Francophonie head welcomes collaboration with ACP Group

Brussels 22 February 2016/ ACP: The Secretaries-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the African, Caribbean Pacific Group of States met on the margins of a joint event held recently in Brussels on the subject of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, where they discussed common approaches with a view to collaborate on programmes in the areas of youth and women.

New hub to support Action Against Desertification in ACP countries

Brussels, 22 February 2016/ FAO/AU/ ACP: A special hub will support critical efforts to combat land degradation, desertification and drought in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific, through an agreement signed by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).  

The FAO and AUC stated that the special hub will provide assistance in coordination, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, resource mobilisation, knowledge management for the implementation of the Action Against Desertification.

MOU signed between ACP, International Bridges for Justice to promote democracy, rule of law

Brussels, 22 February 2016: An MOU was signed by ACP Secretary General H.E Dr. Patrick I. Gomes and the CEO and Founder of International Bridges for Justice (IBJ) Rev. Karen I. Tse, to promote and support member countries' institutional development in the Rule of Law and Good Governance.

New book challenges current methods of poverty analysis

Brussels, 19 February 2016/ ACP: A new book launched at the ACP House, titled “Poverty is a person: Human Agency, Women and Caribbean Households” by Dr. Theresa-Ann Rajack-Talley, calls for a more gendered and multidimensional approach to studying poverty, going beyond the traditional focus on statistics and figures.

Presented during last week’s ACP symposium on empowering youth and women entrepreneurs through South-South & Triangular Cooperation, the book attempts to address the question of why poverty still exists, using a ‘people-centred’ lens.

Special Post-COP21 Meeting: Helping ACP States Implement the Paris Agreement

Brussels, 19 February 2016/ GCCA/ ACP: A Special Post-COP21 Meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 March 2016 at the ACP Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. The goal of the two-day meeting is to facilitate dialogue and discuss follow-up actions to implement the Paris Agreement, in collaboration with partners and particularly focusing on key issues affecting the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.

Tanzania Pemba Project: Sowing the seeds of change

Brussels, 19 February 2016/ GCCA/ ACP: On a small island in the Indian Ocean, the combination of hard work, friendship and financial support has helped protect vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change.

PHOTOS, PRESENTATIONS + VIDEOS: Symposium on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

(Above: Some participants at the ACP South-South and Triangular Cooperation Symposium, on the theme 'Integrated Rural Development: Strengthening Women and Youth Empowerment through Jobs and Entrepreneurship,' co-organised by ACP Group, UN FAO and the OIF, held in Brussels on 11-12 February 2016)

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ACP Secretariat mourns passing of colleague Irene Handane

Brussels, 16 February 2016/ ACP: The Management and Staff of the ACP Secretariat mourned the loss of fellow staff member Mrs. Irène Handane (pictured), who passed away on 6th February 2016.

In a special ceremony, colleagues remembered Mrs. Handane, a national of Mali, who committed more than 24 years in service to the ACP Group of States as an Interpreter (English to French).

INTERVIEW: Secretary General talks ACP future with Caribbean leaders

Brussels, 15 February 2016/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes is attending the 27th intersessional meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community CARICOM in Belize on 16-17 February, to facilitate a discussion on the future of the ACP Group of States. Dr. Gomes spoke with the ACP Press Office about the aims of his mission in Belize and the issues to be covered when meeting with regional leaders.


Women and Youth at the forefront of forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Brussels, 13 February 2016/ ACP/ FAO/ OIF: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), have wrapped up a symposium pledging to build new partnerships to empower women and youth.

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