Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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ACP-EU Migration Action

Brussels 16 May 2019/ACP: The ACP-EU Migration Action supports the Dialogue on Migration and Development between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and European (EU) countries.The Action provides technical assistance to ACP Governments and Regional Organisations, support to grass-roots projects with/by Non-State Actor projects and produces and disseminates information on its work.

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ACP Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event

Mauritius 14 May 2019/ACP: The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat), is launching a series of regional meetings aimed at boosting ACP private sector information, developing knowledge sharing and networking.
 

Next Brussels Briefing #55: Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture

The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 55 on Opportunities of Blockchain for Agriculture which will be held in Brussels on Wednesday 15th May 2019 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels, salle C. This Briefing is organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the European Commission (DEVCO), the ACP Secretariat, Concord and BMZ.
 

ACP Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Event

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat), is launching a series of regional meetings aimed at boosting ACP private sector information, developing knowledge sharing and networking. 

New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators conclude successful series of regional consultations, culminating with African leaders’ meeting

 

Brussels 03 May 2019/ACP: Today, in Eswatini, Chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with African Ministers to discuss the African pillar of the future partnership between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). 

ACP Secretariat-UNCTAD to host workshop on recognition of qualifications to facilitate movement of natural persons

Geneva, 02 May 2019 - The African, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat (ACP), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is holding an all-day workshop on the recognition of qualifications to facilitate movement of natural persons at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 3 May 2019. The workshop will provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue to examine key issues related to the trade in services-migration-development nexus. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities facing developing countries and options to tackle them.

ACP Private Sector Development Updates now available in bi-monthly newsletter

Brussels 25 April 2019/ACP: Despite progress, African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries still face major challenges: in Africa, increased integration reinforces the need for better cross-border coordination; in the Caribbean, the vulnerability of its small open economies has become more pronounced and in the Pacific, island countries continue to face development challenges related to their remoteness and adaptation to climate change. 

Revisiting the Georgetown Agreement

''The truly compelling lesson of this journey is how critical it is to pool our resources: political, economic and intellectual in negotiating with countries beyond ourselves: globally, in Europe, in the Hemisphere.''

Opening remarks by Sir Shridath Ramphal on the process of unification for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States at the Inter-Regional High-Level Consultation in Barbados on 26 February 2019.

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New ACP-EU Partnership: EU discusses future EU-Caribbean relations

Kingston (Jamaica), 15 April 2019/ACP:  As the EU is working to modernise its relations with 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP), chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with ACP Caribbean leaders for a dedicated dialogue on the regional EU-Caribbean pillar in the framework of the post Cotonou ACP-EU partnership.

Today's discussions form part of broader regional consultations and are focused on the Caribbean’s specific needs and priorities for the coming years. The outcome will guide the negotiators’ work in creating a tailor-made EU-Caribbean partnership within the future ACP-EU agreement. 


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