Statement by the Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States on the draft Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali

The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, has been keenly monitoring the fifth stage of the negotiations between the Government of the Republic of Mali and the Movements signatory to the Roadmap of 24 July 2014. The negotiations have been taking place in Algiers, with mediation by the international community with a view to reaching a comprehensive, sustainable peace agreement to bring a definitive resolution to the crisis in the north of Mali.

“African cotton at a crossroads”: Marking 10 years of the EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton in Cotonou, Benin

Brussels, 3 March 2015/ ACP: The EU-Africa Partnership on cotton was established in July 2004 at a time when the price of cotton had been following a historic downward trend since 2000. The programme is funded by the European Development Fund under the ACP-EU partnership framework.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ACP Secretary General meets President of the Republic of Congo H.E. Denis Sassou-Nguesso

Brussels, 3 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Group, H.E. Dr Patrick Gomes met with the President of the Republic of Congo H.E. Denis Sassou-Nguesso who was in Brussels this week.
 

Inaugural statement of the Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 2 March 2015, Brussels

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The event for which we are gathered this evening takes place in the year that makes the milestone 40th Anniversary of the creation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States by the Georgetown Agreement on June 6, 1975.

Statement by the Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors H.E. Roy Mickey Joy, welcoming the new Secretary General, 2 March 2015, Brussels

It is both a privilege and an honour for me and fellow members of the Committee of Ambassadors to welcome, this afternoon, a colleague and a brother in the new Secretary-General of the ACP Group, His Excellency, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes.
 
Mr. Secretary-General,
 

Secretary General's vision welcomed by ACP members

Brussels, 2 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States Dr. Patrick Gomes outlined his vision for the organisation in his maiden address to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, since taking office on 1st March 2015.

Spotlight on ebola, post-2015 development agenda at ACP Health Ministers meeting

Brussels, 26 February 2015/ ACP: Ministers of Health from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries concluded their second meeting after two days of deliberations on health objectives in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
 

Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the 2nd Meeting of ACP Ministers of Health, 25 February 2015, Brussels

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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all, on behalf of the ACP Group, to this 2nd Meeting of ACP Ministers of Health.  
 

Health sector finance still a key constraint for ACP countries, say officials

Brussels, 24 February 2015/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are amongst those which spend the least, per citizen, of their national budgets to ensure access and equity to health care for their populations.

ACP-EU PROGRAMMES: Jamaica launches Phase 2 of slum upgrading project

Kingston, Jamaica, 24 February 2015/ JIS: The Government of Jamaica will continue work to develop the housing and social infrastructure in urban centres across the island under the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP).
 
Phase two of the initiative was officially launched on Friday, 20 February, during a function held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston.


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