26th meeting of the regional cultural committee in Georgetown, Guyana.

At CARICOM’s invitation, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG), Ambassador Léonard-Emile Ognimba and Culture Expert, Ms. Astrid Audibert, attended the 26th meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee, held in Georgetown, Guyana, from 25 to 26 June 2018.

The ACP celebrates the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

New Publication on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants in ACP Countries

Trafficking in human beings (THB) and smuggling of migrants (SoM), two distinct but often interrelated phenomena, occur on a global scale. Searching for a way out of economic inequalities, environmental crises, armed conflict, political instability and persecution, and in view of tightening border controls and restricted options for legal migration, migrants are driven to seek the services of smugglers. 

The ACP Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes welcomes the authorization by EU Council to commence negotiations for a new ambitious ACP EU Partnership.

BRUSSELS ACP/IDN – The heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states, constituting the European Council, have authorized the European Commission to open negotiations for a new partnership agreement with 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The Group's Secretary-General Dr. Patrick I. Gomes has greeted the decision.

2nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14

Fish and seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world. Some 38 per cent of world production enters international trade, of which more than half originates in developing countries. Global exports reached 153 US$ billion in 2017, slightly up compared to 2016. The net trade income for developing countries (export – import), valued at US$ 36 billion in 2016, is greater than all other agricultural commodities combined.

Statement by Prime Minister of Fiji, H.E. Mr Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, during a Special Meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, June 22 2018

Madame Chairperson of the Committee of Ambassadors, Secretary-General of the ACP Group, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Bula Vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all.

Statement by Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, representing the Council of the European Union at the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 20 June 2018

Honourable Co-Presidents, Distinguished members of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to be here today, to participate in this 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, and to represent the Council of the European Union at the request of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

Statement by the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, on behalf of president-in-office of the ACP Council of Ministers at the 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 20 June 2018

Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly – Hon. Louis Michel, and Co-President, Hon. Joseph Hyacinthe Owona Kono, Hon. President-in-Office of the EU Council, Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Members of the JPA, Distinguished guests

Thank you for the opportunity of addressing you on the occasion of the 35th Session of your Assembly.

Statement by Secretary General Patrick I. Gomes at the 50th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly


Brussels, ACP House, 15th June 2018

Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, Honourable Members, Excellencies, ACP Ambassadors & Representatives of Missions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests –members of the ACP extended family especially those who have travelled from so far to be here at ACP House.

ACP-EU Technical Seminar on Trafficking in Human Beings, with special focus on Women and Children

Inspector Junior Simmons meets with SG GomesAn  ACP-EU Technical Seminar on Trafficking in Human Beings, with special focus on Women and Children has just ended at the ACP Secretariat, where delegates gathered to share views and make recommendations on the way forward in combatting this social affliction.

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Introductory remarks by Ambassador Siglien Burleson of Suriname to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 15 November 2018

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