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Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni

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New SG eyes wide “scope of promise” for ACP role in international cooperation

Post-2015 focus to boost South-South & triangular links, build on Group’s development finance & programming know-how

New Secretary General named for the ACP Group 2015-2020

Brussels, 10 December 2014/ ACP: Ambassador Dr. Patrick I. Gomes of Guyana has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.

Dr. Gomes’ appointment took place today during the 100th session of the ACP Council of Ministers in Brussels, making him the tenth Secretary General since the inception of the organisation in 1975.

EC Development chief targets joint approach to Post-2015 Summits in Addis, NY

Strasbourg, 3 December 2014/ ACP: A month into his appointment, new European Development Commissioner Mr. Neven Mimica is hoping to leverage the EU’s long-time partnership with the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, in order to make a “transformative” post-2015 development agenda a reality.

Future role of ACP Group interrogated by Parliamentary Assembly

Strasbourg, 28 November 2014/ ACP: Debates on determining the future orientation of the ACP Group as an international organisation evoked strong yet mixed reactions from lawmakers from across the ACP regions.

New members for ACP Committee of Ambassadors; others bid farewell

Brussels, 18 November 2014/ ACP: Newly appointed representatives from Eritrea, Solomon Islands and Togo made their inaugural addresses to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, during recent meetings of the group. 

ACP, UNIDO deepen collaboration to boost inclusive, sustainable industrialisation

Brussels, 8 November 2014/ ACP: Leaders of the Secretariats of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) met Tuesday to explore together how to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation in ACP countries.

ACP Group mourns passing of Zambia's President Sata

Brussels, 4 November 2014/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni sent his condolences on behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States to the Government and people of the Republic of Zambia, after the death of the late President, H.E Michael Sata on 28 October.

ACPCultures+ supports ambitious film,TV distribution project in the Caribbean

Bridgetown, Barbados, 4 November 2014/ Sonique Solutions/ ACP: Barbados-based film distribution company CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) has received a major funding grant from the ACPCultures+ Programme for ‘The 3D Distribution Project’ (3D) that will enhance CTWD’s digital, domestic and Diaspora distribution.  

ACP Ambassadors honour outgoing EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

Brussels, 28 October 2014/ ACP: Envoys from all six ACP regions paid tribute to the commitment and friendship of Mr. Andris Piebalgs, who completes his term as European Development Commissioner at the end of this month.

Raising resilience in Small Islands States: A Caribbean Perspective

Brussels, 10 October 2014/ ACP: Island countries have long capitalized on their unique geography, tropical climate, remote locations and vibrant cultures to attract tourists from across the globe looking for a quick “get away”.

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