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Joint conference takes stock of education, science tech projects

Brussels, 26 October 2011: Gearing up for a fresh Call for Proposals to be launched in December, stakeholders of the ACP-EU EDULINK and Science &Technology (S&T) Programme gather this week to share experiences and lessons learned from past projects.

NEWS: ACP Commonwealth states call for climate change action

Reuters, 25 October 2011: African, Caribbean and South Pacific states on Tuesday said big greenhouse gas emitters China and the United States were dragging their feet on tackling climate change and urged a Commonwealth leaders summit this week to call for urgent action at global climate talks in November.

"The scientific evidence available to us says we ought to act now," said Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Malielegaoi after a meeting of 48 small island and developing nations in Perth.

Bright future achievable, Nigerian MPs told

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels, 26 October 2011: ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has urged Nigerian parliamentarians to sustain political and financial reforms with the aim of boosting the economy.

ACP-CTO roundtable stresses Broadband’s crucial role in development

Brussels, 23 October 2011: Heads of ICT regulators in the ACP region emphasized the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) as a driving force behind development, and called for increased broadband penetration in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries at a roundtable event on Thursday.

 

Photo gallery and Powerpoint presentations from the SEDT Open Day

Browse photo gallery from the 2nd Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department, held 11 October 2011.

Download Powerpoint presentations of conference speakers from the Public Documents library.

EPA Negotiations: The honeymoon is over...

The European Commission (EC) finally announced recently that countries that have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) but not taken the necessary steps to ratify and implement it would no longer benefit from the EPA market access to Europe as from 1st January 2014.... What does this imply?

Read more and share your thoughts in the Comments section at ECDPM Talking Points

 

 

High level meeting to tackle SME financing in ACP countries

Brussels, 12 October 2011: Top executives from regional banks, economic communities and financial and industrial holdings in the ACP region will gather in Brussels this Thursday for the Second High Level Workshop on Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing in ACP countries.

ACP Group commends Nobel Peace Prize winners

Brussels, 10 October 2011: The ACP Group continues to celebrate the achievements of three women jointly awarded the Noble Peace Prize on Friday, including two Africans.

ACP countries stand to gain from IUCN partnerships

Brussels, 10 October 2011: A meeting of between the ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas and regional heads of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) last week underlined the importance of environmental protection to sustainable development programmes in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Belgian Chief of Protocol revives relations with ACP

Brussels, 1 October 2011: The Chief of Protocol from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Cooperation paid a special visit to the Committee of Ambassadors last week to bolster relations with representatives of the ACP family of nations.

Mr Pierre Labouverie, who has a long history of ambassadorship in various ACP countries, led the visiting delegation, accompanied by Deputy Chiefs of Protocol Mr Christian Van den Hove and Adviser to Embassies Mr Carl Peeters.


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