ACP Group focuses on island countries’ climate plight

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 8 September 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group announced concrete steps being taken to address the specific challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including the serious threats of climate change to people’s livelihoods, cultures, economic development, and even more critically, their survival in coming generations.

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the Pacific ACP (PACP) Leaders Meeting of the 46th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 8 September 2015

May I begin by expressing my deep appreciation for being invited to address the Pacific ACP Leaders on the occasion of the 46th session of the Pacific Island Forum.  The ACP Secretariat is indeed honoured for this opportunity to update Your Excellencies, on the priorities and policies of the ACP Group of States, which your representatives – Ministers as well as Ambassadors – task us to implement.  

ACP Secretary General to address Pacific leaders in Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 September 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes will address leaders of 15 Pacific ACP member states next Tuesday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where regional representatives have gathered for the 46th Pacific Island Leaders’ Forum to be held from the 7th – 11th September.

Tropical Storm Erika severely impacts the Island of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Brussels, 31 August 2015/ ECS Mission to the EU:On 27 August 2015 the small island of the Commonwealth of Dominica was struck by Tropical Storm Erika that poured out no less than 12.64 inches of rain in 12 hours. The heavy rainfall triggered floods and landslides that caused tremendous damage to the island. 

Brussels Briefings #42: Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development

Brussels, 28 August 2015/ CTA/ ACP: The next Brussels Briefing on the subject of “Women entrepreneurs – key players in ACP agribusiness development” will take place on Thursday 17 September 2015 from 9:00h to 13:00h at the ACP Secretariat (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, Room C ).

ACP Group commits to promoting greater South-South Cooperation in development programmes

Macau, China, 26 August 2015/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes called for more innovation in South-South and Triangular collaboration in development cooperation, during a High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum held in Macao, China from the 25th to the 26th of August.

Full statement by the Secretary General at the High-level Multi-stakeholder Strategy Forum on the theme “Scaling-up Global Support for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, Macau, China, 25 August 2015

[Excerpts from the following speech were delivered as opening remarks by the Secretary General at the High-level Plenary Opening Session on the theme 'Toward a long-term vision for South-South cooperation in support of the Post-2015 sustainable development agenda']

New Chairperson and Bureau for ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Some members of the Incoming and Outgoing Bureaus of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, including the new Chairperson H.E. Mrs Mpeo Mahase Moiloa, Ambassador of Lesotho (centre) with the outgoing Chairman Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy to her left and ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes to the right.

ACP Fisheries Ministers adopt roadmap to boost ACP economies through sustainable fisheries & aquaculture management

Brussels, 24 July 2015: The 4th meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture was held at ACP House in Brussels (Belgium), from 22 to 23 July 2015, preceded by a meeting of senior fisheries officials on 20 and 21 July.

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