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DECLARATION OF THE 8TH SUMMIT OF ACP HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES

PORT MORESBY DECLARATION

I.          PREAMBLE

We, Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), meeting at our 8th Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 31 May and 1 June 2016 under the theme “Repositioning the ACP Group to respond to the challenges of sustainable development”,

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government, 31 May 2016, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

DELIVERED BY THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY GENERAL IN CHARGE OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, AMB. LEONARD OGNIMBA, IN THE FRENCH LANGUAGE ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL
 
[Protocols]
It is indeed an honour and privilege for me to address this assembly at this time in the history of the ACP Group. May I begin by thanking the Right Honourable Prime Minister, the Government and People of Papua New Guinea for the tremendous welcome and hospitality extended to us. Your hosting of this Summit is a celebration of the commitment of the people of Papua New Guinea to the ACP’s unity and solidarity. 
 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Joint Ministerial meeting kicks off 8th ACP Summit

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 May 2016/ ACP/ MFAPNG: The Joint Session of the Council of Ministers and the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States was held today as in preparation for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of States and Government.

The Ministers agreed on the Draft Agenda and program of the Leaders’ Summit which will be held on 31st May and 1st June 2016 in Port Moresby.

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly convene in Windhoek, Namibia

Brussels, 20 May 2016/ EP/ACP: The 31st plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly will take place in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, in Southern Africa, from 13 to 15 June 2016. The session will be officially opened by its co-presidents, Louis Michel for the European Parliament, and Netty Baldeh (Gambia) for the ACP (Africa Caribbean Pacific) countries.
 

Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for pivotal summit this month

Brussels 17 May 2016/ ACP: Leaders from the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are expected in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 30th May – 1st June for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena. 

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 103rd session of the ACP Council of Ministers

 
ACP EMINENT PERSONS GROUP (EPG)
 
WORKING GROUP ON THE REVISION OF THE STAFF REGULATIONS
 
OUTBREAK OF ZIKA VIRUS IN THE CARIBBEAN
 
 
No.1   ACP-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS (EPAS) 
 

ACP-EU partnership to be aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dakar, Senegal, 29 April 2016/ ACP: The Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers conveyed their full support for a process to bring the world’s longest-standing North-South cooperation framework into line with the globally adopted Sustainable Development Agenda towards 2030.

Following the 41st session of the Joint Council held on the 28th and 29th April in Dakar, Senegal, ministers from member countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific along with counterparts from the European Union agreed to deepen talks on the issue and continue coordination at the technical level, in the run-up to important global meetings this year.

ACP Council ends with bolstered commitment to leaders’ Summit, firm stance on trade

Dakar, Senegal, 28th April 2016/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific Ministers concluded their 103rd session at the King Fahd Palace in Dakar, Senegal yesterday with a renewed determination to ensure the success of the upcoming Summit of Heads of State and Government in Papua New Guinea, as well as an appeal to the European Union for flexibility on free trade deals with the ACP regions.

Ministers discuss decisive year for ACP Group of 79 countries

Dakar, Senegal, 26 April, 2016/ ACP: A call to rally together behind key common issues and preserve solidarity when dealing with partners set the tone at the opening of the 103rd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States today.

The Council of Ministers will discuss several critical items before meeting with counterparts from the European Union on the 28th and 29th of April. This includes matters related to trade, development cooperation, and the future of the ACP Group, including its relations with the EU beyond 2020.


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