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NEWS: WTO extends export subsidy to 13 ACP countries

Antigua St John's, 15 November 2011 (CARIBARENA Antigua) - The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has allowed 13 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries to maintain their export subsidies programmes until the end of 2012.
 

NEWS: EU ongoing actions in Horn of Africa - Fact Sheet

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (EC/ ACP Press): Commissioners Piebalgs and Georgieva, together with EU Development Ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa and exchange ideas about enhanced EU engagement on sustainable agriculture, food security and rural resilience in the region.

 

NEWS: Energy talks raise challenges for making renewables reality in ACP states

Brussels, 14 November 2011 (BizClim/ ACP Press): Today concluded the first series of workshops of the ACP renewable energy and climate change conference.The meeting, falling just weeks ahead of the United Nations annual summit on climate change (COP 17) in Durban early December, is an attempt to strengthen national, regional and continental policy cohesion to boost investment and sustainable u

NEWS: Jamaica hosts ACP regional fisheries management workshop

KINGSTON, 10 November 2011 (ACP Fish II/ ACP Press)- The ACP Fish II Programme enters its second phase concentrating efforts on boosting fisheries management in the Caribbean. In an effort to increase knowledge sharing at the regional level, Jamaica will host the Third Regional Programme Monitoring and Training Workshop over four days beginning on November 15, 2011 with a Networking Media Session at 3.30 p.m.

NEWS: Six ACP journalists win CTA awards for outstanding agricultural reporting

CTA/ ACP Press, 9 November 2011: Acknowledging the crucial role that media play in raising awareness, understanding and action about educating and empowering farmers with the latest technology and information they need to meet the world’s growing food demands, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Coo

NEWS: More resources needed in Horn of Africa to maintain relief effort, says UN

UN News Service/ ACP Press, 7 November 2011: The massive humanitarian response to the food crisis in the Horn of Africa has eased the suffering of thousands of people, but more resources are needed to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in famine-hit areas of Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a progress report on the crisis.

ACP-EU Carib-Cap Forum III eyes new models for microfinance

ACP-EU Microfinance/ ACP Press, 7 November 2011: The third Carib-Cap Microfinance Forum will take place in the Bahamas next week, bringing together local microfinance institutions (MFIs) and international specialists in talks focused on a “Caribbean model” for encouraging business growth.

 

NEWS: ACP Ambassador is new Chair of European think tank

ECDPM , 1 November 2011: Ambassador P.I. Gomes succeeds Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch as Chair of ECDPM Board; Aart Jan de Geus succeeds Berend-Jan Baron van Voorst tot Voorst as member.
 
After almost ten years Ambassador Lingston Cumberbatch stepped down as Chair of the Board of Governors of ECDPM (European Centre for Development Policy Management) to be replaced by Ambassador P.I. Gomes who took office as the new ECDPM Board Chair from August 1, 2011.

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.


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