EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries in joint push to defend and implement global climate deal

Bonn, 18 May 2017/ DG CLIMA/ ACP: The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

Bonn Climate Change Conference: Vulnerability in Africa, Caribbean & Pacific countries: Adaptation, Capacity, People (ACP)

Bonn, 17 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat is organizing, in partnership with the African Union Commission, a side event in the margins of the Bonn climate Change Conference 8-18 May, which includes the forty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3), taking place in Bonn, Germany.

Brussels Briefing No.49: Youth in agribusiness – the future of agriculture

Brussels, 16 May 2017/ BB/ CTA/ ACP: This Thursday 18 May, the ACP Secretariat will host more than 150 ACP and EU policymakers, international development practitioners and experts, along with members of civil society, research networks, and the private sector this Thursday for the 49th Brussels Development Briefing (BB49), with a focus on creating jobs and promoting entrepreneurship for youth in Africa.

ACP-EC-UN-Habitat partnership announces USD 11 million for improving life in slums

Nairobi, 10 May 2017/ UNHABITAT/ ACP: A new USD 11 million has been secured for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme to empower African, Caribbean and Pacific countries transform the living conditions of slum dwellers.

ACP-EU Council of Ministers agree on support for ACP countries hit by external shocks

Brussels, 10 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers agreed at its 42nd session to amend the partnership agreement between the two blocs to allow for more effective support to ACP member states that suffer unexpected external shocks.

DECISIONS, RESOLUTIONS - 105TH SESSION OF THE ACP COUNCIL OF MINISTERS, 3-4 MAY 2017, BRUSSELS

DECISIONS 
 
No. 1 REVIEW OF THE GEORGETOWN AGREEMENT
No. 2 POST-COTONOU AGREEMENT
No. 3 THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN HAITI
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
No. 1 ACP AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY TRADE AND SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
No. 2 ACP-EU ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS (EPAs)
No. 3 SUPPORT FOR ACP MEMBER STATES ON THE UPCOMING UN-WTO AND WHO

ACP Group of States refines its vision for future relations with EU and world

Brussels, 5 May 2017/ ACP: The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States closed its 105th session with two key decisions that will influence how the bloc of 79 countries will carve out a more effective role in the international arena.

Opening ceremony of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Brussels, 3 May 2017/ ACP: The 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers was opened today in Brussels, gathering high level officials from the 79 member states of the ACP Group to discuss and take decisions on major issues of common concern and interest. 

The 105th session of Council is presided over by the Minister of Finance and Cooperation of Ethiopia Dr. Abraham Tekeste. 

Following opening remarks by the ACP Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes, the President-in-Office of the United Nations General Assembly, Amb. Peter Thomson of Fiji addressed the Council of Ministers as a special invited guest.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, 3 May 2017

Your Excellency Ambassador Peter THOMSON, President of the 71st UN General Assembly,

Your Excellency, Dr. Abraham TEKESTE, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and President of the 105th Session of the ACP Council,

Honourable Ministers,

Excellencies,

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tallinn conference aims to share e-governance knowledge, build capacity in ACP countries

Brussels 1 May 2017/ ACP: Estonia’s premier annual event on e-governance will focus on ACP countries this 29-31 May, due to the growing interest in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific in modernising their governance systems and implementing innovative e-governance solutions.


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