Update on Negotiations

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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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Applications for the posts of Assistant Secretaries-General at the ACP Secretariat

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Vacancy: Head of Conference Services

Vacancy: Conference Messenger

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Works Contract Notice - Extensive Renovation Works of the ACP Building, Brussels, Belgium

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

Call for Proposals for ACP Innovation Fund, Ref: EuropeAid/166663/IH/ACT/Multi

Nominations are open for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence - 2019 Edition 

Call for Proposals of the ACP Digital Financial Services

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to Strengthen Research and Innovation Capacity in ACP Countries

Call for proposals: ACP EU CULTURE "Support for ACP audiovisual co-production”

Contract Notice of the  Call for Tenders for the Technical Assistance to the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States for the Management of the ACP-EU Programme to strengthen Research and Innovation capacity in ACP countries.

Décision d'attribution: Assistance technique au Secrétariat ACP pour la gestion du programme ACP-UE Culture

Service Contract Award Notice: Technical Assistance for a complete Architecture & Engineering Mission and Project Management Services for the extensive renovation of the ACP Building, Brussels

SHORT-LIST SELECTED: ACP-EU PSD Knowledge Management Technical Support Function / Light PSD Structure TSF, Budget 6,000,000 EUR

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Welcome speech by Secretary General Dr. Patrick I. Gomes at the opening of the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18)

On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), I am proud to welcome you to the ‘International Conference on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining and Quarrying’. The ACP Group is an organization established by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975 with 79 member states (48 from sub-Saharan Africa, 16 in the Caribbean and 15 in the Pacific). 
 

Statement by Secretary General Patrick I. Gomes at the 50th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

 

Brussels, ACP House, 15th June 2018

Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, Honourable Members, Excellencies, ACP Ambassadors & Representatives of Missions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests –members of the ACP extended family especially those who have travelled from so far to be here at ACP House.

Opening statement by the Secretary General at the opening of the 107th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Lomé Togo, 29 May 2018

Opening Statement by the ACP Secretary General His Excellency Dr Patrick Gomes, during the opening session of the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers Meeting in Lomé, Togo, 29th May 2018.

https://youtu.be/RQSKxoKNWtQ

 

STATEMENT BY H.E. PATRICK I. GOMES, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 24th COMMEMORATION OF THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE, Saturday 7 APRIL 2018.

Your Excellency, Mr. Amandin Rugira Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda,
 
Your Excellency, Mrs Sheila Monteith, Ambassador of Jamaica and the Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors,
 
Distinguished Invited Guests and Friends,
 
Dear Sisters and Brothers from Rwanda,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 

Statement by the Secretary General at the 4th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, 9th November 2017, Brussels

Honourable Chair, Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Republic of the Gambia Hon. Hamat Bah

Honourable Ministers; Senior Officials

Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries of ACP member states

Distinguished guests, and friends

A special welcome to the Minister from the Dominican Republic. When we heard the ACP anthem [which you have just heard played], I wish to recall that the anthem was composed by the versatile musician of the Dominican Republic. We hear in it also the drumming that comes from your neighbouring island of Haiti. I'm always touched when I hear the anthem and we thank you very much for being with us.

Statement by the Secretary General at the 37th COMESA Council of Ministers meeting, 3 November 2017, Lusaka, Zambia

Preparations for ACP-EU relations post-2020:  Approach and Core Principles 

Chairperson; 

Your Excellency, Dr. the Honourable Vice-President Inonge WINA; 

Secretary General Ngwenya; 

All protocols observed

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome statement by the Secretary General at the 1st ACP Non State Actors Meeting, 30 October 2017, Brussels

Your Excellencies; Distinguished Representatives from the ACP Civil Society, Economic and Social Partners, and the Private Sector; Invited Guests,
 
Welcome to the ACP House!  Please see this as yourown house in Brussels...Good to have you at home with us. Your presence here today, reaffirms your commitment to and special role as a very important constituent element as an Actor of the ACP-EU Partnership, enshrined under the Cotonou Agreement.  
 

Statement by the Secretary General at the first ACP-UNIDO Day: Symposium on Boosting ACP Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization, 24 October 2017, Brussels

Mr. Director- General,
Excellencies, 
Distinguished Guests, Ladies & Gentlemen
 
I am indeed happy to welcome our good friend, Director General, H.E Mr. Li Yong to ACP House and am particularly pleased that so many have shown appreciation of the historic importance of this first ACP-UNIDO day by joining us for an interactive dialogue on the theme: “Boosting ACP Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization through job creation, value chains and productive investments.”   
 


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