Kenya signs Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ ACP: The Republic of Kenya became the third ACP country to sign the Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation for the Implementation of Cumulation Provisions contained in the Economic Partnership Agreements signed between ACP regions/countries and the EU

EC: Launch of public consultation on the future of the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ EC: Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the European Commission have launched a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020, when the current EU-ACP Cotonou Agreement will expire.

Debate examines ACP-EU cooperation in the post-2015 era

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ ACP: A full day of discussions dedicated to how “fit for purpose” the ACP-EU framework is in terms of delivering international cooperation objectives beyond 2015, was organised by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) on 30 September.

IPS interview with ACP Secretary General: "We need to do development differently in the post-2015 era," says ACP SG

Brussels, 2 October 2015/ IPS/ ACP: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted at a summit meeting of world leaders at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Sep. 25, reflect the five strategic domains the ACP Group is gearing to focus on, as it repositions itself as a more effective organisation in the global arena, says the 79-nation bloc’s head Dr Patrick Gomes.

More attention needed on migration - Chair of ACP Ambassadors

Brussels, 30 September 2015/ ACP: The President of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors has challenged members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group to do more in leveraging its partnership with the European Union, with a view to finding solutions to worrying migration trends that affect ACP states.

From fish sausages to starfruit cake: how female entrepreneurs are pioneering agribusinesses in ACP countries

Brussels, 29 September 2015/ CTA/ ACP: Five women entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gave fascinating accounts of starting and managing agribusinesses, as part of the 42nd Brussels Development Briefings hosted at the ACP Secretariat, on the theme: ‘Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development’.

ACP backs South-South & Triangular cooperation, science & innovation, SIDS at UN Summit

New York, 25 September 2015/ ACP: High level representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, led by Secretary General H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes are in New York to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit from the 25th to 27th September, carrying a key message from the group’s 79 member countries.

VIEWPOINT: Recognize the Aspirations of ACP Group of Developing Countries

Brussels, 24 September 2015/ IPS/ ACP: The significance of the issues covered in the post-2015 development agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September, cannot be over-emphasized.

Statement by the ACP Group on the situation in Burkina Faso

Brussels, 22 September 2015/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States joins the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and ECOWAS in calling resolutely for a return to peace and a democratically elected Government in Burkina Faso, following the violent events that have taken place over the past week.

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