FAO and ACP member states share strong focus on nutrition and climate change

15 April 2015, Brussels/UNFAO: FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, in a speech today to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries, reiterated the Organization's commitment to addressing food security and nutrition and also stressed the need to tackle as a high priority the impacts of climate change
 

New executive management for ACP Secretariat

Brussels, 14 April 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Dr. Patrick I. Gomes recently appointed three Assistant Secretaries General to be part of the senior management team at the ACP Secretariat based in Brussels for the period 2015-2020, along with a new Chef de Cabinet.
 

ACP Sugar suppliers alarmed with collapse in sugar prices

Brussels, 9 April 2015/ ACP: The ACP Sugar suppliers to the EU market are deeply concerned with the sharp decline in the sugar prices which has come much sooner than expected.  This, in ACP’s view, is the direct consequence of the imminent abolition of EU sugar production quotas to which they had strongly objected.
 

ACP Secretary General conveys solidarity with Kenya after senseless attack in Garissa

Brussels, 7 April 2015/ ACP: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), Dr. Patrick I. Gomes wishes to express his utmost distress and shock regarding the vicious and cowardly attack perpetrated by Al-Shabaab militants, on Garissa University, Kenya, on 2 April 2015.
 

Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the occasion of the 21st commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, 7 April 2015, Brussels

[Protocols]
First of all, on behalf of the ACP Group, allow me to thank you for the honour of having invited me to address you on this momentous occasion.
 

DECLARATION OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 21st ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE IN RWANDA

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, as well the entire international community, joins with the people and the Government of Rwanda in commemorating today, 7 April 2015, the 21st anniversary of the tragically infamous events that plunged Rwanda into shock in 1994.
 

ACP trade ministers to meet with new EU Trade Commissioner; EU sets deadline for recently concluded trade deals

Brussels, 3 April 2015/ ACP: The ACP Group and the European Commission are finalising a date this year for the 13th Joint Ministerial Trade Committee meeting, which would bring together trade ministers and officials from across Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific into discussions with the EU Trade Commissioner Ms. Cecilia Malmström.
 

ACP, UN discuss coordination, synthesis on post-2015 development framework

Brussels, 2 April 2015/ ACP: A team from the United Nations, including the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning Ms. Amina Mohammed, held a working session with ACP senior officials and representatives to share information and better coordinate efforts in leading up to several decisive events related to international development.
 

ACP Group sends humanitarian mission, gives EUR 20,000 for immediate relief efforts in Vanuatu

Port Vila/Brussels, 2 April 2015/ ACP/ Embassy of Vanuatu: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States has this week responded to the relief appeal by the Government of Vanuatu by sending a humanitarian mission to the islands, recently devastated by Cyclone Pam.

INTERVIEW SPECIAL: Featuring the Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, H.E Roy Mickey Joy

The Ambassador of the Republic of Vanuatu to the European Union H.E Roy Mickey Joy will preside over the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group for the period 1 February 2015 - 31 July 2015. He speaks to ACP Press regarding the significant year ahead for the ACP Group and the international community as a whole vis-a-vis the post-2015 development agenda.

 


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