Statement by the Secretary General at the 2nd beneficiaries' meeting of the ACP Cultures+ Programme, 10 February 2015, Brussels

First of all, allow me to thank you for giving me this opportunity to make a few remarks at this meeting for beneficiaries of the ACP Cultures+ programme. This programme has indeed come a long way, and it is gratifying to note the huge interest it has generated not only among artists, but among other development actors as well. 

Vanuatu takes over chairmanship of ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 1 February 2015/ ACP: The Pacific nation of Vanuatu will hold chairmanship of the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group for the period 1 February to 31 July 2015. 

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Enhancing quality infrastructure capabilities in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia, 31 January 2015/ ACPEU TBT Programme: In Zambia the need to improve productivity for export in order to earn foreign exchange is a priority for the public and private sectors.

Statement by the Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Fitz A Jackson, MP (Jamaica), on US Re-engagement with Cuba

Kingston, Jamaica, 31 January 2015/ ACP: I welcome the initiative of the Obama Administration to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, which is one of the Member States of the ACP Group.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Renewable energy conference perks investor interest

Basse-terre, Guadeloupe, 23 January 2015/ BizClim/ ACP: A Conference themed “Sustainable Incubation & Development Fund in support of business in bio and renewable energy in the Caribbean” was held in Guadeloupe on January 20-21, 2015.

Adieu Ambassador Felix Awanbor of Nigeria

Eulogy of the late Ambassador of Nigeria, H.E Felix Awanbor, 21.09.1956 - 15.01.2015

by Dr Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet, ACP Secretariat

New SG eyes wide “scope of promise” for ACP role in international cooperation

Post-2015 focus to boost South-South & triangular links, build on Group’s development finance & programming know-how

ACP, CIRAD broaden scope for collaboration

Brussels, 12 December 2014/ ACP: Top officials representing the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the French agricultural research center CIRAD signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 9th December 2014, with the aim to foster further collaboration in common areas of interest related to agricultural and development issues. 


The ACP Council of Ministers at its 100th Session held at ACP House, in Brussels, Belgium from 10th to 12th December 2014;

Expressing its Deep Concern on the humanitarian impact of the eruption of the volcano of Fogo in Cabo Verde, which started in the morning of 23 November 2014 and affecting the entire population of Chã das Caldeiras and the surrounding areas, totalling nearly 2000 people and still spewing lava to this day;

100th Council session marks milestone outcomes for ACP

Brussels, 12th December 2014/ ACP: The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group met for its 100th sitting from 9 – 12 December in Brussels, Belgium. Amongst several significant decisions taken, the Council appointed a new Secretary General to head the organisation from 2015-2020.

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