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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ACP Group Addresses Inequality and Vulnerability at the EDDs

The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Patrick I. Gomes met with the recently-reelected President of the Republic of Senegal, The Honourable Macky Sall on Day one of the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, Belgium. Dr Gomes congratulated the President on his recent re-election and assured him of the ACP Group’s continued support. He then expressed his profound appreciation for the leadership that Senegal has consistently played in advancing the strategic priorities of the ACP Group for the new partnership agreement with the European Union (EU).

ACP statement to the G20 on eradicating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Brussels 28 June 2019/ACP: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in ACP coastal countries remains one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems, dependent communities and the society as a whole. It undermines efforts to conserve and sustainably manage fish stocks, destroys the food security of affected coastal countries and harms their economic interests. 
 

Next Brussels Briefing n.56 “The Land-Water-Energy Nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System”

Brussels 27 June 2019/ACP: The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 56 on The Land-Water-Energy nexus and the Sustainability of the Food System organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and Concord will be held on 3rd of July 2019, 9h00-13h00 at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C.

National and Regional Authorizing Officers of the Caribbean Region meet in Suriname

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A delegation from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States led by Henrique Banze, Assistant Secretary General of the Macroeconomics, Development finance and Intra-ACP Programming  was in Paramaribo, Suriname from 28 to 30 May to carry out the last in the series of seminars with the National and Regional Authorising Officers across the six ACP regions.

AID FOR TRADE Global Review 2019 - AIDE POUR LE COMMERCE Examen Global 2019

EU-ACP TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION
REVOLUTIONIZING ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AND EMPOWERMENT
THROUGH INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE AID FOR TRADE
4 JULY 2019 | 11:00-13:00 | WTO Geneva, Room S1
 
COOPERATION UE-ACP EN MATIERE DE COMMERCE ET DE DEVELOPPEMENT REVOLUTIONNER LA DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMIQUE ET L’AUTONOMISATION A TRAVERS UNE AIDE POUR LE COMMERCE DURABLE
4 JUILLET 2019 | 11h00-13h00 | OMC Genève, Salle S1
 

ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomes its newest addition, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia

Brussels 21 June 2019/ACP: H.E. Professor Esther Munalula Nkandu, Zambia’s Ambassador to Benelux and the EU was presented on 20 June 2019 to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States at their 921st Meeting at the ACP House in Brussels.

Statement by the ACP Group of States on World Refugee Day, 20 June

Brussels 20 June 2019/ACP: Today, on the occasion of World Refugees Day, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States joins the international community in recognizing the plight of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution to seek a better life for themselves and their families. 
 

Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector – An Example of South-South Cooperation

Brussels 20 June 2019/ ACP: Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said.

Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important to us because what they did was to commit to pay the salaries, the transportation and everything to get the people here and all that we will need to do is to find accommodation for them,” he said.

Be part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific experience at the 2019 EDD


At this year’s edition of the European Development Days, the ACP Secretariat will participate and organize several activities during the two-day event at the ACP Lounge. 
 
The theme for the ACP Group this Year is “African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States - Stronger together / South-South and triangular cooperation to achieve sustainable development, reduce inequality and vulnerability due to climate change”.
 
 


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