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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.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Open Day to highlight climate change and economic development

PRESS RELEASE, 6 October 2011: The Second Open Day of the Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department (SEDT) is scheduled for Tuesday 11 October at the ACP House in Brussels.

 

The one-day event aims to bring together African, Caribbean and Pacific embassies and regional organizations, along with leaders of various Programme Management Units and facilities to exchange information on ways to improve access to these facilities, including funding opportunities.

 

SPEECH: Statement by ACP Secretary General at the 25th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 4 October 2011 

Mr. President,
Hon. Members,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors of ACP States,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Belgian Chief of Protocol revives relations with ACP

Brussels, 1 October 2011: The Chief of Protocol from the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Cooperation paid a special visit to the Committee of Ambassadors last week to bolster relations with representatives of the ACP family of nations.

Mr Pierre Labouverie, who has a long history of ambassadorship in various ACP countries, led the visiting delegation, accompanied by Deputy Chiefs of Protocol Mr Christian Van den Hove and Adviser to Embassies Mr Carl Peeters.

Secretary General joins board of peace-building group International Alert

Brussels, 1 October 2011: In progressing ACP’s outreach to civil society forums, Secretary General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has joined the board of trustees of International Alert (Alert), one of the world’s largest peace building organizations.

ACP family mourns loss of three international icons

Brussels, 30 September 2011: The ACP Group regrets the loss of two distinguished statesmen and one Nobel laureate from its family of nations who all passed away within days of each other last month.

National hero and former Prime Minister of Belize, Rt. Hon. George Price passed away 19 September at age 92. Rt Hon. Price is considered the founding father of Belize, having led the nation to independence from Britain three decades ago in September 1981. He served as Belize’s first Prime Minister from 1981-1984 and again in 1989-1993. 

ACP applauds Miss Angola/ Miss Universe

Brussels, 30 September 2011: Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States welcomed the recent victory 25-year-old Angolan Laila Lopes, who won the Miss Universe crown in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 12 September.

Miss Lopes beat out contestants from nearly 90 countries to take the coveted title at the pageant’s 60th anniversary.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP head congratulates new President of Zambia

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 29 September 2011: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group, Dr. Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS, has noted with the utmost satisfaction, the Presidential, legislative and local elections held in Zambia on 20 September 2011.

 

PRESS RELEASE: ACP queries European bid to abolish sugar quotas

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 20 September 2011: The ACP Sugar Group has recently been made aware through media reports of an “impact study” made by and for the European Commission.  This study refers to proposals for changes in the European sugar regime. Though Commission consultations appear to be on-going, the press presents these proposals as those the Commission favours.

It is hoped that this is not accurate as some of the key assumptions and results are more than questionable.


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