The Secretary General

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.

Timeline
Documents

Announcements

CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Intra-ACP Programmes

INTRA-ACP PROGRAMMING MATRIX
ACP in Action: Interactive Map of Intra-ACP Projects in the Member States
 
Action Against Desertification
African Peace Facility
Aviation Africa
Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
ACP Business Climate
COLEACP
Competitive Industries and Innovation Programme
Coton ACP
ACP EU Culture / ACP UE Culture
ACP-EU Commodities Programme
ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU EDULINK Programme
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)
TRADECOM
Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme  / Programme de gestion durable de la faune sauvage (SWM) 

Home

Bureau of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors and German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development discuss current priorities

Printer-friendly versionPDF version

Brussels, 10 September 2020/OACPS: As the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) works with its European counterpart to finalise the post-Cotonou negotiations, H.E. Dr. Gerd Müller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, led a delegation on 7 September 2020, to exchange views with members of the Bureau of the Committee of Ambassadors at OACPS House.

The Federal Republic of Germany currently holds the leadership of the European Union rotating presidency. Also included in the meeting were the Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti and the head of the Ambassadorial Central Negotiating Group, Ambassador of the Republic of Togo to Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Holy See and the European Union, H.E. Mr. Kokou Nayo M'beou, who outlined the state of play of the post-Cotonou partnership agreement, which is due to be concluded during the German presidency.

In his presentation, Minister Müller stressed that Europe needed to strengthen its cooperation with the OACPS. Identifying key areas of assistance such as climate change, trade and investment and COVID-19 response strategies, the German Minister made it clear that Europe, as a collection of developed nations, is aware of the continued inequities in the current world order and is prepared to do its part to ensure more sustainable and equitable development for all.

With respect to the COVID-19 crisis, the Minister acknowledged the severe and disproportionate effect of the pandemic on the Members of the OACPS. Speaking of plans to make the World Health Organization a worldwide pandemic centre, Minister Müller indicated that it was necessary to take on board the lessons learnt from the pandemic. He also assured the meeting of the EU’s support to ensure equitable access to the vaccine for the entire world and to extend measures related to the European Green Deal to Members of the OACPS.

In his welcome address, Secretary-General Chikoti called for global solidarity in light of the increased fragmentation in the wake of the Coronavirus: “With the pandemic, we have witnessed the acceleration of the current, negative trend towards a more polarized and fragmented world. Apart from its socio-economic impact on all countries, the pandemic has amplified this geopolitical fragmentation and magnified fault lines between nations. In the era of a globalized, interdependent, inter-connected and constantly changing world, there is a call for global solidarity. This can be achieved through the promotion of collaborative, transparent and robust coordinated approaches and partnerships.”

During the meeting, the representatives of the six regions of the OACPS throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, summarized the important issues in their respective regions, with a view to prioritizing the most impactful and effective support from the current EU presidency. Among the items discussed, the ambassadors addressed the pertinent issues of debt relief and the unilateral publication of the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Blacklist which includes several OACPS Members.

Click HERE for a copy of the Welcome Address by the Secretary-General of the OACPS.

 


Avenue Georges Henri 451
B - 1200 Bruxelles - Brussels
Belgique - Belgium
email : info@acp.int
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00
Fax: +32 2 735 55 73
see map/voir plan

Languages

    

Events
« September 2020 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
ACP Public Documents
User login


The ACP Group is a registered trademark. The ACP logo and material on this site are protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Unauthorised use of the ACP logo or copyright material without written permission is punishable by law.