Eminent Persons Group on track with report on ACP future

Brussels, 2 August 2014/ ACP: The Drafting Committee of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) concluded a vigorous week of work in Brussels on Friday, preparing its report on the future orientation of the ACP Group. The report is to be a key item on the agenda for the upcoming Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, scheduled for the 6-7 November in Paramaribo, Suriname.

ACP Ambassadors' Spouses donate €11 000 to communities in need

Brussels, 22 July 2014/ ACP: The Association of ACP Ambassadors’ Spouses presented donations to beneficiaries in Rwanda and Burkina Faso, for total amount of €11 000, raised mainly through the annual charity gala dinner organised by the association earlier this year at the Sheraton Hotel.

ACP regions to give nominations for Secretariat's top-level posts

Brussels, 22 July 2014/ ACP: Following confirmation by the Council of Ministers last month that the Caribbean region will hold the post of Secretary General of the Brussels-based ACP Secretariat for the 2015-2020 period, the Committee of Ambassadors have designated which regions to nominate candidates for the four Assistant Secretary-General posts.

New ambassadors for Mauritania, Djibouti welcomed

Brussels, 19 July 2014/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors received two newly appointed peers on Thursday, from the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the Republic of Djibouti.

ACP celerates ten years of COS-Cotton

Brussels 15 July 2014/ ACP: The European Union and its member states have provided an estimated €400 million to develop the African cotton sector from 2004 to 2014, equivalent to almost 70% of total assistance from major donors towards the sector.

Benin hosts first Regional Congress of ACP Press Clubs

Cotonou, 15 July 2014/ ACP: A pioneering congress of press clubs in the West African region was launched at the Hotel Marina in Cotonou, Benin as a pilot step towards implementing an ACP-wide Federation of Press Clubs.

ACP private sector priorities presented to Pacific business sector

Port Vila, 15 July 2014/ ACP: Priorities and directives that will guide future actions of the ACP Group on private sector development were presented to Pacific CEO’s at the 2nd EU-Pacific Business Forum, held last month in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Intensified focus on ACP private sector at EIB annual visit

Luxembourg, 11 July 2014/ ACP: ACP countries reaffirmed the role of the private sector as the engine of growth at the annual gathering of African, Caribbean and Pacific Ambassadors hosted by the European Investment Bank, where special focus was given to microfinance and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in ACP countries.

Brussels Briefing highlights trade, agribusiness in small island states (SIDS)

Brussels, 9 July 2014/ CTA/ ACP: "Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development" is the focus of the next Brussels Development Briefing to be held on11 July 2014 at the Borschette Centre in Brussels.

Overview of the Doha round: ACP interests and proposals - H.E Mr. Marwa J. Kisiri, Head of ACP Geneva Office

Delivered at the ACP Group Ambassadors & Experts Retreat: "Update on ACP data analysis and positions in preparation for a contribution towards defining a Post-Bali Work Program to conclude the Doha Development Agenda." 4-6 July, Lausanne - Switzerland
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