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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.

Ocean focus at ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Fiji

Suva, Fiji, 12 June 2015/ ACP: Major issues related to seas and oceans will be the subject of a keynote debate by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) next week in Suva, Fiji, covering development-related dimensions of climate change, biodiversity, renewable energy, fisheries, maritime security, oil and seabed minerals. 

UNGA Chair calls for more economic competitiveness, transformation at ACP 40th anniversary

Brussels, 6 June 2015/ ACP: High level speakers at a two-day conference marking the 40th year of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, called for economic transformation across the 79 ACP member  countries as well as sharper strategies to become more competitive as a Group  in the 21st century.

ACP-FAO agreement to enhance 79 countries’ pursuit of upcoming Sustainable Development Goals

Rome, 6 June 2015/ UN FAO/ ACP: The African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) are deepening their ties with an eye to bolstering national capacities to cope with climate change, enhance food security and support sustainable food production.

Joint ACP-EU Council backs experts’ recommendations on migration

Brussels, 1 June 2015/ ACP: Ministers from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, alongside colleagues from the European Union reiterated their condemnation of the criminal networks which organise human trafficking with complete disregard for human lives, and called for urgent actions to combat such networks.

ACP Council makes pronouncements on SIDS, migration, private sector development

Brussels, 29 May 2015/ ACP: The 101st session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States took place on the 26th and 27th of May and reconvened again on the 29th to finalise outcomes.

EU signs visa waiver agreements with 7 ACP countries

Brussels 28 May 2015/ EU Council: On 28 May the EU signed short-stay visa waiver agreements with St Lucia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Vanuatu, the independent State of Samoa and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at a ceremony that took place in Brussels.

ACP Group aims for meaningful strides in 2015

Brussels, 26 May 2015/ ACP: The Council of Ministers from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries opened its 101st session of today, reiterating the Group’s intention of being an effective global player, while contributing meaningfully, as a group, to the advancement of a balanced and robust post-2015 international agenda for development.

Communiqué from the Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States on the signing of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali

Brussels, 20 May 2015/ ACP: On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), the Secretary-General, H.E. Patrick I. Gomes, has applauded the recent positive developments in the situation in the north of Mali.

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