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ACP Group welcomes Sierra Leone's ebola-free status

Brussels, 11 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States welcomes the decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO), announced on 7 November 2015, to declare the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ebola-free, and commends the Government and People of the Republic of Sierra Leone for their resilience under the existing national systems to stop the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the country.
 

Statement of the ACP Group of States on the situation in Burundi

Brussels, 11 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States is gravely concerned by current developments in the situation in Burundi, which risk escalating significantly, with catastrophic humanitarian consequences for the country and states in that region. 
 
The ACP Group of States urges the parties to exercise restraint so as to spare the Burundi population already traumatised by the cycles of conflicts which have plagued the country for many years, any new and countless suffering. 
 

ACP Trade Ministers resolve to advance development agenda at 10th WTO Conference

Brussels, 22 October 2015/ ACP: Trade Ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are committed to a successful outcome at the Tenth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), calling on WTO member countries to affirm their commitment to the Doha Development Agenda, in particular on the core areas in the negotiations that are important to developing countri

Opening statement by Hon. Joshua Setipa, Chairman of the ACP Ministers of Trade Meeting and Minister of Trade & Industry of Lesotho, 20 October 2015, Brussels

Delivered at the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ministers of Trade meeting on 20-21 October to discuss a ACP position for the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya 15-18 December.

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Colleague Ministers, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

ACP Trade Ministers convene to decide on a position for WTO MC10

Brussels, 16 October 2015/ ACP: Ministers of trade and senior officials from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will gather in Brussels on 19-21 October for a strategic two-day meeting to prepare for the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation, to be held in Narobi, Kenya on 15-18 December 2015.
 

EC: Launch of public consultation on the future of the EU's partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries

Brussels, 6 October 2015/ EC: Today, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and the European Commission have launched a public consultation on the future of the partnership between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries after 2020, when the current EU-ACP Cotonou Agreement will expire.
 

ACP backs South-South & Triangular cooperation, science & innovation, SIDS at UN Summit

New York, 25 September 2015/ ACP: High level representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, led by Secretary General H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes are in New York to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit from the 25th to 27th September, carrying a key message from the group’s 79 member countries.

VIEWPOINT: Recognize the Aspirations of ACP Group of Developing Countries

Brussels, 24 September 2015/ IPS/ ACP: The significance of the issues covered in the post-2015 development agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September, cannot be over-emphasized.
 

Statement by the ACP Group on the situation in Burkina Faso

Brussels, 22 September 2015/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States joins the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and ECOWAS in calling resolutely for a return to peace and a democratically elected Government in Burkina Faso, following the violent events that have taken place over the past week.
 

ACP Group welcomes additional €1 million from EU for children affected by Ebola

Brussels, 15 September 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group of States welcomes the initiative by the European Commission announced on 7 September 2015, to provide an additional €1 million in funding for children orphaned by the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and Sierra Leone to receive education and psychological support. The amount is part of the overall funding of €11 million allocated this year for educational projects in conflict areas under the EU Children of Peace initiative.
 


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