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COMMUNIQUE of the First ACP-Europe ICT Roundtable

We, the key policy makers and regulators in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector of African Caribbean and Pacific states, meeting at the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States in Brussels, Belgium on the 20th and 21st of October 2011 at the first ACP-Europe ICT Roundtable organised jointly by the ACP Secretariat and the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), with the aim of assisting ACP states to rollout and utilise Broadband;

 

ACP-CTO roundtable stresses Broadband’s crucial role in development

Brussels, 23 October 2011: Heads of ICT regulators in the ACP region emphasized the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) as a driving force behind development, and called for increased broadband penetration in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries at a roundtable event on Thursday.

 

Photo gallery and Powerpoint presentations from the SEDT Open Day

Browse photo gallery from the 2nd Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department, held 11 October 2011.

Download Powerpoint presentations of conference speakers from the Public Documents library.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP and LDC sugar suppliers deplore EC's CAP proposals

PRESS RELEASE, 18 October 2011: The ACP and LDC cane sugar suppliers express their profound concern and dismay at the Commission’s proposals in respect of the elimination of sugar quotas in the context of the CAP reform announced on 12 October 2011.

 

SPEECH: Secretary General at the 2nd High Level Workshop on Enhancing Access to Finance for SME's in ACP countries, 13 October 2011

Excellencies Ambassadors,
Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional Institutions,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to ACP House. I am happy to note the presence of several leaders and representatives from our regional financial and economic institutions. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Secretariat, I want to thank all of you for sparing time off your busy schedules to be amongst us here today.

EPA Negotiations: The honeymoon is over...

The European Commission (EC) finally announced recently that countries that have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) but not taken the necessary steps to ratify and implement it would no longer benefit from the EPA market access to Europe as from 1st January 2014.... What does this imply?

Read more and share your thoughts in the Comments section at ECDPM Talking Points

 

 

High level meeting to tackle SME financing in ACP countries

Brussels, 12 October 2011: Top executives from regional banks, economic communities and financial and industrial holdings in the ACP region will gather in Brussels this Thursday for the Second High Level Workshop on Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financing in ACP countries.

SPEECH: Secretary General's opening remarks at the 2nd SEDT Open Day (Climate Change and Sustainable Economic Development in ACP countries), 11 October 2011

Chair of the ACP Group Committee of Ambassadors,
Representatives of the European Commission,
Excellencies,
Invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

ACP Group commends Nobel Peace Prize winners

Brussels, 10 October 2011: The ACP Group continues to celebrate the achievements of three women jointly awarded the Noble Peace Prize on Friday, including two Africans.

ACP countries stand to gain from IUCN partnerships

Brussels, 10 October 2011: A meeting of between the ACP Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas and regional heads of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) last week underlined the importance of environmental protection to sustainable development programmes in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.


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