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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event Promotes Private Sector Development in the Pacific Region

Private sector representatives including, micro-small-medium enterprises, financing institutions and investment promotion authorities from the Pacific Region gathered in Nadi in December 2019 for the first African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Knowledge and Information Sharing Event.  

ACP Secretary General congratulates President Nyusi of Mozambique on his re-election

Brussels, 20 January 2020/ACP: The ACP Secretary General, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, undertook a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique on Wednesday 15 January 2020 to attend the inauguration of His Excellency the President-Elect Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
 
Mozambique held presidential, legislative and provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was declared the winner of the general election and will therefore serve a second term. 
 

Five Eastern and Southern African States hold talks with the European Union aimed at deepening trade relations

The Seychelles, 14 January 2020: The Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) states held the eighth meeting of the Joint Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Committee under the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) with a delegation from the European Union (EU) on 14 January 2020 in the Seychelles. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Haymandoyal Dillum for ESA-5 and Cecile Billaux for the EU.

ACP States ‘A Powerful Catalyst’ To Achieve SDGs

Brussels, 09 January 2019/ACP/: Dr. P.I. Gomes, Secretary General of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS), sees “great scope” for the 79-nation grouping in 2020 to be “a powerful catalyst and advocate to accelerate implementation” of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda.
 

Next Brussels Briefing to focus on Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems

The next Brussels Development Briefing #59 on “Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and IPES-FOOD will be held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.<

Nairobi Summit Leads to 'A Transformed ACP Committed to Multilateralism'

 
Brussels, 07 January 2020/ACP: The heads of government and state of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have taken a decisive step towards “A Transformed ACP Committed to Multilateralism”. At their 9th Summit, they have revised the constitutive act, the 1975 Georgetown Agreement.
 
An important outcome of the December 9-10 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, is a name change from the ACP Group of States to the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS).
 

Decisions and Resolutions of the 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

The 110th Session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States was held on Saturday 7 December 2019 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. 

 

ACP Summit Endorses Revised Georgetown Agreement

Brussels, 19 December 2019/ACP:The ACP Group of States has taken a decisive step towards being the “ACP We Want” with the endorsement of the revised Georgetown Agreement at the recently-concluded 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government. The revised Agreement includes significant changes to the organization including a name change from the ACP Group of States to the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS).
 

ACP High-level Women and Youth Forum leads to calls for a platform to support ACP States in their efforts to engage women and youth

Brussels, 19 December 2019/ACP: Held in the margins of the 9th ACP Summit in Nairobi (Kenya), The first-ever Women and Youth Forum led to the call for the establishment of an ACP Women and Youth Forum that will act as a platform to support ACP States in their efforts to engage women and youth.
 

79 ACP States Resolve to Combat Terrorism and Climate Crisis

NAIROBI/13/12/2019 /ACP: Threats of terrorism to global peace as an evolving transnational menace, coupled with the growing threat of climate change and the disruption it continues to cause among member states of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) requires them to lead from the front in providing recommendations on how the global community can counter terrorism and extremism as well as impact of climate change.
 


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