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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.

ACP Group focuses on island countries’ climate plight

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 8 September 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group announced concrete steps being taken to address the specific challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), including the serious threats of climate change to people’s livelihoods, cultures, economic development, and even more critically, their survival in coming generations.

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).

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