Georgetown, Guyana, 8 December 2011/CARICOM: CARIFORUM Officials met with their European Union counterparts in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 8, to convene the First Meeting of the Special Committee on Customs Cooperation and Trade Facilitation under the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
This Special Committee Meeting was preceded by a CARIFORUM Preparatory Meeting on December 7.
Brussels, 7 December 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: Senior trade officials from ACP member countries concluded two days of intense discussions in preparation for key meetings within the coming weeks.
Over one hundred people representing forty countries gathered in Brussels in mid-November in preparation for the UNFCCC COP17 conference. Attending the first day sessions on renewable energy were experts, researchers, beneficiaries, NGO representatives, private investors already present in the ACP countries and prospecting financiers. Discussions focused on scaling up renewable energy investments in the ACP region. Produced by BizClim.
NEWS: African and Pacific groups declare joint support for regional means to boost aid effectiveness
Busan, 30 November 2011/ PIFS/ ACP Newsdesk: Two regional allies of the ACP Group of States, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), have called for stronger recognition of the vital role of regional platforms and organizations in enhancing links between country priorities and global efforts for effective development cooperation.
Vienna, 30 November 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: The ACP Group of States and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) signed a new partnership agreement this week that will allow mutual representation at each other’s top meetings, and advance cooperation in certain areas of shared interest.
Accra, 29 November 2011/ GNA – The African Union (AU) in Collaboration with the African Caribbean Pacific Multilateral Trade System (ACP MTS) on Monday ended a two-day preparatory meeting aimed at facilitating preparations and participation of AU countries for the eighth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva.
Kingston, 29 November 2011/ ACP Fish II: The CARIFORUM agenda was further advanced when more than 80 persons across the Caribbean in fisheries administration, research, fisherfolk organisations and business gathered in Kingston, Jamaica to promote the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP). The Policy, which is an overarching set of guidelines and principles aimed at regional co-operation in the management of the
Georgetown, Guyana, 29 November 2011/ CNN/ ACP Newsdesk -- Irwin LaRocque, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, has sounded a challenge for Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) to enhance their competitiveness and productivity in order to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between CARIFORUM and the European Union (EU).