Statement by the Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Hon. Fitz A Jackson, MP (Jamaica), on US Re-engagement with Cuba
Kingston, Jamaica, 31 January 2015/ ACP: I welcome the initiative of the Obama Administration to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, which is one of the Member States of the ACP Group.
Basse-terre, Guadeloupe, 23 January 2015/ BizClim/ ACP: A Conference themed “Sustainable Incubation & Development Fund in support of business in bio and renewable energy in the Caribbean” was held in Guadeloupe on January 20-21, 2015.
Post-2015 focus to boost South-South & triangular links, build on Group’s development finance & programming know-how
The ACP Council of Ministers at its 100th Session held at ACP House, in Brussels, Belgium from 10th to 12th December 2014;
Expressing its Deep Concern on the humanitarian impact of the eruption of the volcano of Fogo in Cabo Verde, which started in the morning of 23 November 2014 and affecting the entire population of Chã das Caldeiras and the surrounding areas, totalling nearly 2000 people and still spewing lava to this day;
Brussels, 12th December 2014/ ACP: The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group met for its 100th sitting from 9 – 12 December in Brussels, Belgium. Amongst several significant decisions taken, the Council appointed a new Secretary General to head the organisation from 2015-2020.
Brussels, 10 December 2014/ ACP: Ambassador Dr. Patrick I. Gomes of Guyana has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.
Dr. Gomes’ appointment took place today during the 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers in Brussels, making him the tenth Secretary General since the inception of the organisation in 1975.
Opening address by the Secretary General at the 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 10 December, Brussels
Permit me to begin by expressing how deeply honoured I am for the privilege of addressing this noble and august 100th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers. I warmly welcome you all to ACP House, which is, indeed, your House!
Let me also extend a warm hand of welcome to our Special Guest, H. E. Mr. Li Yong, Director-General of UNIDO who has graciously agreed to address Council on the topic Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development.