EU and UNIDO to support agribusiness development in African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Brussels, 1 July 2016/ UNIDO/ ACP: The United Nations Industrial development (UNIDO) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development will work closely to help the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) develop their capacity to add value to their agricultural production in order to create more jobs.

Emphasis on positive role of migration at ACP-ADNE debate

Brussels 30 June 2016/ ACP: The issue of migration took centre stage as part of the 10th edition of the European Development Days (EDD16) on June 15-16 in Brussels, in a debate session co-organised by the ACP Secretariat and the African Diaspora Network platform in Europe (ADNE) that scrutinised the EU’s migration policy, security issues, "success stories" of North-South migration, as well as new measures to build new partnerships that benefit all.

More coherence needed between migration and development policies

FEATURED VIDEO: Post-Cotonou debate at European Development Days 2016

Brussels, 30 June 2016/ ACP: The question of what future arrangement will follow the historical ACP-EU Partnership Agreement when it expires in 2020, has ignited debate and deep reflections by the European Union as well as the ACP Group of 79 countries. The two blocs are party to the Cotonou Agreement, as it is also called, which binds them legally in a cooperation framework that covers trade, development cooperation and political dialogue.

ACP Joint Stakeholder Conference on higher education, research, science & technology

Brussels, 30 June 2016/ Edulink/ ACP: On 5-6 July 2016, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) will be hosting a Joint Stakeholders’ Conference for the currently running projects from the following ACP-EU collaborative programmes:

Brussels Briefing No. 44: Promoting responsible and sustainable sourcing through Fair Trade

Brussels, 20 June 2016/ CTA/ ACP: An estimated 500 million small-scale farmers and one billion agricultural workers supply 70% of the world’s food. Numerous studies have shown that smallholder farming is the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly way of farming. Yet small-scale farmers are often-forgotten actors in the supply chain, and are the ones to suffer the most from Unfair Trading Practices.

Kenya President calls for re-balanced relationship with Europe

Brussels, 17 June 2016/ ACP: The President of the Republic of Kenya H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta met with Ambassadors of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in Brussels on Friday, urging ACP member countries to work together towards transforming their economies and moving beyond aid dependency.

Statement by the President of the Republic of Kenya to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 17 June 2016, Brussels

H.E. Mrs. Vilma McNish, Ambassador of Jamaica
H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General of ACP,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
It gives me great pleasure to address you as representatives of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states this morning. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank your chairperson Madam Vilma McNish for inviting me to address you. I feel greatly honoured by this invitation and thank you for finding time to come.
 

ACP-EU role in catalysing Paris Agreement on Climate Change highlighted at EDD16

Brussels, 16 June 2016/ ACP: The role played by the longstanding partnership between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in boosting the momentum towards the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change last year, was highlighted at a high level panel at Europe’s prime event on development, known as the European Development Days (EDD16).

ACP-EU JPA: Strengthening the ACP-EU Assembly to meet today’s global challenges

Windhoek, Naimbia, 15 June 2016/ ACPEU JPA: Local governance, stepping up intra-ACP trade and common management of ACP-EU migration were among the topics discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) at its 31st session, which closed on Wednesday 15 June, in Windhoek, Namibia.

Statement by the Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Hon. Netty Baldeh at the opening ceremony of the 31st session of ACP-EU JPA, 13 June 2016, Windhoek, Namibia

[Protocols]
 
First of all, I would like to express solidarity with, and condolences to, the USA concerning the horrendous massacre in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, 11 June 2016 in which 49 people died.
 
Your Excellency,
 
I thank you for the opportunity, honour and privilege to make a statement to this distinguished Assembly. Before we proceed, I would like to place on record the appreciation of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly to the Government, National Assembly and people of Namibia for offering too host these meetings, and for all the facilities they have put in place for the efficient conduct of our meetings.
 


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