97th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers (4-5 June)
1. Endorsement of the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2011
2. Delegation of power to the Committee of Ambassadors on the ACP House
The Parliamentary Assembly of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, meeting in its 28th session in Horsens (Denmark) on 25 May 2012, noted with satisfaction the recent progress made towards full restoration of constitutional order in Mali with the establishment of a 12-month transition period and the maintenance of the interim President, Pr. Dioncounda Traoré, the Prime Minister, Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra and the Government, to oversee the transition.
DECLARATION BY THE ACP GROUP OF STATES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 18th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE IN RWANDA
Delivered at the ACP House, Brussels - 7 April 2012
The ACP Council of Ministers is the Group´s main decision-making body. It is the supreme body responsible for implementing the guidelines laid down by the Summit. Ministerial sectoral meetings are also held regularly. The Council is composed of a member of Government from each ACP State or a government-designated representative. The 94th Session of the ocuncil was held in Brussels, Belgium 7-9 December and adopted four key resolutions.
4. ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS (EPAs)
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;
The ACP Group of States is deeply concerned with the deteriorating food security situation in the Horn of Africa.
This crisis has already claimed thousands of lives and is threatening the lives of more than 10 million people with many more at risk of starving to death if relief does not reach them in good time.
The ACP Group expresses solidarity with, and profound sympathy to, the Governments and peoples of the affected countries in the Region at the tragic loss of lives, livelihoods and human suffering, especially of women, children and the elderly.
Communiqué from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) following the coup d'etat and assassination attempt against President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea
The ACP Group is shocked to learn of the attack on the residence of President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, by a group of soldiers on Tuesday 19 July 2011. The ACP Group firmly condemns this aborted coup d'etat and attempted assassination of the President of Guinea, and reiterates its rejection of accession to power by violence or unconstitutional means.
DECLARATION BY THE ACP GROUP OF STATES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 17th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE IN RWANDA
Brussels - 7 April 2011
Seventeen years have now passed since the genocide that plunged Rwanda into mourning in 1994. Yet, that horrific period remains vividly etched in our collective memory and serves as a reminder to the international community of the need to remain vigilant in the face of the risk - that can never be completely discounted - of reliving similar tragedies fuelled solely by racial, ethnic or ideological differences.