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Resolutions, Declarations of the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Relevant Decisions, Resolutions and Declarations passed during the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 24-25 November 2015 in Brussels, Belgium

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Council meeting boosts momentum on ACP Group future perspectives

Brussels 26 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Council of Ministers concluded its 102nd session on 25th November 2015 with a renewed commitment to ensuring the success of the upcoming 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in 2016, which will be a pivotal point for the organisation, as it undergoes a review and reorientation process to position itself as a more effective global player.

ACP Council of Ministers convenes to discuss key development issues

Brussels 20 November 2015/ ACP: The 102nd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States convenes next week (23-25 November), bringing together officials from 79 ACP countries to take decisions on key development issues, as well as institutional matters involving the future of the organisation.

Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November 2015/ AU/UNDP/ACP: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted the launch of a new global initiative - the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme - to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector, on 9 November in Addis Ababa.

ACP Group welcomes Sierra Leone's ebola-free status

Brussels, 11 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States welcomes the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO), announced on 7 November 2015, to declare the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ebola-free, and commends the Government and People of the Republic of Sierra Leone for their resilience under the existing national systems to stop the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country.

Statement of the ACP Group of States on the situation in Burundi

Brussels, 11 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States is gravely concerned by current developments in the situation in Burundi, which risk escalating significantly, with catastrophic humanitarian consequences for the country and states in that region. 
The ACP Group of States urges the parties to exercise restraint so as to spare the Burundi population already traumatised by the cycles of conflicts which have plagued the country for many years, any new and countless suffering. 

ACP Trade Ministers resolve to advance development agenda at 10th WTO Conference

Brussels, 22 October 2015/ ACP: Trade Ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are committed to a successful outcome at the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), calling on WTO member countries to affirm their commitment to the Doha Development Agenda, in particular on the core areas in the negotiations that are important to developing countri

Opening statement by Hon. Joshua Setipa, Chairman of the ACP Ministers of Trade Meeting and Minister of Trade & Industry of Lesotho, 20 October 2015, Brussels

Delivered at the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ministers of Trade meeting on 20-21 October to discuss a ACP position for the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya 15-18 December.


Colleague Ministers, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

ACP Trade Ministers convene to decide on a position for WTO MC10

Brussels, 16 October 2015/ ACP: Ministers of trade and senior officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will gather in Brussels on 19-21 October for a strategic two-day meeting to prepare for the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation, to be held in Narobi, Kenya on 15-18 December 2015.

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