ACP mourns passing of Fijian Ambassador

Brussels, 27 June 2014/ ACP: The ACP diplomatic corps in Brussels are mourning the tragic loss of one of its key members. The Ambassador of Fiji to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E Peceli Vocea was serving his second term in office since 2009, when he passed away yesterday at the age of 46.

EU-Africa partnership on cotton celebrates 10th anniversary

Brussels, 26 June 2014/ ACP: The 19th meeting of the Steering and Monitoring Committee of the EU-Africa Partnership on cotton (COS-coton) will be held on 2nd July 2014, from 9.30 am at the ACP House.

It has been 10 years since the Paris Forum which was held in July 2004, brought together African cotton producing countries and Member States of the European Union and created the EU-Africa Partnership on cotton.

Drugs under spotlight at ACP Harare talks

Harare, 25 June 2014/ TH/ ACP: About 15 African member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) are in Harare for a three-day conference meant to strengthen availability and affordability of pharmaceutical products in the region. Working under the banner "Renewed Partnership Project", the conference seeks to deliberate on gaps and strengths in the implementation of national medicines policies, regulations and practices, improving access and use of quality assured medicines.

ACP, EU stand together on post-2015 development agenda

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ ACP: Seventy nine member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and 28 members of the European Union declared their joint support for a strong overarching global framework that seeks to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, while also addressing the challenges and unique vulnerabilities of ACP countries. Download full declaration

16 ACP countries sign National Indicative Programmes with EU

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ EC/ ACP: A total of more than €4.6 billion of EU support was committed towards national development strategies in 16 ACP countries, in the margins of the ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers on 19-20 June in Nairobi, Kenya.

ACP Ministers declaration on Small Island States

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ ACP: Ministers from the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have urged a recommitment of the international community to addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

No "grand plans": Eminent Persons Group calls for “realistic, doable” targets for ACP future

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ ACP: The 12-member Eminent Persons Group (EPG), assembled to advise on the future form and direction of the ACP as an organisation, will be lobbying Heads of States from the ACP regions in coming months for political commitment to the exercise.

Address by the President of Kenya H.E Uhuru KENYATTA at the 39th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, 19 June 2014, Nairobi - Kenya

Honourable Dr. Abdalla Kigoda, Co-President of the ACP Council of Ministers and Minister for Industry, Trade and Marketing, United Republic Tanzania;
Honourable Kyriakos GERONTOPOULOS, Co-President of the EU Council of Ministers;
Mr. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, ACP Secretary-General;
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen;

It is a great honour for me, on behalf of my government and the Eastern Africa region, to join Honorable Ministers and delegates to this 39thSession of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers meeting.

Next ACP Secretary General to come from the Caribbean

Brussels, 19 June 2014/ ACP: The next Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group for 2015-2020 shall be appointed from the Caribbean region, the ACP Council confirmed this week at its 99th session in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Secretary General holds executive powers and heads the Brussels-based ACP Secretariat, which is the administrative and technical body of the ACP Group. The Secretariat provides policy guidance and technical expertise to the Organs of the Group, and monitors the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.

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