Brussels Briefing highlights trade, agribusiness in small island states (SIDS)

Brussels, 9 July 2014/ CTA/ ACP: "Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development" is the focus of the next Brussels Development Briefing to be held on11 July 2014 at the Borschette Centre in Brussels.

Overview of the Doha round: ACP interests and proposals - H.E Mr. Marwa J. Kisiri, Head of ACP Geneva Office

Delivered at the ACP Group Ambassadors & Experts Retreat: "Update on ACP data analysis and positions in preparation for a contribution towards defining a Post-Bali Work Program to conclude the Doha Development Agenda." 4-6 July, Lausanne - Switzerland
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Statement by the ACP Secretary General on Abuja bombing

Brussels, 27 June 2014/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni learned with dismay about the bombing perpetrated at a supermarket in Abuja, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday 25 June 2014.

ACP mourns passing of Fijian Ambassador

Brussels, 27 June 2014/ ACP: The ACP diplomatic corps in Brussels are mourning the tragic loss of one of its key members. The Ambassador of Fiji to the European Union and the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E Peceli Vocea was serving his second term in office since 2009, when he passed away yesterday at the age of 46.

EU-Africa partnership on cotton celebrates 10th anniversary

Brussels, 26 June 2014/ ACP: The 19th meeting of the Steering and Monitoring Committee of the EU-Africa Partnership on cotton (COS-coton) will be held on 2nd July 2014, from 9.30 am at the ACP House.

It has been 10 years since the Paris Forum which was held in July 2004, brought together African cotton producing countries and Member States of the European Union and created the EU-Africa Partnership on cotton.

Drugs under spotlight at ACP Harare talks

Harare, 25 June 2014/ TH/ ACP: About 15 African member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) are in Harare for a three-day conference meant to strengthen availability and affordability of pharmaceutical products in the region. Working under the banner "Renewed Partnership Project", the conference seeks to deliberate on gaps and strengths in the implementation of national medicines policies, regulations and practices, improving access and use of quality assured medicines.

ACP, EU stand together on post-2015 development agenda

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ ACP: Seventy nine member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and 28 members of the European Union declared their joint support for a strong overarching global framework that seeks to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, while also addressing the challenges and unique vulnerabilities of ACP countries. Download full declaration

16 ACP countries sign National Indicative Programmes with EU

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ EC/ ACP: A total of more than €4.6 billion of EU support was committed towards national development strategies in 16 ACP countries, in the margins of the ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers on 19-20 June in Nairobi, Kenya.

ACP Ministers declaration on Small Island States

Brussels, 20 June 2014/ ACP: Ministers from the member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have urged a recommitment of the international community to addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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