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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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ACP Private Sector Development Updates Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the second issue of «ACP Private Sector Development», the bi-monthly newsletter that aims to take stock of the activities and implementation of intra-ACP EDF resources dedicated to private sector development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. 

Please click on “ACP Private Sector Development ” to download.

ACP Group and Interpol strengthen cooperation

Brussels, 19 July 2019/ACP:  The special representative of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to the European Union, Mr. Pierre St. Hilaire, visited the ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes and the ACP Committee of Ambassadors on Thursday 18 July 2019 at ACP House, Brussels, to strengthen the cooperation between the two organizations.

World Heritage Committee Stresses Need to Enhance and Preserve African Heritage

Brussels, 17 July 2019/ACP: The World Heritage Committee has inscribed a total of 29 new sites on the World Heritage List – one in Africa, two in the Arab States, ten in the Asia Pacific region, 15 in Europe and North America and one in Latin America. The List now features 1,121 sites in 167 countries.
 

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 initiative funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
 

ACP working visit to Central African Republic

Brussels 15 July 2019/ACP: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, Dr. Patrick Gomes, was in Bangui, Central African Republic, from 2 to 5 July 2019, at the invitation of the Government, for a working visit. He was accompanied by Ambassador Léonard Emile Ognimba, Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the Department of Political Affairs and Human Development.

Post-Cotonou Agreement: “The ACP Group could be the OECD of the countries of the global South”

Brussels, 11 July 2019/ACP: While the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group and the European Union (EU) are negotiating the new version of the Cotonou Agreement, Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General, is calling for greater balance in this partnership. 
 

ACP concerned about non-tariff barriers on agri products by EU

GENEVA, Switzerland, 11 July 2019 (CMC): The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group is warning of “grave implications” for its members as it expressed concern at the “arbitrary adoption” of measures by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that negatively affect developing countries and go against the principles of facilitating development through trade.

Next Brussels Briefing n.56 “The Land-Water-Energy Nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System”

Brussels 27 June 2019/ACP: The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 56 on The Land-Water-Energy nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and Concord will be held on 3rd of July 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C.

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
 

Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector – An Example of South-South Cooperation

Brussels 20 June 2019/ ACP: Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said.

Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important to us because what they did was to commit to pay the salaries, the transportation and everything to get the people here and all that we will need to do is to find accommodation for them,” he said.


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