Brussels, 16 March 2015/ ACP: Chairman-in-Office of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, H.E Mr. Roy Mickey Joy of Vanuatu speaks about the disastrous cyclone that hit Vanuatu on 13 March 2015, as well as key developments in the work done by the ACP Group to address the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxR-DvB_hE
Brussels, 16 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is deeply disturbed and saddened by information received regarding the devastation wreaked on the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific region, following Cyclone Pam on 13 March.
ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Hurricane PAM urges for better Agricultural policies responses to climate disasters
Wageningen, The Netherlands/ 16 March 2015/ Intra-ACP APP: On 13 and 14 March 2015, Vanuatu – a small Pacific country – have faced one of its most devastating natural disasters on record. Tropical cyclone Pam, of category 5, traversed the island archipelago with sustained winds of 330KM/hr, torrential rains and storm surge that have caused cataclysmic losses.
Brussels, 10 March 2015/ ACP: The Prime Minister of Togo H.E. Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu met with the ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr Patrick Gomes as well as the Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, H.E Roy Mickey Joy of Vanuatu during a trip to Brussels last week.
The meeting was an opportunity to discuss enhancing relations between the Republic of Togo and the ACP Group.
Brussels, 10 March 2015/ EC/ ACP: The European Commission has announced the full entry into force of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The EDF is a cornerstone of the EU's international cooperation and development policy that concretely implements the long-standing partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement.
The EDF also covers cooperation with the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) as laid down in the Overseas Association Decision.
Brussels, 9 March 2015: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), Dr Patrick I. Gomes, was outraged to learn of the terrorist attack on a restaurant in Bamako on 7 March 2015, in which five people were killed and several wounded.
Statement by the Secretary General at the ACP celebration of International Women's Day, 5 March 2015, Brussels
Thank you for the opportunity to address you on this auspicious occasion – the celebration of international women’s day. I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Secretariat for organising this event, in particular, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Human Development, Mme. Michèle Dominique Raymond, who has taken the lead in organising this event for the past 4 years.
The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, has been keenly monitoring the fifth stage of the negotiations between the Government of the Republic of Mali and the Movements signatory to the Roadmap of 24 July 2014.