ACP report calls for forum on Small Island Developing States

Brussels, 8 December 2014/ Caribbean PR: A proposal has been made for the African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Group of States to set up a Forum on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as a permanent mechanism to implement the ‘SAMOA Pathway’, the outcome document from the Third International Conference on SIDS that was held in Samoa last September.

EC Development chief targets joint approach to Post-2015 Summits in Addis, NY

Strasbourg, 3 December 2014/ ACP: A month into his appointment, new European Development Commissioner Mr. Neven Mimica is hoping to leverage the EU’s long-time partnership with the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, in order to make a “transformative” post-2015 development agenda a reality.

Ebola reveals danger of using GDP as sole development measure, says JPA Co-Chair

Strasbourg, 2 December 2014/ ACP: The epidemic that has killed more than 6,000 people in several countries in West Africa has put into focus the fragility of developing economies in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP countries).

ACP-EU JPA PRESS RELEASE: Africa can do it, says Co-President Louis Michel

Strasbourg, 1 December 2014/ ACP-EU JPA: "Africa is able not only to transform the lives of a billion citizens, but to improve those of millions of people throughout the world ! said Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) at the opening its 28th session in Strasbourg on 1 December.

Statement by the Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Fitz Jackson (Jamaica) at the Opening Ceremony of the 28th session of the JPA, 1 December 2014, Strasbourg

Mr. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly; Fellow Parliamentarians; Representatives of Observer Organisations to the JPA;   Distinguished invited guests

ACP Secretary General urges greater role for MPs in monitoring ACP-EU programmes

Strasbourg, 28 November 2014/ ACP: Legislators from African, Caribbean and Pacific parliaments were called upon to play a lead role in ensuring accountability and transparency in ACP-EU cooperation in their various countries.   

Future role of ACP Group interrogated by Parliamentary Assembly

Strasbourg, 28 November 2014/ ACP: Debates on determining the future orientation of the ACP Group as an international organisation evoked strong yet mixed reactions from lawmakers from across the ACP regions.

Statement by the Secretary General at the 36th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, 28 November 2014, Strasbourg - France

Hon. Fitz A Jackson, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly; Honourable Members; Excellencies ACP Ambassadors present; Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am grateful that I have another occasion to address your Assembly on your return to Strasbourg following your meetings held in this city in March this year.

Three candidates nominated for ACP Secretary General post

Brussels, 21 November 2014/ ACP: Nominees from Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago are contesting the post of Secretary General of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group).

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