Statement by the Secretary General at the 38th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, 12 June 2015, Suva, Fiji


I wish to thank you for another opportunity to be with you for this series of your meetings. I count it an honour and privilege to interact with our elected representatives from across the length and breadth of the ACP Membership. 

VIEWPOINT: The EU's Relations with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Beyond Brexit

Tilburg, 9 June 2015: This week the EU associated group of countries from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) celebrate its 40th anniversary. As the EU is contemplating the potential consequences of British exit, the consideration of the future of the EU relations with the ACP should be understood in terms of the strategic positioning of Europe in the world.

UNGA Chair calls for more economic competitiveness, transformation at ACP 40th anniversary

Brussels, 6 June 2015/ ACP: High level speakers at a two-day conference marking the 40th year of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, called for economic transformation across the 79 ACP member  countries as well as sharper strategies to become more competitive as a Group  in the 21st century.

Keynote speech by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Samuel Kutesa at the symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the ACP Group, 5 June 2015, Brussels

Transcript from audio

I’m pleased to join you today for this important commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the  African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. The ACP, which brings together 79 developing countries across three continents is a unique organisation. It continues to play an important role in fostering unity and solidarity amongst members around its core values and objectives. 

ACP-FAO agreement to enhance 79 countries’ pursuit of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals

Rome, 6 June 2015/ UN FAO/ ACP: The African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production.

Photos + video: ACP 40th anniversary symposium - "From Georgetown to Sipopo and beyond"

Photo of the day: President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E Mr. Samuel Kutesa (third from right) with the ACP Secretary General and the Ambassadors of Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Counsellor of the Rwandan Embassy in Brussels, at the 40th anniversary symposium of the ACP Group of States. 

June 4, 2015


Joint ACP-EU Council backs experts’ recommendations on migration

Brussels, 1 June 2015/ ACP: Ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, alongside colleagues from the European Union reiterated their condemnation of the criminal networks which organise human trafficking with complete disregard for human lives, and called for urgent actions to combat such networks.

ACP Council makes pronouncements on SIDS, migration, private sector development

Brussels, 29 May 2015/ ACP: The 101st session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States took place on the 26th and 27th of May and reconvened again on the 29th to finalise outcomes.

EU signs visa waiver agreements with 7 ACP countries

Brussels 28 May 2015/ EU Council: On 28 May the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreements with St Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Vanuatu, the independent State of Samoa and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at a ceremony that took place in Brussels.

ACP Group aims for meaningful strides in 2015

Brussels, 26 May 2015/ ACP: The Council of Ministers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries opened its 101st session of today, reiterating the Group’s intention of being an effective global player, while contributing meaningfully, as a group, to the advancement of a balanced and robust post-2015 international agenda for development.

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