Brussels, 27 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: ACP sugar supplying states have called on the European Union to honour its commitments under the ACP-EU Cotonou Accord and Economic Partnership Agreements, arguing that abolishing sugar quotas before 2020 could cripple ACP developing economies.
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 27 May 2013/ ACP Press Release: A four-member delegation of the ACP Group have been in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea over the weekend to independently observe the legislative, senatorial and municipal elections held 26 May 2013. The elections are the first to be held in the country since the adoption of the new constitution on 13 November 2011.
ACP Press Release. Establishment of an ACP Working Group on post Rio+20 . Prosperity and sustainable development to be linked NOW.
In a Consultative Meeting held in Brussels on 29 and 30 April 2013, at the ACP House to discuss the implementation of "The outcomes of Rio+20 Conference: now, up to and beyond 2015" the representatives of the ACP governments have decided to establish an ACP Ad-hoc Working Group on the Post-2015 Process. The meeting focused on the critical elements for the development of the post-2015 overarching framework, which will be very important to eradicating poverty in ACP Member States.
Meeting of ACP Ministers on European Development Fund. Deep concern about the amount of the EDF and the ownership of the projects.
In a meeting held in Brussels on 17 and 18 April 2013, the ACP Ministers in charge of the ACP-EU Development Finance have expressed their regret for the 10% decrease of the EU financial envelope allocated to the cooperation with the ACP in the framework of the 11th EDF European Development Funds (2014-2020), compared to the EC initial proposal.
ACP Press release Ethiopian PM, H.E. Hailemariam DESSALEGN, at ACP House: “EU to be more understanding to ACP’s needs”
On an official visit to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels on Tuesday, April 16th, the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, called on the European Union to be more understanding to the need of the ACP countries. He also stressed the need for a strengthening of the unity, the solidarity and the cooperation among ACP countries and regions. He proclaimed his optimism about Africa whose growth has reached an unprecedented level thanks to its attraction of foreign direct investments.
ACP Group calls on EU Parliament to not vote specific market regulation which can be considered as a pressure against ACP countries.
Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Brussels, April 16th 2013
Press release ACP General Secretariat MEETING OF ACP MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, BRUSSELS 10TH-11TH APRIL 2013 TACKLING AN “ACUTE CRISIS OF RELEVANCE”
The 3rd Meeting of ACP Ministers of Education has been opened this Wednesday, 10th April 2013 at the ACP House in Brussels under the theme “Reflecting on ACP Cooperation objectives in Education within the post-2015 Development Agenda”.
In his opening remarks to welcome the ACP Ministers of Education, the ACP Secretary General, H.E. Alhaji Muhammad MUMUNI has underlined, among all the education challenges ACP countries have to face, a crisis of relevance.
Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide at the ACP General Secretariat (Brussels April 7th, 2013) Statement of the Secretary General Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni Official Statement of the ACP Group
In a special meeting held at the ACP General Secretariat in Brussels on April 7th, 2013 to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the ACP Group has released a special declaration. In his speech, the ACP Secretary General, HON. ALHAJI MUHAMMAD MUMUNI declared:
“It is important that we continue to commemorate this day in order not to forget one of the most heinous crimes against humanity perpetrated by one group of people against another.