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.


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.

Dominica gifted with €100k from Mauritius to assist with disaster recovery

Brussels, 12 December 2015/ ACP: The Government of Mauritius gifted the Commonwealth of Dominica with €100,000 to help with recovery efforts following the devastation wreaked on the Caribbean island by Tropical Storm Erika in August.

FEATURED VIDEO: Do the nuts and bolts of the ACP-EU Partnership need changing?

Brussels, 9 December 2015/ EP: ACP countries and the EU have a particular bond. In 2020, the ACP-EU partnership agreement, known as the Cotonou Agreement, will come to and end. But what will happen next? Is the EU still ACP countries' best friend? EPTV's Maha Ganem explores the issues with the Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly MEP Louis Michel and MP Fitz Jackson of Jamaica, in the margins of the 30th JPA session.


ACP-EU JPA: New global challenges debated by 30th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 9 December 2015/ EP: Forty years of ACP-EU cooperation, migration, the post-election situation in Burundi, and COP21 were among the topics discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at its 30th session, which closed on Wednesday, in Brussels.

ACP Secretary General makes bold appeal at Paris Climate Change Conference COP21

Paris, 8 December 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Group of States H.E Dr Patrick Gomes called for an international agreement on climate change that is ambitious, legally-binding and inclusive, while highlighting the strategy signed recently between the ACP and the European Union for €475 million to be dedicated to climate change, resilience building and the environment under the Intra-ACP envelope of the 11th European Development Fund up to 2020.

EU and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries join forces for ambitious global climate deal

Paris, 8 December 2015/ ACP/ EC: As UN climate negotiations enter their final days, the European Union and the group of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States today stressed their shared commitment for an ambitious and binding global climate deal to be agreed in Paris.

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