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ACP Group of States condemns remarks by U.S President

Brussels, 15 January 2018/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States expresses unequivocal condemnation of the shocking and hurtful racist remarks attributed to the President of the United States of America regarding a significant part of its membership, as reported in international media.

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: “Promoting the resilience of populations to natural disasters"

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti 18 December 2017/ ACP-EU JPA: The 34th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) opened on Monday 18 December in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a firm call by the Co-President Michele Rivasi for international decion-makers present to effectively address the impacts of natural disasters, and include climate change adaptation strategies in all sectors. 

WTO impasse spurs ACP developing states to find intra-ACP solutions

Buenos Aires, 14 December 2017/ ACP: Talks towards a final outcome document collapsed at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation, despite the best efforts by the Chair, Argentina’s Amb. Susana Malcorra, to get member states to agree to a ‘scaled down’ ministerial declaration.

Plenary Statement by Senator, the Hon. Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados on behalf of the ACP Group of States at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, 11 December 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mister Chair, Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen,
 
It was my honour to represent the states of the ACP as Coordinator at the historic 10th WTO Ministerial meeting in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015. At this 11th meeting I am pleased to represent my distinguished successor, the Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana who regrets that he cannot be here today.
 

ACP countries aim for solid outcomes at WTO

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11 December 2017/ ACP: Despite the cloud of uncertainty shrouding the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation, trade officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific States are rallying to ensure meaningful outcomes are generated over the three days of high level trade talks taking place this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 106th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, held on 5th and 6th December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium

DECISIONS
 
No.1 ENDORSEMENT OF THE AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST DECEMBER 2016
 
No.2 ACP SECRETARIAT’S BUDGET FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2018
 
No.3 RESCHEDULING OF THE ARREARS IN CONTRIBUTIONS
 
No.4 REVISION OF THE SCALE OF CONTRIBUTIONS
 
No.5 OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF THE ACP SECRETARY GENERAL
 

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

Brussels, 7 December 2017/ ACP: Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues affecting ACP countries.

ACP boosts regional engagement with renewed agreement with ECOWAS

Abidjan, 6 December 2017/ ECOWAS/ ACP: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Marcel de Souza, and the Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Dr Patrick Gomes, in the margins of the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 30 November.

Also present at the ceremony was the Chairperson of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, the Ambassador of Senegal Amadou Diop, and the Executive Secretary of the Council of the Entente, Patrice Kouamé.

Economic trends, security issues to dominate debates at upcoming ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 6 December 2017/ ACPEU JPA/ ACP: The 34th plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 18 to 20 December. It will be officially opened by its Co-Presidents, Hon. Louis Michel for the European Parliament and Hon.Ibrahim Rassin Bundu for the ACP states, in the presence of President of the Republic of Haiti H.E. Moïse Jovenel, and President of the Senate of Haiti H.E. Youri Latortue.
 


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