Statement by the Assistant Secretary General Mr Achille Bassilekin III at the 3rd International Conference for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), 1-4 September, Samoa
Mr President; Excellencies; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and gentlemen,
I speak on behalf of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the ACP, which is one of the largest groups of developing countries in the world, consisting of 80 Member countries of which 36 are Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Allow me, from the outset, to express our gratitude to the Government and people of Samoa for the excellent organisation of this Conference and for the warm welcome received on arrival to this beautiful island.
Eminent Persons Group concludes the final round of regional consultations on future perspectives of the ACP
Luanda, Angola, 2 September 2014/ ACP: The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) has concluded the final round of regional consultations in Luanda, Angola as part of an 18-month review of the ACP Group.
Brussels, 2 August 2014/ ACP: The Drafting Committee of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) concluded a vigorous week of work in Brussels on Friday, preparing its report on the future orientation of the ACP Group. The report is to be a key item on the agenda for the upcoming Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, scheduled for the 6-7 November in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Brussels, 22 July 2014/ ACP: The Association of ACP Ambassadors’ Spouses presented donations to beneficiaries in Rwanda and Burkina Faso, for total amount of €11 000, raised mainly through the annual charity gala dinner organised by the association earlier this year at the Sheraton Hotel.
Brussels, 22 July 2014/ ACP: Following confirmation by the Council of Ministers last month that the Caribbean region will hold the post of Secretary General of the Brussels-based ACP Secretariat for the 2015-2020 period, the Committee of Ambassadors have designated which regions to nominate candidates for the four Assistant Secretary-General posts.