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FEATURED VIDEO: Culture, investment & SDGs - 4th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture

Ministers responsible of the development of the cultural sector and cultural industries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels on 9-10 November to discuss the crucial relationship between culture and sustainable development, under the theme: “Making Culture and Impact Investment in Achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development”. Ministers committed to ensuring more attention to the sector in government plans and strategies, including enhanced funding, integration into national policies, and coordination with other departments.

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L'UE et ses partenaires d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique réaffirment leur engagement à l'égard d'une gouvernance durable des océans

Malte, 06 Octobre 2017/ UE / ACP: Dans le cadre de la conférence «Notre océan», l'Union européenne et le groupe des 79 États d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique ont réaffirmé aujourd'hui leur soutien à la mise en œuvre de l'ODD 14 et ont souligné leur attachement à une vision ambitieuse et à long terme de la protection, de la valorisation et de l'utilisation durable de nos océans ainsi qu'à la croissance bleue durable, de même que leur volonté d'intensifier leur action coordonné

Statement by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson at the opening ceremony of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, 3 May 2017

Honorable Ministers

H.E. Dr. Patrick I. GOMES, Secretary-General of the ACP Group,

H.E. Dr. Abraham TEKESTE, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, President in Office of Council


Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here today in Brussels to address the 105th Session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Statement by the President of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, H.E. Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of Ethiopia, 3 May 2017, Brussels

Your Excellency the President of the UN General Assembly, Ambassador Peter THOMSON

Honourable Ministers,

Your Excellency, Secretary-General GOMES,

Excellencies, Ambassadors

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

I bring you warm greetings from His Excellency President TESHOME, His Excellency Prime Minister DESALEGN, and the Government and People of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Land of Origins. It is a great honour for me to be presiding over the affairs of our 105th Council Session.

Les pays ACP négocieront en tant qu’une seule entité avec l’UE

Bruxelles, 3 avril 2017/ACP. Les soixante-dix-neuf pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique parleront d’une même voix lors des négociations qu’ils s’apprêtent à engager avec l’Union européenne en vue d’un  cadre de partenariat majeur.

The ACP calls on President Yahya Jammeh to respect the will of the Gambian people

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States is following keenly the political developments in the Gambia following Presidential elections held on 1st December 2016 that led to the election of President Elect Adama Barrow.

Concerned at the volte – face by President Yahya Jammeh, the ACP calls for respect of the will of the Gambian people as expressed by the election results and the need for a peaceful and orderly transfer of power to the President elect.

The ACP Group of States seizes this opportunity to support all efforts by the International Community and Regional Organisations, in particular ECOWAS, to ensure smooth and peaceful transfer of power to President elect Adama Barrow on 19th January 2017

The ACP congratulates the people of Ghana on its recent Presidential and parliamentary elections

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States congratulates the people of Ghana for a smooth, peaceful and successful, organization of the Presidential and parliamentary elections held on the 7th December 2016.

The ACP Congratulates President Elect Nana Akufo-Addo for his election and accession to the Presidency of the Republic of Ghana. The ACP commends President John Dramani Mahama for the graceful acceptance of the results of the elections.

The ACP Group stands committed to promoting peace, good governance and democracy in ACP states and applauds the people of Ghana for affirming the strength of Ghana’s democracy through this election.

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