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International Youth Day 2021 - Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health

Brussels, 12 August, 2021/OACPS: International Youth day is observed each year on 12 August. On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, celebrates the youth across the tri-continental OACPS who continue to shape our communities; with the aim of building a better, fairer, inclusive and more sustainable future.

OACPS SG calls for heightened Climate Ambition in the wake of the recently released IPCC Report

Brussels, 11 August 2021/OACPS: The recently released Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC Report) clearly reaffirms that global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless deep reductions in CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions occur as a matter of urgency.  A human-induced phenomenon, climate change is already affecting many

Decisions and Resolutions of the 112th Session of the OACPS Council of Ministers

Brussels, 10 August 2021/OACPS: The hybrid 112th Session of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States was held on 6 – 8 July 2021. The Session was chaired by the Hon. Mr. Jeremiah Manele, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Solomon Islands and President-in-Office of the OACPS Council of Ministers.

At the meeting, the ministers and their representatives approved nine decisions and six resolutions on key issues affecting OACPS Member States as well as the administrative and financial management of the Organisation.

Innovative Voices - Interview with Myrna Cunningham, Indigenous Rights Activist on the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Brussels, 9 August 2021/OACPS: On the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the OACPS Research and Innovation Programme interviewed Myrna Cunningham, an internationally renowned Indigenous rights activist who has served Indigenous peoples in countless ways, and who is the current President of the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), and Chairperson of the PAWANKA Fund. 

The Secretary-General of the OACPS congratulates the newly-elected Prime Minister of Samoa, the Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa


Brussels, 4 August 2021/OACPS: On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto CHIKOTI, acknowledges the ruling of the Samoa Court of Appeal which has resulted in the resolution of the three-month long political stalemate and constitutional crisis in the Independent State of Samoa.

“Ignite Culture” Grant Facility to launch first call for proposals on 9 August

Brussels, 4 August 2021/OACPS: Grant financing ranging from €30,000 to €180,000. will be available to 14 countries throughout East Africa through the “Ignite Culture” Programme from 9 August 2021. The funding is intended to help successful applicants in the creative and cultural industries (CCI) develop programmes and projects to grow their own ventures, and conduct cultural work within their target communities. The Programme will also boost the sustainablity of creative and cultural production.

Statement by the Secretary-General of the OACPS on the Presidential Elections in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Brussels, 3 August 2021/OACPS: On behalf of the of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, welcomes, the outcome of the general elections in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as announced by the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia.

H.E. Mr Mário de Azevedo Constantino assumes the leadership of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors

Brussels, 02 August 2021/OACPS: H.E Mr Mário de Azevedo Constantino, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola, took over the mantle of leadership of the Bureau of the Committee of Ambassadors from outgoing Chair, H.E. Mr Moses Kouni Mose of Solomon Islands at the meeting of the Outgoing and Incoming Bureaux of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors, on 16 July 2021.

OACPS Publishes Fully-Digital 2020 Annual Report

Brussels, 30 July 2021/OACPS: The Secretariat of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) recently published its 2020 Annual Report entitled, “OACPS 3.0: The Power of Change” in keeping with the current mandate for greater transparency and increased communication with all stakeholders.

OACPS Secretariat hosts a capacity-building seminar for Angola

Brussels, 29 July 2021/OACPS: In support of the preparations for the upcoming 10th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), which will take place in Angola in 2022, and Angola’s six-month chairmanship of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors from 1 August 2021, the OACPS Secretariat hosted a two-day Seminar for senior officials from various Angolan ministries and institutions as well as economic operators and civil society representatives, on 26 to 27 July 2021.

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