segment will be preceded by two days of discussions by senior officials on 12 and 13 February 2018.

ACP, EU to present strategy for forthcoming €40 million culture sector programme

Brussels, 31 January 2018/ ACP: Impact, achievements and lessons learned in promoting the cultural sector in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will be examined at an international conference next week at the ACP House, including how this has fed into the strategy behind a new ACP-EU programme to support the cultural sector, due to be launched this year with an envelope of €40 million.

ACP-EU JPA: Co-Presidents welcome the release of 528 opposition members in Ethiopia

Brussels, 18 January 2018/ ACPEU JPA: The Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly welcome the decision of the Ethiopian authorities to release 528 members of the opposition, including Dr. Merara Gudina.
 

ACP Group of States condemns remarks by U.S President

Brussels, 15 January 2018/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States expresses unequivocal condemnation of the shocking and hurtful racist remarks attributed to the President of the United States of America regarding a significant part of its membership, as reported in international media.

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: “Promoting the resilience of populations to natural disasters"

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 18 December 2017/ ACP-EU JPA: The 34th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) opened on Monday 18 December in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a firm call by the Co-President Michele Rivasi for international decion-makers present to effectively address the impacts of natural disasters, and include climate change adaptation strategies in all sectors. 

Plenary Statement by Senator, the Hon. Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados on behalf of the ACP Group of States at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, 11 December 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mister Chair, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
 
It was my honour to represent the states of the ACP as Coordinator at the historic 10th WTO Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015. At this 11th meeting I am pleased to represent my distinguished successor, the Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana who regrets that he cannot be here today.
 

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 106th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, held on 5th and 6th December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium

DECISIONS
 
No.1 ENDORSEMENT OF THE AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2016
 
No.2 ACP SECRETARIAT’S BUDGET FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018
 
No.3 RESCHEDULING OF THE ARREARS IN CONTRIBUTIONS
 
No.4 REVISION OF THE SCALE OF CONTRIBUTIONS
 
No.5 OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE ACP SECRETARY GENERAL
 

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

Brussels, 7 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.


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