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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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PRESS RELEASE: Botswana condemns Russia and China over Syria

Gaborone, 5 February 2012/ Government of Botswana - The Government of the Republic of Botswana has been closely monitoring the political situation in Syria and notes with grave concern the latest deplorable decision by Russia and China to veto the UN Security Council resolution which fully supported the Arab League’s Peace Plan to the ongoing bloody violence in that country.

Press Briefing and Breakfast with the Secretary General, Thursday 9 February

First address of the year from the ACP Secretary General, H.E. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

9h30 Registration and Coffee/ 10h00 Press Briefing

Communiqué de Presse: Présentation du rapport Général du 1er Congrès Panafricain sur la culture et ses liens avec l’économie en Afrique

Le RAPEC en partenariat avec l’UNESCO et le Groupe ACP  rend publique le rapport d’activité des travaux du premier congrès panafricain. Ayant pour thème : La culture, levier du développement en Afrique.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Group welcomes lifting of Fiji's Public Emergency Regulations

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 11 January 2012: The Secretary General of the ACP Group of States H.E Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomed Fiji Government’s decision to lift the Public Emergency Regulation with effect from Saturday 7th January 2012.  Speaking on behalf the ACP Group of States in Brussels, Dr. Chambas said that this was a significant move which should pave the way for inclusive internal consultations leading to credible elections and restoration of constitutional rule.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Protection of Migrants’ Rights Remains a Key Challenge in New Migration Panorama

Brussels, 18 December 2011/ ACP Observatory on Migration: The International Migrants’ Day is celebrated around the world every 18th December, ten days after the Human Rights Day. These two events are linked, since the protection of the rights of migrants remains a challenging issue in many regions of the world. The particular case of women migrants and the impact of migration in the life of women needs to be urgently tackled.

 

ACP enlists top expert to explore future prospects of Group

Brussels, 13 December 2011: The Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States has appointed international relations specialist Professor Dr. Mirjam van Reisen to undertake a critical study on future perspectives for the ACP Group, aimed at reviewing the value and essence of the institution and how it can effectively adapt to changing geopolitical realities.

 

UNEP head highights key role of ACP countries in lead up to Rio+20

Brussels, 11 December 2011/UNEP/ACP  – During the recent council meeting of African, Caribbean and Pacific state Ministers, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner made a special presentation to highlight the important role of ACP countries  in the run up to the UN Conference on  Sustainable Development Rio+20.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Group, Brazil make historic step towards closer South-South relations

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 9 December 2011: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and the Federative Republic of Brazil today signed a landmark agreement to build South-South solidarity through enhanced technical cooperation and dialogue between the two parties.

 

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.

 


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