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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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COMMUNIQUE: 16th Regional Meeting (Central Africa Region) of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

 
Introduction 
 
In keeping with article 17 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and article 6 of the Rules of Procedure of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), the parliamentarians from the Central Africa Region of the ACP Group and their European counterparts met in Yaoundé (Cameroon), from 17 to 19 July 2018. They expressed their gratitude to the Government and the National Assembly of the Republic of Cameroon for the organisation of this meeting and the steps taken to ensure its success. 
 

The ACP Group mourns the passing of Kofi Annan

The ACP Group joins the world in mourning the loss of Kofi Annan, one of the great peacemakers of the 20th century and a global statesman.

His outstanding leadership was a source of great inspiration to all our 79 Member States.  Our condolences go out to his family, the government and people of Ghana, for giving to the world so great a son, brother and friend to all humanity.

35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica

Your Excellencies, Honourable Members, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After a couple of years, I am very happy to attend the Joint Parliamentary Assembly back here to Brussels. In my brief opening remarks I would like to focus on the important progress we have made on a few key files since we were last together in Port-au-Prince in December ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers,
 
Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
 
Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement;
 
In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement;
 

ACP Group Set to Negotiate as One in the new Modern Post Cotonou Agreement

The 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers will be held in Lome, Togo from 29th to 30th May 2018 under the Presidency of Jamaica, at a very crucial time of the ACP-EU Relations.This meeting remains an important milestone towards opening negotiations with the countries of the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU). Seventy-nine countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will speak with one voice as they prepare to adopt a negotiating mandate between the ACP and the EU post -Cotonou Agreement. 

ACP Group Looks Forward to Becoming 'Effective Global Player

While preparing for talks on future relations with the European Union (EU) after the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is engaged in concerted efforts to reshape itself into "an effective global player" serving as a catalyst and an advocate for defending, protecting and advancing multilateralism, within the overarching framework of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 

Intra-ACP GCCA+ - regions at the heart of climate implementation

Brussels, 11 April 2018/ GCCA+ Intra ACP: The Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme conducted its first Regional Coordination Meeting on 26-28 March 2018 at the ACP House in Brussels. 
 
The meeting brought together Intra-ACP GCCA+ regional partners to discuss programme implementation and foster inter and intra ACP coordination and cooperation. 
 

DECLARATION OF THE ACP PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY ON PRESERVING THE UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF THE ACP GROUP

The Parliamentary Assembly of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, meeting at its 49th Session in Brussels, Belgium, on 21 March 2018.

Message from the ACP Secretary General on International Women’s Day 2018

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I wish to send a special message to all the women who work in the cultural and creative industries in ACP countries.

Today, 8 March, despite the fact that there are still major disparities between men and women in terms of access to skilled employment, management positions, or access to finance, I am pleased to remind you of the commitment made by the ACP Ministers of Culture, who met in Brussels, last November:


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