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35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica

Your Excellencies, Honourable Members, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After a couple of years, I am very happy to attend the Joint Parliamentary Assembly back here to Brussels. In my brief opening remarks I would like to focus on the important progress we have made on a few key files since we were last together in Port-au-Prince in December ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers,
 
Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
 
Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement;
 
In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement;
 

ACP Group Set to Negotiate as One in the new Modern Post Cotonou Agreement

The 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers will be held in Lome, Togo from 29th to 30th May 2018 under the Presidency of Jamaica, at a very crucial time of the ACP-EU Relations.This meeting remains an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU). Seventy-nine countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will speak with one voice as they prepare to adopt a negotiating mandate between the ACP and the EU post -Cotonou Agreement. 

ACP Group Looks Forward to Becoming 'Effective Global Player

While preparing for talks on future relations with the European Union (EU) after the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is engaged in concerted efforts to reshape itself into "an effective global player" serving as a catalyst and an advocate for defending, protecting and advancing multilateralism, within the overarching framework of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 

Intra-ACP GCCA+ - regions at the heart of climate implementation

Brussels, 11 April 2018/ GCCA+ Intra ACP: The Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme conducted its first Regional Coordination Meeting on 26-28 March 2018 at the ACP House in Brussels. 
 
The meeting brought together Intra-ACP GCCA+ regional partners to discuss programme implementation and foster inter and intra ACP coordination and cooperation. 
 

DECLARATION OF THE ACP PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON PRESERVING THE UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF THE ACP GROUP

The Parliamentary Assembly of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, meeting at its 49th Session in Brussels, Belgium, on 21 March 2018.

Message from the ACP Secretary General on International Women’s Day 2018

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I wish to send a special message to all the women who work in the cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.

Today, 8 March, despite the fact that there are still major disparities between men and women in terms of access to skilled employment, management positions, or access to finance, I am pleased to remind you of the commitment made by the ACP Ministers of Culture, who met in Brussels, last November:

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.


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