Statement by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States following the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Burkina Faso

Brussels, 19 January 2016/ ACP: The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States was stunned and deeply shocked to learn of the barbaric and despicable attacks perpetrated against the people of Burkina Faso in Inabao, part of the northern province of Oudalan, and in the heart of Ougadougou, the capital, at the Splendid and Yibi Hotels and the Capuccino Cafe. 
 

India shares South-South cooperation experience

Brussels, 18 January 2016/ ACP: Representatives of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in Brussels joined in on a stimulating discussion on South-South cooperation, during a special presentation by one of India’s leading experts on the issue, at ACP House on Wednesday 13 January.

New study on cultural training courses in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, 15 January 2016/ ACPCP/ ACP: A new study on ACP cultural training courses, published by the ACPCultures + Programme, will help upskill practitioners and upscale the cultural sector in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
 

INTERVIEW SPECIAL: Sen. Maxine McClean, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados and Spokesperson of the ACP Group at the WTO

Nairobi, 19 December 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group is the largest negotiating constituency in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and has over the years become increasingly influential in trade negotiations. On December 15-19, Kenya hosted the 10th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, the first time for an ACP country to do so.

ACP countries determined not to “bury” Doha Agenda in Nairobi

Nairobi, 17 December 2015/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific countries join more than 160 delegations from around the world in the Kenyan capital Nairobi this week, to thrash out details of major global trade deals at the 10th ministerial conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organisation.
 
The conference – the highest decision making body of the WTO – has been well-known for stalemates and difficulties, where developed and developing countries are often on opposite sides of the table.
 

Liberia becomes 62nd ACP country to join WTO

Nairobi, 17 December 2015/ ACP: The Republic of Liberia will now be able to become a full-fledged member of the World Trade Organisation, after its membership deal was approved at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday, 16 December. The deal will enable the country to take better advantage of free trade opportunities in the multilateral trading system.
 

ACP MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUÉ ON THE TENTH SESSION OF THE WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

Nairobi, 14 December 2015/ ACP: Ministers responsible for Trade of the ACP Group of States, meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, 14 December, 2015 having considered the status of work on the issues being considered for decision at the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, 15 - 18 December 2015, reaffirm their declaration found in WT/MIN(15)/3 and emphasized the importance of securing a development centred outcome here in Nairobi.
 

ACP Group take on challenging terrain in lead up to WTO negotiations

Nairobi, 14 December 2015/ ACP: Trade Ministers and officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations gathered for a strategic preparatory meeting today, ahead of the 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organisation in Nairobi, Kenya on 15-18 December.

ACP Group welcomes the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Brussels, 14 December 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes welcomes the historic outcome of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), which accepted a global agreement on climate change on Saturday.


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