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ACP-EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual co-production EuropeAid/171459/IH/ACT/Multi Q&A 11 March 2021 - 26 March 2021

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

ACP EU CULTURE - Support for ACP audiovisual coproduction

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


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

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Statement by H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary General of the OACPS on the Occasion of the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda

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Brussels, 7 April 2020/ACP: Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994. Over the past 16 years, the OACPS has commemorated this day in accordance with the decision of the 59th Session of the OACPS Council of Ministers. This attests to the OACPS’ unwavering solidarity with the Government and people of Rwanda, and our solemn commitment to never forget one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. 

This year’s remembrance under the current circumstances underscores the significance of international solidarity. It recalls the importance of unity and alliances to address global challenges, a principle that was tested in 1994 when the international community remained silent to a nation’s cry.

As we commemorate this day we are sadly reminded of the negative impact of genocides and the importance of collective responsibility through the commitment by all our Member States to uphold their obligations under international law to prevent abuses and protect their populations.

This commemoration also calls for building the resilience of societies in accordance with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, through the strengthening of the rule of law, and the creation and maintenance of inclusive and accountable institutions which safeguard against the structural root causes of atrocities. Additionally, the importance of promoting a culture of peace and non-violence that includes respect for diversity and non-discrimination, leads to building societies that are resilient to the risk of genocide.

I commend the Government and people of Rwanda for the courage and resilience that they have demonstrated in rising from the depths of adversity to rebuild and rehabilitate their country socially, politically and economically; and to mend the deep ethnic-based differences that so devastated their country.

Rwanda now remains a beacon of hope for peace and tranquillity, as one of the largest troops contributing nations to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. A nation that was brought to its knees, stands ready to prevent such events from never happening again. It is therefore my hope that all States will remain vigilant and determined to strengthen cooperation to combat genocide.

On behalf of the OACPS, I would like to reaffirm our compassion, solidarity and support for the Government and people of Rwanda. As we commemorate this day under the theme Remember, Unite and Renew, let us resolve to never forget these heinous crimes against humanity. Let us REMEMBER to honour the victims and survivors by advocating for, and boldly defending the international norms, practices and rules-based order at a time when multilateralism is under threat.

Let us UNITE in supporting Member States in their efforts to build bridges across countries, promote tolerance, understanding and genuine trust amongst communities, for a world free of hate and division.

Let us RENEW our commitment to identify and advocate for concrete actions by governments, religious leaders, civil society and all other relevant bodies, to promote accountability and reconciliation.

Let us never deviate from this commitment and resolve to nurture these values that will provide a life of dignity and security for all.

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