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PRESS RELEASE: ACP and IMF deepen cooperation to help member economies

IMF Deputy Managing Director Ms Nemat Shifak and ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn ChambasACP PRESS RELEASE, 8 December 2011: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to boost cooperation in the field of capacity building to strengthen members’ economic institutions and policy making expertise.

 

Overview ACP-EU Assembly: indebtedness, Somalia, Arab Spring

Lome, Togo 23 November 2011/ European Parliament: MPs from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and MEP counterparts adopted resolutions on the consequences of indebtedness on development, the crisis in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, the impact of the Arab Spring on Sub-Saharan Africa, the Lisbon Treaty's effects on ACP-EU cooperation, and the integration of people with disabilities. The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held its meeting from 19 to 23 November in Lomé, Togo.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Two urgent topics on ACP-EU Joint Parliament agenda

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 15 November 2011: Two urgent topics are on the agenda for the 22nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, to be held 19-24 November in Lomé, Togo.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP primes for COP17 with energy summit

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 9 November 2011: Key talks amongst members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States will take place next week in Brussels in preparation for the United Nations’ global conference on climate change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa in late November.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP and LDC sugar suppliers deplore EC's CAP proposals

PRESS RELEASE, 18 October 2011: The ACP and LDC cane sugar suppliers express their profound concern and dismay at the Commission’s proposals in respect of the elimination of sugar quotas in the context of the CAP reform announced on 12 October 2011.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Open Day to highlight climate change and economic development

PRESS RELEASE, 6 October 2011: The Second Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department (SEDT) is scheduled for Tuesday 11 October at the ACP House in Brussels.

 

The one-day event aims to bring together African, Caribbean and Pacific embassies and regional organizations, along with leaders of various Programme Management Units and facilities to exchange information on ways to improve access to these facilities, including funding opportunities.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP head congratulates new President of Zambia

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 29 September 2011: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group, Dr. Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS, has noted with the utmost satisfaction, the Presidential, legislative and local elections held in Zambia on 20 September 2011.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP queries European bid to abolish sugar quotas

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 20 September 2011: The ACP Sugar Group has recently been made aware through media reports of an “impact study” made by and for the European Commission.  This study refers to proposals for changes in the European sugar regime. Though Commission consultations appear to be on-going, the press presents these proposals as those the Commission favours.

It is hoped that this is not accurate as some of the key assumptions and results are more than questionable.

PRESS RELEASE: Panel to tackle key issues in mineral resource management

ACP PRESS RELEASE - 12 September 2011: Experts and Ambassadors will gather at the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) headquarters in Brussels this Friday, 16 September, to discuss critical topics in managing the exploitation of mineral resources in the ACP region.

 The one-day strategic seminar, titled “Stakes, challenges and perspectives on mineral resources management in ACP countries”, is hosted by the ACP Group, as part of an ongoing series of meetings focused on sustainable development for its member states.


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