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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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Key lessons, good practices captured at EU, ACP migration programme close

Brussels – Deepened engagement between national and regional authorities on migration in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries emerged as one of the most promising practices in the concluding analysis of a five-year, intra-ACP programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

“We have seen how regional and inter-regional peer-to-peer meetings boosted regional and South-South cooperation. They enabled all involved to share experiences and good practices around remittances, trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants, visas and cooperation on mobility,” said Jill Helke, IOM Director of International Partnerships and Cooperation.

ACP Group's response to recently concluded Free Trade Agreement between EU and Mercosur

Brussels, 1st July 2019

 

The EU and Mercosur announced the conclusion of a free trade agreement on 28 June 2019, twenty years in the making, now subject to "legal scrubbing" and possibly minor adjustments.

The ACP Group deeply regrets that it was not consulted fully on the context and content of this Free Trade Agreement as per Article 12 of the Cotonou Agreement. 

Revolutionizing economic diversification and empowerment through inclusive and sustainable aid for trade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place at the WTO under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade”. The Event will take place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva from 3 to 5 July 2019.

Revolutionizing economic diversification and empowerment through inclusive and sustainable aid for trade

 

The next Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place at the WTO under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade”. The Event will take place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva from 3 to 5 July 2019.

Biopama launches the first call for proposals for medium grants

On 24 June 2019, BIOPAMA launched the first call for proposals for medium grants (up to € 400 000) in the frame of its "Action component", which provides funding opportunities to address protected and conserved areas, sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resource priorities for actions on the ground in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

By adopting a landscape approach, these actions will also contribute to enhancing local livelihoods through sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystem services as well as increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change.

ACP Group Addresses Inequality and Vulnerability at the EDDs

The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Patrick I. Gomes met with the recently-reelected President of the Republic of Senegal, The Honourable Macky Sall on Day one of the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, Belgium. Dr Gomes congratulated the President on his recent re-election and assured him of the ACP Group’s continued support. He then expressed his profound appreciation for the leadership that Senegal has consistently played in advancing the strategic priorities of the ACP Group for the new partnership agreement with the European Union (EU).

National and Regional Authorizing Officers of the Caribbean Region meet in Suriname

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delegation from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States led by Henrique Banze, Assistant Secretary General of the Macroeconomics, Development finance and Intra-ACP Programming  was in Paramaribo, Suriname from 28 to 30 May to carry out the last in the series of seminars with the National and Regional Authorising Officers across the six ACP regions.

National and Regional Authorizing Officers of the Caribbean Region meet in Suriname

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delegation from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States led by Henrique Banze, Assistant Secretary General of the Macroeconomics, Development finance and Intra-ACP Programming  was in Paramaribo, Suriname from 28 to 30 May to carry out the last in the series of seminars with the National and Regional Authorising Officers across the six ACP regions.

AID FOR TRADE Global Review 2019 - AIDE POUR LE COMMERCE Examen Global 2019

EU-ACP TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
REVOLUTIONIZING ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AND EMPOWERMENT
THROUGH INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE AID FOR TRADE
4 JULY 2019 | 11:00-13:00 | WTO Geneva, Room S1
 
COOPERATION UE-ACP EN MATIERE DE COMMERCE ET DE DEVELOPPEMENT REVOLUTIONNER LA DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIQUE ET L’AUTONOMISATION A TRAVERS UNE AIDE POUR LE COMMERCE DURABLE
4 JUILLET 2019 | 11h00-13h00 | OMC Genève, Salle S1

 

ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomes its newest addition, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia

Brussels 21 June 2019/ACP: H.E. Professor Esther Munalula Nkandu, Zambia’s Ambassador to Benelux and the EU was presented on 20 June 2019 to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States at their 921st Meeting at the ACP House in Brussels.


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