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

Call for proposals: ACP-EU Culture Programme - Support for culture and creation sectors in West Africa

Call for proposals: Grant scheme for support to implementation of Port Community Systems Maritime/Logistics Single Windows

Request for Proposals_Expert Firms offering Social Secretariat Services in Belgium

ACP-EU Culture: Grant Contracts Awarded During September 2020

ACP Innovation Fund – Publication of Grant Contract Awardees

Call for Declarations of Interest for Research and Innovation Policy Experts

Call for Expressions of Interest to request a policy service from the OACPS Research and Innovation Policy Support Facility

Request for Applications: Consultancy to Conduct KAP Surveys to Develop Awareness Strategies, Intra-ACP GCCA+ for the Caribbean

Boosting research and innovation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Call for Proposals - “Promoting universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of vulnerable adolescents in Africa”

Works Contract Notice - Renovation works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - (Avenue Georges Henri, 451, 1200 Brussels)

WORKS CONTRACT NOTICE, Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium - ACP 4/1/83 (Vol. 1) Works 1/2019

Supporting the cultural and creative Sectors in the ACP Countries Q&A N.6 - 10 -25 March 2020

Corrigendum N.3 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in ACP countries - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no 5. - 29/02/2020 - 09/03/2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS no. 4 - 25 January 2020 - 28 February 2020

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, no. 3 - 18-24 January 2020

Corrigendum N.2 EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/Multi - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, Information session – 12 February 2020

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

OACPS SG states that there can be no sustainable and inclusive development without respect for human rights

Printer-friendly versionPDF version

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC STATES ON THE OCCASION OF AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Brussels, 21 October 2020/OACPS: In the context of the annual observance of African Human Rights Day on 21 October, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, reiterates the significance of this day, which marks the anniversary of the implementation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He stresses that human rights are universal, indivisible, and interdependent, and must be respected under all circumstances. Indeed, for the Secretary-General, there can be no sustainable and inclusive development without respect for human rights.

The Secretary-General applauds African leaders for their efforts and determination to defend the rights of Africa’s peoples by declaring the period 2017-2027, the Decade of African Human Rights. This decision provides an opportunity to take stock of the state of human rights on the entire continent, and make provisions to enhance the protection and promotion of rights. He commends, in particular, the nations that contribute to the African Union’s human rights observer missions, which aim to mitigate human rights violations across the continent.  

Cognisant of the particularly difficult circumstances under which these missions are conducted, the Secretary-General recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic has effectively highlighted the fact that the most fundamental human rights are the right to life and those associated with human dignity, as well as the equality of all human beings. He therefore calls on all nations to ensure that responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are premised on human rights and that all persons have equal access to treatment. 

Acknowledging that much remains to be done to address human rights violations in Africa, Secretary-General Chikoti calls on the Members of the OACPS to enact and implement national legislation that enables the protection, promotion and fulfilment of civil, political, economic, social or cultural human rights. 

The Secretary-General also reaffirms his commitment to support the Members of the OACPS in the implementation of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with a view to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which calls for the promotion and enforcement of non-discriminatory laws and policies, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Rue de l'Aqueduc 118
Ixelles - 1050, 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
« March 2021 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
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.