Eminent Persons consult Pacific region on post-2020 ACP-EU outlooks

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.

ACP Ministerial Communiqué on the 9th session of the WTO Ministerial Conference

Brussels, 11 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers responsible for Trade of the ACP Group of States, meeting in Brussels 9-11 October, having considered the status of work on the issues being considered for decision at the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Bali, Indonesia 3-6 December 2013, emphasised the importance of securing a balanced and meaningful outcome in the areas under negotiation. 
 

Statement by the Secretary General at the 9th ACP Ministers of Trade meeting, 9 Oct 2013, Brussels

Distinguished Honourable Ministers;
Our Special Guests, Ambassador Yonov AGAH Deputy Director-General of the WTO and Mr Martin KHOR, Executive Director of South Centre,
Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General of Ministries responsible for Trade matters in ACP States
Excellency Ambassadors, 
Heads and representatives of ACP regional integration organizations
Distinguished participants, 
Ladies and gentlemen, 
 

ACP Trade Ministers meet to resolve trade blocks with EU

 
Brussels, 7 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers and other High level trade officials from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will rally in Brussels from 7-11 October for talks, leading up to a meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on Friday 11 October.
 

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

Promote Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General of Ministries responsible for Trade Issues in ACP States; Excellency Ambassadors; Heads and Representatives of ACP regional integration organizations; Distinguished participants; Ladies and gentlemen, 
 
It is a pleasure for me to welcome you all to Brussels, Belgium, and to ACP House, your House, for this meeting of ACP Senior Trade Officials and Technical Follow-up Group on EPA negotiations and implementation. 
 

ACP-EU jointly declare commitment to human rights of migrants and "well-managed" migration for growth

New York, 4 October 2013/ACP: ACP Secretary General Mumuni calls attention to South-South migration and the positive role of migrants as agents for development as he joins the international community at the United Nation General Assembly's second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development .
 

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.  

Despite bottlenecks, optimism grows about e-commerce in ACP countries

Geneva, 1 October 2013/ ITC/ ACPElectronic 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.

VIDEO: “Universities are drivers for ACP growth” – Prof E. Nigel Harris

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.

DRC 56th ACP country to ratify Cotonou Accord

Brussels, 30 September 2013/ ACP: The Democratic Republic of Congo has completed the process of ratifying the 2010 revised version of the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, also known as the Cotonou Agreement.
 


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