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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?

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the passing of the former president of the United Republic of Tanzania

Brussels, 30 July 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, conveys his deepest condolences to His Excellency, the President, Mr. John Magufuli, the family of the late President and the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania on the death of the former president of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Benjamin William Mkapa on 24 July 2020.

OACPS launches a new series of video reports

     Brussels, 24 July 2020/OACPS: The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) today launched a new series of video reports, titled “Direct from the OACPS”. The monthly series will contain highlights of the activities of the OACPS.

In this first issue, Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti speaks about his first 100 days, the Post-Cotonou Negotiations and COVID-19.

Let us know if there are any topics that you would like to hear about at press@acp.int.

Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, on the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day

Brussels, 17 July 2020/OACPS: On 18 July, we celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a global icon and great statesman. Mr. Mandela’s life is proof that while our origins may contribute to our final destination, they do not determine it. Through his example, we know that injustice and intolerance can be conquered. And we know that inequality and xenophobia are not insurmountable barriers for those who are determined to overcome them.
 

Mr. Escipión Joaquín Oliveira Gómez, New Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade, Reports for Duty

Brussels, 9 July 2020/OACPS: The first member of the new Management Team appointed by Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, has taken up his new position as of 7 July 2020. Mr Escipión Joaquín OLIVEIRA GÓMEZ assumed duty as Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the Developments in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Brussels, 7 July 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, expresses his concern about the recent violence and protests in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia that has led to the loss of lives and several injuries following the killing of the Ethiopian Musician Haacaalu Hundeessaa on 30 June 2020. The Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to the family, the people and the Government of Ethiopia and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the G5 Sahel Summit, held on 30 June 2020

    Brussels, 06 July 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, welcomes the holding of the G5 Sahel Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania on 30 June 2020.

OACPS escalates action on unilateral publication of EU Blacklist

Brussels, 03 July 2020/OACPS: As the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) seek to finalise their new 20+ year Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement,  the President-in-Office of the OACPS, H.E. Mr. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, has written a letter to condemn the unilateral publication of the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Blacklist  to H.E. Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council,  H.E. Mrs Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (EC) and H.E. Mr.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the presidential elections in the Republic of Malawi

Brussels, 01 July 2020/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, commends the Government and People of the Republic of Malawi for the smooth and peaceful elections, which were held on June 23, 2020.

Statement from the Secretary-General of the OACPS, H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, on the Federal Republic of Germany’s Assumption of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Brussels, 30 June 2020/OACPS: At a time when our world is facing unprecedented challenges, the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) congratulates the Federal Republic of Germany as it assumes the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the 13th time since the signing of the Treaties of Rome in 1957.  This makes it the only country which has held the mantle of leadership for the EU Council this many times. Without doubt, the 2020 German Presidency and the EU will benefit from the stable guidance of H.E. Mrs. Angela Merkel, Germany’s Chancellor for the past 15 years.

On MSME Day, OACPS Secretary-General reaffirms the Secretariat's committment to supporting the Private Sector

Brussels, 26 June 2020/OACPS: Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, in his welcome comments to a webinar organised in the context of World MSME Day, reaffirmed the commitment of the OACPS Secretariat to support the private sector. 


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