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ACP, EU and UNISDR Commit to Reducing Risk of Disasters

Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP/ UNISDR: The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, whose 79 members include some of the most disaster-prone and climate-vulnerable nations in the world, have prioritised the power of international cooperation to reduce the impact of natural hazards.

Increasing ACP farmers’ income through targeted support

Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP: Success stories of the ACP Commodities Programme launched in 2015/2016 were showcased in a special information session held yesterday on 12 June 2017 at the ACP Secretariat, highlighting best practices and opportunies for farmers and villages to improve productivity, income and skills.

Leaders deliver strong messages on ACP solidarity in preparation for new relations with EU

Brussels, 9 June 2017/ ACP: The Heads of State of Senegal and Guyana have lent a boost to ongoing efforts to rally African, Caribbean and Pacific countries together to ensure they speak in one coherent voice, as they prepare to negotiate a future partnership agreement with the European Union.

Joint Communiqué: World Reconstruction Conference 3, 6-8 June 2017, Brussels

Brussels, 8 June 2017/ EC/ WB/ UNDP/ ACP: More than 800 participants from civil society, national and local governments, academia, the private sector and international organisations from around the world gathered in Brussels from 6-8 June 2017 for the Third Edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3).

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 (ACP), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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.
 

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.


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