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Highlights of Day Three of the Ministerial Meetings and Side Events Preceding the 9th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government

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  • First-ever ACP High-level Women and Youth Forum calls for establishment of an ACP Women and Youth Forum 
  • First edition of the ACP Business Summit in the margins of ACP Summit
  • ACP Ministers approve the decisions and resolutions for presentation to Heads of State and Government


Nairobi, 8/12/2019/ACP: ACP Ministers concluded the 110th Session of the Council of Ministers in Nairobi, Kenya, approving the decisions and resolutions for presentation to the Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government.


Women and Youth Forum


The first-ever Women and Youth Forum led to the call for the establishment of an ACP Women and Youth Forum that will act as a platform to support ACP States in their efforts to engage women and youth. The Women and Youth Forum provided the opportunity for high-level representatives, including Prime Minister of Barbados H.E. Mia Amor Mottley, Dame Meg Taylor of the Pacific Islands Forum, and the Honourable Senator Kamina Johnson Smith of Jamaica to share their experiences on women’s empowerment during a session entitled “Addressing Gender Parity and Challenges to Women Empowerment in ACP States”. Following the session devoted to women’s empowerment, Arancha Gonzalez of the International Trade Centre and H.E. Ms Rosmary Mbabazi, Minister of Youth and Culture of the Republic of Rwanda participated in an energetic panel to discuss “Decent Jobs and Opportunities for Youth in ACP Countries” and the role of “Youth in a Transformed ACP”. 


Click HERE for the programme of the Women and Youth Forum


Business ACP


The Business ACP Summit hosted the Captains of Industries/Private Sector Consultations in the morning. In the afternoon, Heads of State and Captains of Industry shared the stage for a lively exchange in two sessions of Presidential Dialogues.


Click HERE to view of the programme of the Business ACP Summit.



For more information on the 9th ACP Summit, visit the website: www.acpsummit.co.ke


For photos of the day’s events, visit the ACP’s Flickr page HERE.


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