Brussels, 14 October 2013/ ACP: The first consultation of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) will be held in Apia, Samoa from 17-19 October 2013. This is the first in a series of six regional consultations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to solicit the views and secure positions of member states on the outlooks of the ACP Group after 2020.
Welcome statement by the Secretary General at the Meeting of the ACP Senior Trade Officials and Technical Follow Up Group on EPA Negotiations and Implementation, 7 October 2013, Brussels
ACP-EU jointly declare commitment to human rights of migrants and "well-managed" migration for growth
Statements by the Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors on recent events in Lagos, Nigeria and Lampedusa Is., Italy
Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria
The Chairman of the Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP Group H.E. Fatumanava III Dr. Pa’o LUTERU, Ambassador of Samoa, was shocked and dismayed to learn of the tragedy that occurred in Nigeria on 3rd October 2013 when an Associate Airlines plane crashed at the Lagos airport, killing at least 15 of its passengers.
Geneva, 1 October 2013/ ITC/ ACP: Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, has become a significant tool in unlocking job creation and innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries.
Brussels, 30 September 2013/ ACP: Prominent academic and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Prof. E. Nigel Harris stressed the role of tertiary education as an engine for economic growth in developing countries, while calling for deeper collaboration across ACP regions in the process.