New leadership for ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 9 September 2014/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels will hold its first regular session this month since appointing a new Chair and a new Bureau to coordinate its work.

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.

Global business network for Small Island States

Apia, Samoa, 4 September 2014/ ACP: Representatives of the ACP Secretariat participated in a critical forum on private sector development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which called for the creation of a Global Business Network for SIDS – 36 of which are ACP member countries - to build fruitful partnerships and accelerate their sustainable development.

Initial findings of ACP Eminent Persons Group Report presented to Pacific and Caribbean leaders

Apia, Samoa, 4 September 2014/ ACP: Leaders from the Pacific and Caribbean were briefed on the progress made by the Drafting Committee of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on the future perspectives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States today.

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.

Eminent Persons Group on track with report on ACP future

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.

ACP Ambassadors' Spouses donate €11 000 to communities in need

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.

ACP regions to give nominations for Secretariat's top-level posts

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.

New ambassadors for Mauritania, Djibouti welcomed

Brussels, 19 July 2014/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors received two newly appointed peers on Thursday, from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Djibouti.

ACP celebrates ten years of COS-Cotton

Brussels 15 July 2014/ ACP: The European Union and its member states have provided an estimated €400 million to develop the African cotton sector from 2004 to 2014, equivalent to almost 70% of total assistance from major donors towards the sector.

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