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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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CORRIGENDUM N°1 to the Call for proposals "SUPPORTING THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE SECTORS IN THE ACP COUNTRIES" - EuropeAid/167697/IH/ACT/MULTI

Grants awarded under the EuropeAid call for proposals EuropeAid/164206/IH/ACT/Multi publié le 17.04.2019

Supporting the cultural and creative sectors in the ACP countries – Q&A #2 – 12/01/2020

Calls for Proposals and Tenders - ACP EU Culture Supporting the Cultural and Creative Sectors in ACP Countries

Seeking partnership under ACP Innovation Fund?

ACP Group and UN Office for South-South Cooperation Explore Healthcare, Security and South-South Partnerships during one-day Symposium

Brussels, 25 February 2020/ACP/UNOSSC/: The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) are today collaborating on a joint meeting in a series of ACP Symposia on South-South cooperation. Under the theme “Building Alliances to Strengthen Multilateralism through South-South and Triangular Cooperation” the symposium closely follows on the success of the 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2019 which renewed the ACP Group’s commitment to multilateralism.

18th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Maseru, Lesotho 22 February 2020/ACP/: The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held its 18th regional meeting (Southern Africa region) in Maseru, Lesotho, from 20 to 22 February 2020. Parliamentarians addressed several key issues, including post-Cotonou negotiations, youth and unemployment, security and stability. The Maseru Communiqué was issued at the end of the meeting.
 
 

Ambassador Jestas Abuok Nyamanga of the United Republic of Tanzania presented to the 927th Session of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Committee of Ambassadors welcomed their newest colleague, H.E. Mr. Jestas Abuok Nyamanga of the United Republic of Tanzania to their midst at the start of the 927th Meeting at ACP House on 20 February 2020.

Statement by Honorable Joseph Owona Kono, ACP Co-president of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at the 18th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Maseru, Lesotho 20 February 2020/ACP/: The Honorable Joseph Owona Kono, ACP Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, underlined the crucial role that parliamentarians play in addressing issues of concern to citizens of ACP countries at the opening ceremony of the 18th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) regional meeting in Maseru, Lesotho.
 
 

ACP and UNOSSC to Host Symposium on Building Multilateralism through South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Following the success of the 9th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government which considered the requirements for “A Transformed ACP Committed to Multilateralism” the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States, in collaboration with the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) will host a one-day symposium entitled “Building Alliances to Strengthen Multilateralism through South-South and Triangular Cooperation” at ACP House, Brussels on 25 February 2020.

ACP Private Sector Development Updates Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the third and fourth issue  of «ACP Private Sector Development», the bi-monthly newsletter that aims to take stock of the activities and implementation of intra-ACP EDF resources dedicated to private sector development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. 
 
Please click on “ACP Private Sector Development ” to download.
 

Brussels Briefing n.60 “The future of food and agricultural transformation”

The next Brussels Development Briefing n.60 on “The future of food and agricultural transformation” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD will be held on Wednesday 26 February 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.
 
The briefing will present trends and discuss the sustainable and healthy food systems, the future of work in agriculture and the need for new skills in very complex food chains, the effects of disruptive innovations, fair and inclusive value chains and trade.
 

New Africa-Caribbean-Pacific/EU Partnership: moving forward towards a new partnership fit for the future

Brussels, 14 February 2020/ACP/EU: Today, new impetus was given to the post-Cotonou negotiations on a new agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) as the two chief negotiators agreed on the way forward.

Second Knowledge Sharing on Trade and Investment Demonstrates Good Practices

Brussels 13 February 2020/ACP/: The second Knowledge-Sharing Event on Trade and Investment Good Practices was organised by the TradeCom II PMU from 4-5 February 2020. Its objective was to disseminate, as widely as possible, the relevant “good practices” developed by TCII-supported programmes, under the Programme Estimate 2, the Rapid Response Facility (RRF), and the Grant Component. The Knowledge-Sharing Event was attended by a total of 110 participants, primarily from ACP beneficiary countries and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

The Gambia to chair ACP CoA from February to July 2020

Brussels 07 February 2020/ACP:  H.E. Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh, Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia will preside over the Committee of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ambassadors in Brussels for the coming six-month period of 1 February – 31 July 2020. The rotating leadership of the Committee of Ambassadors fell to the West African region, which designated The Gambia to serve as Chair. The Gambia will also concurrently assume the Presidency of the ACP Council of Ministers.


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