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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Statement by the Secretary-General of the Organisation of the OACPS on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Brussels, 24 April 2020/ACP: The International Day for Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is now observed each year on 24 April. On behalf of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, reaffirms the OACPS’ commitment to multilateralism, which is indispensable in enabling States to develop and maintain a rules-based international order.

OACPS works with partners to boost availability of food during COVID-19

Brussels, 16 April 2020/ACP: In response to the global COVID-19 health crisis which is negatively impacting food and nutrition security throughout Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) has undertaken measures to assuage the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on actors along the value chains, notably family farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Statement by H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary General of the OACPS on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Harold in the Pacific region

Tropical Cyclone Harold started on 1 April 2020 as a tropical storm in the Pacific region and rapidly strengthened on 6 April 2020 to a Category 5 cyclone.  The cyclone, with highest winds of 220km/hr, struck the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga and caused significant damage. The cyclone is currently active and thus far, there are reports of approximately 27 deaths; maritime rescue accidents and fatalities; displacement of thousands of households; substantial losses due to heavy rainfall, storm surges, fallen trees and branches and severely damaged public and private infrastructure.

Statement by H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary General of the OACPS on the Occasion of the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda

Brussels, 7 April 2020/ACP: Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Genocide perpetrated against the Tutsi in 1994. Over the past 16 years, the OACPS has commemorated this day in accordance with the decision of the 59th Session of the OACPS Council of Ministers. This attests to the OACPS’ unwavering solidarity with the Government and people of Rwanda, and our solemn commitment to never forget one of the most heinous crimes against humanity. 

Statement by H.E. Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh, Chair of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors on the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda

Brussels, 7 April 2020/ACP: I am humbled to make this Statement on behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on the commemoration of one of the most atrocious tragedies to have occurred on the African continent, and indeed in the world. 

This solemn occasion is an annual reminder to pay homage to the women and men who lost their lives 26 years ago for no reason other than that of their ethnicity, when Rwandese extremists rose up against their compatriots.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States becomes the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States on 5 April 2020

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States offically became the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States on 5 April 2020. This follows the entry into force of the revised Georgetown Agreement which was endorsed by the ACP Heads of State at the 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Pan-African Farmers Organization certifies the commitment and responsibility of African farmers to continue feeding Africa

The Pan-African Farmers Organization (PAFO) and its member organizations pledge their support to ensure food security during COVID-19 quarantine. Read the full statement HERE.

STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC GROUP OF STATES ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA

On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI expresses his deep concern regarding the prevailing political situation in Guyana following the elections held on 2 March 2020.

The Secretary-General appeals to the political leadership of Guyana to exercise its collective responsibility in pursuit of consolidating democratic governance in Guyana.   The observation of the rule of law and the strengthening of democratic principles are reinforced by free, fair and transparent elections.


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