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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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38th ACP-EU Assembly: dialogue on cooperation challenges in Kigali

Brussels, 13 November 2019/ACP/: Climate change and food security, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou ACP-EU agreement are set to be the focus of the 38th session of the assembly.

Members of the European Parliament and parliamentarians of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will meet in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of the ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly, from 17 to 21 November 2019.

The formal opening of the session will take place on Tuesday 19 November and will be co-chaired by Carlos Zorrinho, Portuguese MEP and Joseph Owana Kono, Cameroonian MEP.

Johnson Smith calls on WTO to address concerns of Least Developed Countries

Brussels, 08 November 2019/ACP/: Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith is calling for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to address the interests and concerns of developing and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at the Twelfth Ministerial Conference. 
 
Johnson Smith was speaking at the Informal Ministerial WTO Meeting in Shanghai in her capacity as coordinator of the ACP Group in the WTO.
 

79-Nation ACP Joins with the Private Sector to Promote SDGs

 

Brussels, 07 November 2019/ACP/: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States is committed to helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 79 countries in its fold. In doing so, it subscribes to the view that to realise the 17 Goals as outlined in Agenda 2030 will require actors across public and private sectors to work together.

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Mali on 2 November 2019

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has learnt with great emotion and dismay about the particularly deadly attack carried out on a military base in Mali, on 2 November 2019, killing approximately 50 soldiers.

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States deplores and strongly condemns this attack, which has once again plunged into mourning a Member State that is resolutely at the forefront of the fight against terrorism in the West African region.

EU provides €40 million to boost sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Oslo, 23 October 2019/ACP/EU/FAO: Today the EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a €40 million, five-year programme to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. 
 
FISH4ACP is an innovative EU-funded programme, devised with the ACP, to be implemented by FAO. It will invest in value chains to stimulate inclusive growth, bolster food security and minimise impacts on the marine environment.
 

Next Brussels Briefing n.58 “Africa’s Agriculture Trade in a changing environment”

Brussels, 21 October 2019/ACP/: The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 58 on “Africa’s Agriculture Trade in a changing environment” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, IFPRI, Concord and BMZ/GIZ will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 (9h00-13h00) at Hotel Sofitel Brussels Europe, Place Jourdan 1, 1040 Brussels.
 

ACP-EU Culture Programme launched during 5th ACP Ministers of Culture Meeting in Niger

Niamey, 18 October 2019: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, in partnership with the European Commission (EC), launched a new Programme to support the cultural sector, ACP-EU Culture.

Themed, "Towards a sustainable cultural industry", the programme was officially launched and presented by H.E. Léonard-Emile Ognimba, Deputy Secretary-General of the ACP Group, at the 5th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, which was held in in Niamey, Niger from 19 - 20 October 2019.

World Food Day 2019

Brussels, 16 October 2019/ACP/FAO: The ACP Secretariat is joining today with the FAO to observe the World Food Day 2019 with the aim to step up actions to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms possible by 2030.
 


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