ACP joins Benin in mourning loss of former President Kerekou

Brussels, 19 October 2015/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes conveyed his condolences on behalf of the ACP Group to the Government and people of Benin, following the death of distinguished statesman and former President, H.E. General Mathieu Kerekou on October 14th.

ACP Trade Ministers convene to decide on a position for WTO MC10

Brussels, 16 October 2015/ ACP: Ministers of trade and senior officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will gather in Brussels on 19-21 October for a strategic two-day meeting to prepare for the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation, to be held in Narobi, Kenya on 15-18 December 2015.

Brussels Briefing No.43: Emerging donors and rising powers in agriculture in ACP countries

Brussels, 14 October 2015/ CTA/ ACP: The 43rd Brussels Briefing organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), ACP Secretariat and European Commission will discuss the key challenges and new opportunities to enhance South-South and Triangular cooperation for agricultural and rural development in ACP countries.

Sudan, Malawi diplomats welcomed by ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 13 October 2015/ ACP: Newly appointed Ambassadors to the European Union from the Republics of Malawi and Sudan were received by fellow African, Caribbean and Pacific envoys, whereby they affirmed their strong support for the ongoing work to reinforce the 79-member ACP Group in the post-2015 and post-2020 era.  

Kenya signs Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ ACP: The Republic of Kenya became the third ACP country to sign the Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation for the Implementation of Cumulation Provisions contained in the Economic Partnership Agreements signed between ACP regions/countries and the EU

EC: Launch of public consultation on the future of the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ EC: Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the European Commission have launched a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020, when the current EU-ACP Cotonou Agreement will expire.

Debate examines ACP-EU cooperation in the post-2015 era

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ ACP: A full day of discussions dedicated to how “fit for purpose” the ACP-EU framework is in terms of delivering international cooperation objectives beyond 2015, was organised by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, which holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) on 30 September.

IPS interview with ACP Secretary General: "We need to do development differently in the post-2015 era," says ACP SG

Brussels, 2 October 2015/ IPS/ ACP: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted at a summit meeting of world leaders at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Sep. 25, reflect the five strategic domains the ACP Group is gearing to focus on, as it repositions itself as a more effective organisation in the global arena, says the 79-nation bloc’s head Dr Patrick Gomes.

More attention needed on migration - Chair of ACP Ambassadors

Brussels, 30 September 2015/ ACP: The President of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors has challenged members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group to do more in leveraging its partnership with the European Union, with a view to finding solutions to worrying migration trends that affect ACP states.

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