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ACP-EC-UN-Habitat partnership announces USD 11 million for improving life in slums

Nairobi, 10 May 2017/ UNHABITAT/ ACP: A new USD 11 million has been secured for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme to empower African, Caribbean and Pacific countries transform the living conditions of slum dwellers.

ACP-EU Council of Ministers agree on support for ACP countries hit by external shocks

Brussels, 10 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers agreed at its 42nd session to amend the partnership agreement between the two blocs to allow for more effective support to ACP member states that suffer unexpected external shocks.

DECISIONS, RESOLUTIONS - 105TH SESSION OF THE ACP COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, 3-4 MAY 2017, BRUSSELS

DECISIONS 
 
No. 1 REVIEW OF THE GEORGETOWN AGREEMENT
No. 2 POST-COTONOU AGREEMENT
No. 3 THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN HAITI
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
No. 1 ACP AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY TRADE AND SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
No. 2 ACP-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS (EPAs)
No. 3 SUPPORT FOR ACP MEMBER STATES ON THE UPCOMING UN-WTO AND WHO

ACP Group of States refines its vision for future relations with EU and world

Brussels, 5 May 2017/ ACP: The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States closed its 105th session with two key decisions that will influence how the bloc of 79 countries will carve out a more effective role in the international arena.

Opening ceremony of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Brussels, 3 May 2017/ ACP: The 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers was opened today in Brussels, gathering high level officials from the 79 member states of the ACP Group to discuss and take decisions on major issues of common concern and interest. 

The 105th session of Council is presided over by the Minister of Finance and Cooperation of Ethiopia Dr. Abraham Tekeste. 

Following opening remarks by the ACP Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes, the President-in-Office of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Peter Thomson of Fiji addressed the Council of Ministers as a special invited guest.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, 3 May 2017

Your Excellency Ambassador Peter THOMSON, President of the 71st UN General Assembly,

Your Excellency, Dr. Abraham TEKESTE, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and President of the 105th Session of the ACP Council,

Honourable Ministers,

Excellencies,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tallinn conference aims to share e-governance knowledge, build capacity in ACP countries

Brussels 1 May 2017/ ACP: Estonia’s premier annual event on e-governance will focus on ACP countries this 29-31 May, due to the growing interest in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific in modernising their governance systems and implementing innovative e-governance solutions.

ACP 1-on-1 INTERVIEW: H.E. Mr. Teshome Toga Chanaka, Ambassador of Ethiopia and Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 29 April 2017/ ACP: The Ambassador of Ethiopia to the Benelux countries and the European Union H.E Mr. Teshome Toga Chanaka presides over the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group for the period 1 February 2017 - 31 July 2017. He shares with ACP Press priority issues for the coming months in his tenure, including discussions on the future of the ACP Group, including ACP-EU relations. 

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Statement by the Secretary General at the High-Level Conference “Sixty Years and Beyond - Contributing to Development Cooperation”, Rome, 27 April 2017

Delivered under the Second axis: “Working together: new partnerships, actors and tools” at the High Level Conference on EU development cooperation, marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. 
 

New Ambassador of Burkina Faso addresses ACP diplomats

Brussels, 12 April 2017/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomed their newest member, the new Ambassador of Burkina Faso, H.E. Mrs Jacqueline Marie Zaba Nikiéma on Wednesday 12 April at the ACP headquarters.
 


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