Higher education, science & tech projects in ACP countries showcased at joint conference

Brussels, 14 April 2014/ ACP: More than 60 exemplary joint projects supported through ACP-EU cooperation in higher education, science and technology and research were showcased at the ACP House earlier this month, highlighting the importance of creating sustainable and equitable knowledge-based societies in ACP regions.

ACP Sugar group teams up with CIRAD research centre on agriculture, development activities

Montpellier, 14 April 2014/ ACP Sugar Group: Upon an invitation from CIRAD, a delegation representing the ACP Sugar Subcommittee, as well as the ACP Secretariat, undertook a study tour of the CIRAD facilities in Montpellier, France on the 8th April 2014. The ACP Research Programme Coordinating Unit facilitated the study tour.

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: 'Do not repeat our original mistake', says Chair - ACP Committee of Ambassadors

The United Republic of Tanzania holds ACP Presidency for the period 1 February – 1 August 2014. During this period, H.E Dr Diodorus Kamala chairs the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, a decision-making organ of the Group that reports to the Council of Ministers.

United front and best EPA, Pacific ACP trade ministers urged

Suva, Fiji, 10 April 2014/ FL/ PN: Fiji's Trade Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called on Pacific ACP Trade Ministers to remain firm and united ahead of talks with the European Union (EU) for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Zimbabwe cotton-to-clothing industry benefits from ACP-EU backing

Harare, 10 April 2014/ F2F/ EEAS Zim: The European Union will assist the Zimbabwean cotton industry in developing a cotton-to-clothing strategy that aims at enhancing development and competitiveness of the sector, according to a statement from the Delegation of the EU to Zimbabwe.

ACP Eminent Persons Group drafting committee kick off review work

Brussels, 10 April 2014/ ACP: A year shy of its 40th anniversary, having spent decades working to lift its people out of poverty, the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) – the largest intergovernmental association of developing countries in existence – is undergoing a period of profound self-review.

COLUMN: Steadying the ship in stormy waters - A message to youth

by Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Chef de Cabinet

This is a summarised version of a public lecture delivered to the Annual Congress of the National Economics Students Association of (NESA) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, on Wednesday 12th March 2014.



Today, Rwanda and the entire international community is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide that took place in that country in 1994. The memory of this unspeakable tragedy continues to haunt our collective memory and constantly reminds us of the absolute need to remain vigilant in the face of the risk, not yet definitively eliminated, of reliving such inhumane acts based on an unjustified hatred of your fellowman.  

Equatorial Guinea head gifts € 200k to ACP Secretariat

Brussels, 7 April 2014/ ACP: The President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo pledged generous support to the ACP Group on Friday 4 April, including €200,000 to help the work of the Secretariat, and a commitment to host and bear the costs of the ACP Eminent Persons Group's regional consultations for Central Africa.

ACP SG, Cote D’Ivoire Prime Minister praise progress in ECOWAS region

Brussels, 4 April 2014/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni welcomed the Prime Minister of Cote D'Ivoire, H.E. Daniel Kablan Duncan to the ACP House for a courtesy call on Tuesday 1 April.

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