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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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Viwanou Gnassounou: “The EPAs will be absorbed into the AfCFTA”

Brussels, 13 November 2019/ACP: “The European Union (EU) has provided new financial instruments for ACP countries’ private sector, but there must be synergy among all actors, to boost the market,” says Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. The senior official spoke to Financial Afrik on the margins of the ACP Private Sector Development Information, Knowledge Sharing and Networking Forum, which took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 to 8 November 2019.
 

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.
 

9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government

Welcome to the Webpage of the 9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government  and the 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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.

CULTURE AND SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

"Strengthening and diversifying partnerships for ACP cultures" was the theme of the 5th Meeting of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) held on Saturday 19-20 October 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey. The opening of the meeting was chaired by the President of  Niger H.E Mr. Issoufou Mahamadou.
 


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