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ACP Fisheries Ministers adopt roadmap to boost ACP economies through sustainable fisheries & aquaculture management

Brussels, 24 July 2015: The 4th meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture was held at ACP House in Brussels (Belgium), from 22 to 23 July 2015, preceded by a meeting of senior fisheries officials on 20 and 21 July.

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ACP, FAO, CTA make a joint call in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, 15 July 2015/ ACP: A high-level panel on Investments and Agribusiness for Food and Nutrition Security: Public and Private Sector Coordination took place in the margin of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (13-16 July 2015).

Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Brussels, 15 July, 2015/ UNDP/ ACP: The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

INVITATION: ACP, FAO, CTA side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the UN FAO and the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), will be organising a joint side event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-17 July.

VIEWPOINT: The ACP at 40 – Repositioning as a Global Player

Brussels, 30 June 2015/ IPS/ ACP: In his memoirs, Glimpses of a Global Life, Sir Shridath Ramphal, then-Foreign Minister of the Republic of Guyana, who played a leading role in the evolution of the Lomé negotiations that lead to the birth of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, pointed to the significant lessons

PNG offers to host 8th ACP Summit; pledges €500k assistance for ACP agenda on future perspectives

Brussels, 29 June 2015/ ACP: The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is prepared to host the 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in May 2016, the country’s Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill announced at a recent session of the Committee of Ambassadors held in Brussels. 

WATCH: Launch of the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2015 at ACP House, 24 June 2015, 17h30 CET

Brussels, 24 June 2015/ ACP: Analyzing the most recent trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), the UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2015 reveals that, among other things, FDI inflows worldwide showed a double-digit percentage drop in 2014.

ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Burundi, EPA trade agreements

Suva, Fiji, 17 June 2015/ ACP: Members of Parliament from 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have jointly called for measures that would allow for peaceful and fair elections to be held in Burundi, following protests and political unrest which erupted in the country in April, spurred by disputes related to the presidential elections. 

ACP-EU JPA Press Release: "Do not restrict human rights in the name of cultural diversity," says Louis Michel

Suva, Fiji, 15 June 2015/ ACP-EU JPA: "There can be no cultural relativism where human rights are concerned," said Louis Michel (ALDE, BE) on Monday, at the start of the 29th meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, in Suva, Fiji.

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