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ACP Group sends solidarity mission to Haiti

Brussels, 30 June 2017/ ACP: An ACP delegation headed by the Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific Group of States H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes will visit the Republic of Haiti in a show of solidarity with the country, which has been devastated by recurring natural disasters, including Hurricane Mathew which struck in October 2016.

Focus Day on Post-Disaster Response in Brussels

30 June 2017, Brussels/ GFDRR/ ACP: More than 100 participants including ministers, permanent secretaries, ambassadors, disaster risk management (DRM) coordinators, recovery advisors and policy officers from Afican, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries attended a “Focus Day” on lessons learned from post-disaster response in ACP countries in the frame of the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) Program.
 

ACP-EU JPA: High time to tackle the common causes of terrorism, impunity and famine

St. Julian's, Malta, 21 June 2017/ EP/ ACP-EU JPA: MEPs and ACP members called for common causes behind terrorism, famine and impunity to be tackled: poverty, bad governance, corruption and armed conflict.
 
During 33rd session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and European Union (EU) Member States, members debated impunity on crimes against humanity with Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC. 
 

ACP-EU JPA: “Democracy is the best way to guarantee peace”

St. Julian's, Malta, 19 June 2017/ACP-EU JPA/EP: “Democracy is the best way to reach sustainable development”, said co-president Louis Michel of ACP-EU JPA during the opening of the 33rd session in Malta on Monday.
 
The 33rd session of the joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), bringing together states in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) and the European Union (EU) was opened on Monday in Saint Julian’s (Malta) by Malta President Marie-Louise Coleiro, accompanied by House of Representatives Speaker Angelo Farrugia.

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly to vote resolutions on Sahelo-Saharan security situation, Burundi

St.Julian's, Malta, 19 June 2017/ EP/ ACP-EU JPA: The 33rd plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will take place in St. Julian’s, Malta, from 19 to 21 June 2017. The session will be opened formally by its Co-Presidents, including Louis Michel for the European Parliament, Hon. Mémounatou Ibrahima of Togo for the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Angelo Farrugia.
 

ACP, EU and UNISDR Commit to Reducing Risk of Disasters

Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP/ UNISDR: The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, whose 79 members include some of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable nations in the world, have prioritised the power of international cooperation to reduce the impact of natural hazards.

Joint Communiqué: World Reconstruction Conference 3, 6-8 June 2017, Brussels

Brussels, 8 June 2017/ EC/ WB/ UNDP/ ACP: More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organisations from around the world gathered in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017 for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3).

US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying ‘Development Minerals’ in Africa

Brussels, 8 June 2017/ ACP-EU DevMin/ ACP: Five thousand micro, small and medium scale ‘Development Minerals’ operators will now have access to more affordable finance as a result of a partnership between the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Ltd (AGF), the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

EU and ACP Group of 79 countries press ahead on Paris implementation, call on global community to maintain climate efforts

Brussels, 2 June 2017/ ACP/ EC: The European Union and the ACP Group of States, which represents African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, today reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and called on the global community to maintain the momentum for ambitious action.
 

ACP Group signs MoU with Estonia Government for cooperation in the field of E-governance

Tallinn, Estonia, 31 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes and the Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Mr. Jüri Ratas today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the margins of the 2017 Tallinn Conference on E-Governance, on behalf of the ACP Group of States and the Government of Estonia.


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