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Statement of the ACP Secretary General on the terrorist attacks in Brussels, 22 March 2016

Brussels, 22 March 2016/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, H.E. Dr. Patrick I Gomes, has learnt with deep shock and sadness the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Brussels on 22 March 2016. The Secretary-General condemns these heinous and cowardly acts, and reiterates the ACP Group’s unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and its conviction that acts of terrorism can never be justified on any ground, whether political, racial, or religious.

High level talks target follow-up action on global climate agreement

Brussels, 16 March 2016: Top officials from global and regional agencies will gather in Brussels on 22-23 March, along with representatives from the 79 Member States of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, to accelerate work towards implementing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

ACP, EU lay groundwork for pivotal Joint Council meeting in Dakar

Brussels, 8 March 2016: The Draft Agenda for the upcoming ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers, scheduled for the 28-29 April in Dakar, Senegal has been endorsed by Member State representatives from the European Union as well as the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group.

The Joint Council of Ministers is the highest decision-making body of the ACP-EU Partnership, which brings together 28 Member States of the European Union and 78 from Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific, under a legally-binding framework outlining parameters for trade, political dialogue and development cooperation between the two groups of countries.

Special Post-COP21 Meeting: Helping ACP States Implement the Paris Agreement

Brussels, 19 February 2016/ GCCA/ ACP: A Special Post-COP21 Meeting is scheduled to take place on 22 and 23 March 2016 at the ACP Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium. The goal of the two-day meeting is to facilitate dialogue and discuss follow-up actions to implement the Paris Agreement, in collaboration with partners and particularly focusing on key issues affecting the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.
 

INTERVIEW: Secretary General talks ACP future with Caribbean leaders

Brussels, 15 February 2016/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes is attending the 27th intersessional meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community CARICOM in Belize on 16-17 February, to facilitate a discussion on the future of the ACP Group of States. Dr. Gomes spoke with the ACP Press Office about the aims of his mission in Belize and the issues to be covered when meeting with regional leaders.

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Women and Youth at the forefront of forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Brussels, 13 February 2016/ ACP/ FAO/ OIF: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), have wrapped up a symposium pledging to build new partnerships to empower women and youth.

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group gears up for major summit in May

Brussels, 29 January 2016/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes will engage a number of African leaders this weekend to apprise them of the upcoming 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government to be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 31 May – 1 June 2016.

Statement by the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States following the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Burkina Faso

Brussels, 19 January 2016/ ACP: The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States was stunned and deeply shocked to learn of the barbaric and despicable attacks perpetrated against the people of Burkina Faso in Inabao, part of the northern province of Oudalan, and in the heart of Ougadougou, the capital, at the Splendid and Yibi Hotels and the Capuccino Cafe. 
 

ACP MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUÉ ON THE TENTH SESSION OF THE WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE

Nairobi, 14 December 2015/ ACP: Ministers responsible for Trade of the ACP Group of States, meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, 14 December, 2015 having considered the status of work on the issues being considered for decision at the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, 15 - 18 December 2015, reaffirm their declaration found in WT/MIN(15)/3 and emphasized the importance of securing a development centred outcome here in Nairobi.
 


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