Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the High Level Dialogue on Decent Work in ACP States, 31 March 2015, Brussels

First of all, let me thank the International Labour Organization (ILO) for organizing this High Level dialogue on Decent Work  in ACP States, which is consistent with our ACP-ILO cooperation. 

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: EPA capacity-building project launched in the Caribbean

Georgetown, Guyana, 26 March 2015/ CARICOM: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau visits ACP House

A high level delegation from Guinea Bissau, led by the Prime Minister H.E Mr. Domingos Simões Pereira (second from left) visited the ACP House on 24th March 2015. The Prime Minister was in Brussels for the International Conference for Guinea Bissau, held 25th March 2015 under the theme "Terra ranka: A fresh start for Guinea Bissau."

African Cotton Agenda to launch in 2016

Brussels, 25 March 2015/ ACP: Cotton producing ACP countries are gearing up to implement an updated road map for the development of the cotton sector across the African continent over the next decade, following a major meeting for stakeholders in Cotonou, Benin, earlier this month.

Declaration of the 37th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly on the devastating impact of Cyclone PAM on the island states of Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Solomon Is. and Kiribati in the Pacific region

The   Parliamentary Assembly of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, meeting at its 37th Session in Brussels, Belgium on 18 March 2015,   
A. Saddened by the loss of lives, people left homeless, the desperate need for food and shelter, the severe shortages of drinking water, and the catastrophic effects upon the socio-economic infrastructures caused by cyclone PAM; and

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office Launched

Dakar, Senegal, 24 March 2015/ GPS World: The SAFIR (Satellite navigation services for AFrIcan Region) project has officially launched the EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office, laying the first stone of its future office building in a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Senegal's President Macky Sall with ACP Secretary General

Brussels, 24 March 2015/ACP: ACP Secretary General H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes meets with the President of the Republic of Senegal H.E. Mr. Macky Sall in Brussels.

Parliamentarians voice support for ACP “radical reform”

Brussels, 24 March 2015/ ACP: Politicians from more than 60 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries gathered in Brussels last week to discuss key political issues in their respective regions, and prepare for the upcoming joint assembly with European Parliamentarians scheduled for mid-2015.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Vice-President of the National Assembly of Uganda meets with ACP Secretary General

Brussels, 23 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Group H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes welcomed the Vice-President of the National Assembly of Uganda Hon. Jacob Oulanya on 18th March in the margins of the 37th ACP Parliamentary Assembly and the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: National Workshop for Customs and Border Control Officers in Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana, 23 March 2015/ Caricom/ ACP: The Caricom Secretariat will be hosting a national workshop for customs and border control officers on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and their enforcement from March 24 to 26. The project is funded by the European Union through the ACP Secretariat, with the United Nations Environment Programme as the overall management and coordination agency for the project in all three regions of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

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