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WATCH: South-South & Triangular Cooperation - Empowering women and youth through jobs and entrepreneurhsip

Brussels, 22 March 2016/ ACP: South-South cooperation amongst developing countries in the global South is gaining momentum in the international community as a complement to North-South development assistance. Along with Triangular Cooperation, which brings in one or more traditional donors into the equation, its potential to promote innovation, collaboration and self reliance amongst countries has been widely recognised as effective in helping to achieve development goals.

Gambia takes joint chairmanship of ACP-EU Parliamentary body

Brussels 22 March 2016: Outpsoken Gambian politician Hon. Netty Baldeh presided for the first time over the African, Caribbean and Pacific Parliamentary Assembly on 15 March, since his appointment as Chair as well as Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly last December.

Known for his frank, straight-talking approach to discussions, Hon. Baldeh is an experienced parliamentarian in ACP-EU matters, which covers trade, political dialogue and development cooperation between the European Union and 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific states.

PHOTO GALLERY: International Woman’s Day 2016

Brussels, March 9 2016: International Woman’s Day 2016 was commemorated at the ACP House on 8 March with an explosion of colour, culture and candid discussions about gender parity issues in the context of Sustainable Development Goal #5.

Visit by the Foreign Affairs Minister of Congo

Brussels, 8 March 2016: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Gakosso on 3 March at the ACP Headquarters in Brussels. 

TradeComII Programme boosts trade capacity in ACP countries

Brussels, 7 March 2016: The ACP-EU TradeComII programme kicked off operations earlier this year, aimed at strengthening trade capacity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.

Funded by the European Union, through the ACP-EU partnership, the TradeComII programme builds upon the former TradeCom Facilty and ACP Multilateral Trading System programmes that were implemented during the period of 2004 to 2012 and 2009 to 2014 respectively.

Mozambique signs Joint Undertaking to foster enabling trade environment amongst ACP states

Brussels, 3 March 2016/ ACP: The Ambassador Mozambique to the European Union, H.E Mrs. Ana Nemba Uaiene (pictured, seated) signed the Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation for the Implementation of Cumulation Provisions contained in the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) signed between ACP regions/countries and the EU, at the ACP headquarters on 2 March 2016.

With the signature, Mozambique will be party to the implementation of cumulation provisions amongst countries that have signed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the EU.

Future of ACP and relations with EU top concern for Ambassadors

Brussels, 3 March 2016: Ambassadors of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in Brussels will soon examine the draft report of Eminent Persons regarding the future of the ACP Group, at a special meeting on the topic slated for 21 March.

The 12-member Eminent Persons Group (EPG), chaired by the former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was created in 2013 and charged with reviewing the ACP Group as an organisation, including its successes and failures, and to provide recommendations for reforms in the future.

New envoys from Haiti, RDC join ACP Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 29 February 2016: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomed two new diplomats from the Republic of Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, who addressed their fellow African, Caribbean, and Pacific representatives for the first time last Thursday, since their recent designations to Brussels.

WATCH: Euronews - The Network - Is aid the solution to European migrant crisis?

ACP Assistant Secretary General in charge of Macroeconomics, Development Finance and Intra-ACP Programming Mr. Henrique Banze joins an expert panel to discuss migration and development on Euronews current affairs programme The Network.

Brussels, 25 February 2016/ Euronews: Europe is the biggest spender on development aid worldwide providing approximately €50 billion each year.

Francophonie head welcomes collaboration with ACP Group

Brussels 22 February 2016/ ACP: The Secretaries-General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the African, Caribbean Pacific Group of States met on the margins of a joint event held recently in Brussels on the subject of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, where they discussed common approaches with a view to collaborate on programmes in the areas of youth and women.

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