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US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying ‘Development Minerals’ in Africa

Brussels, 8 June 2017/ ACP-EU DevMin/ ACP: Five thousand micro, small and medium scale ‘Development Minerals’ operators will now have access to more affordable finance as a result of a partnership between the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Ltd (AGF), the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme.

Welcome remarks by the Secretary-General H.E. Dr. Patrick I Gomes at the ACP side event at the UN Ocean Conference, 6 June 2017, New York

Theme: Harnessing the Blue Economy to Increase Economic Benefits for SIDS and LDCs

I would like to warmly welcome all of you and thank you for finding time to participate at our side event on harnessing the blue economy to increase economic benefits for SIDS and LDCs. I wish also, at the very outset, thank our partners, the Government of Seychelles and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism, for their invaluable support in co-organizing this event. The ACP Secretariat is only too happy to join forces to host this event.

No development if harmful to environment, vows Fiji PM

New York, 6 June 2017/ ACP: Fiji’s leader Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama is firmly putting environmental protection over short-term economic gains, while calling on ACP states and the international community to also make the necessary changes to save the world’s seas and oceans.

New book on ACP-EU partnership launched on ACP Group 42nd anniversary

By Klara Smitts, ACP-IDN
 
Brussels, 3 June 2017/ ACP-IDN/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States commemorated 'ACP Day' in Brussels on 2 June, reflecting on "development partnership" with the European Union (EU), which it described as "a multi-dimensional and transformative experience".
 

EU and ACP Group of 79 countries press ahead on Paris implementation, call on global community to maintain climate efforts

Brussels, 2 June 2017/ ACP/ EC: The European Union and the ACP Group of States, which represents African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, today reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and called on the global community to maintain the momentum for ambitious action.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ACP Group signs MoU with Estonia Government for cooperation in the field of E-governance

Tallinn, Estonia, 31 May 2017/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes and the Prime Minister of Estonia H.E. Mr. Jüri Ratas today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the margins of the 2017 Tallinn Conference on E-Governance, on behalf of the ACP Group of States and the Government of Estonia.

ACP head urges more investment, recognition for ICT sector

Tallinn, Estonia, 31 May 2017/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is pushing for more backing from both ACP governments and private sector in promoting Information Communications and Technologies (ICT).

While opening the 2017 Tallinn e-Governance Conference on Tuesday, the Secretary General underscored the role of ICT as a driver of progress and growth for national economies, as well as a booster for the Sustainable Development Goals, by helping to link, monitor and evaluate the SDGs.

Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the Tallinn E-Governance Conference on 30 May 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

It gives me great pleasure to join in welcoming you all, on behalf of the ACP Group of States, to this e-Governance Conference 2017, hosted by the Republic of Estonia. We are grateful for the hospitality accorded to us since our arrival here in the beautiful city of Tallinn. This high-level e-Governance Conference 2017 is a significant occasion, as it provides a unique opportunity for ACP Member States to engage in deliberations and share experiences with the international community on the critical issues pertaining to the embracing of e-Governance for sustainable development in developing countries.

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.


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