IN THE NEWS: Nigeria's Technical Aid Corps for ACP countries to expand to Brazil, Venezuela, Vietnam
Geneva, 9 September 2014/ ACP: The Drafting Committee of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States met the ACP Ambassadors to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to solicit their views on the Group’s future perspectives up to and beyond 2020 when the Partnership Agreement with the European Union known as Cotonou Agreement comes to an end.
Former Mines Minister of Guinea and current Ambassador to the European Union H.E Dr. Ousmane Sylla will preside over the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group for the period 1 August 2014 - 31 January 2015. ACP Press discusses his plans for the ACP work programme, the post-2015 development agenda, and the economic transformation of ACP countries.
Statement by the Assistant Secretary General Mr Achille Bassilekin III at the 3rd International Conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), 1-4 September, Samoa
Mr President; Excellencies; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and gentlemen,
I speak on behalf of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the ACP, which is one of the largest groups of developing countries in the world, consisting of 80 Member countries of which 36 are Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Allow me, from the outset, to express our gratitude to the Government and people of Samoa for the excellent organisation of this Conference and for the warm welcome received on arrival to this beautiful island.
Eminent Persons Group concludes the final round of regional consultations on future perspectives of the ACP
Luanda, Angola, 2 September 2014/ ACP: The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) has concluded the final round of regional consultations in Luanda, Angola as part of an 18-month review of the ACP Group.
Brussels, 2 August 2014/ ACP: The Drafting Committee of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) concluded a vigorous week of work in Brussels on Friday, preparing its report on the future orientation of the ACP Group. The report is to be a key item on the agenda for the upcoming Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, scheduled for the 6-7 November in Paramaribo, Suriname.