ACP-FAO agreement to enhance 79 countries’ pursuit of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals

Rome, 6 June 2015/ UN FAO/ ACP: The African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production.

Photos + video: ACP 40th anniversary symposium - "From Georgetown to Sipopo and beyond"

Photo of the day: President of the United Nations General Assembly H.E Mr. Samuel Kutesa (third from right) with the ACP Secretary General and the Ambassadors of Botswana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Counsellor of the Rwandan Embassy in Brussels, at the 40th anniversary symposium of the ACP Group of States. 

June 4, 2015


Joint ACP-EU Council backs experts’ recommendations on migration

Brussels, 1 June 2015/ ACP: Ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, alongside colleagues from the European Union reiterated their condemnation of the criminal networks which organise human trafficking with complete disregard for human lives, and called for urgent actions to combat such networks.

ACP Council makes pronouncements on SIDS, migration, private sector development

Brussels, 29 May 2015/ ACP: The 101st session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States took place on the 26th and 27th of May and reconvened again on the 29th to finalise outcomes.

EU signs visa waiver agreements with 7 ACP countries

Brussels 28 May 2015/ EU Council: On 28 May the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreements with St Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Vanuatu, the independent State of Samoa and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at a ceremony that took place in Brussels.

ACP Group aims for meaningful strides in 2015

Brussels, 26 May 2015/ ACP: The Council of Ministers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries opened its 101st session of today, reiterating the Group’s intention of being an effective global player, while contributing meaningfully, as a group, to the advancement of a balanced and robust post-2015 international agenda for development.

Opening statement by the President of the ACP Council of Ministers, Hon. Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu) at the 101st session of the Council, 26 May 2015, Brussels

I bring you fraternal and warm greetings from His Excellency President Baldwin LONSDALE, The Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Joe NATUMAN and the Government and good people of the Republic of Vanuatu. Permit me to express how delighted I am to be here.  Indeed, I consider it an honour and privilege to be presiding over the affairs of this august 101st Council session here at ACP House. 

Welcome statement of the Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes at the 101st session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 26 May 2015, Brussels

Permit me to begin by expressing how deeply honoured I am to welcome you to the ACP House for the 101st Council Session, and for the privilege of addressing this august Council for the first time in my capacity as your Secretary General.  May I reiterate my deep sense of appreciation for being entrusted this great honour and yet formidable task, at a critical time in the life of our esteemed Group.  

Communiqué from the Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States on the signing of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali

Brussels, 20 May 2015/ ACP: On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), the Secretary-General, H.E. Patrick I. Gomes, has applauded the recent positive developments in the situation in the north of Mali.

Pacific-EU trade talks on hold

Brussels, 16 May 2015/ FBC/ PIFS/ ACP: Substantive negotiations for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Pacific Island countries and the European Union are suspended, according to the Head of the EU delegation for the Pacific, Mr. Andrew Jacobs.

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