ACP Press Release. Establishment of an ACP Working Group on post Rio+20 . Prosperity and sustainable development to be linked NOW.
In a Consultative Meeting held in Brussels on 29 and 30 April 2013, at the ACP House to discuss the implementation of "The outcomes of Rio+20 Conference: now, up to and beyond 2015" the representatives of the ACP governments have decided to establish an ACP Ad-hoc Working Group on the Post-2015 Process. The meeting focused on the critical elements for the development of the post-2015 overarching framework, which will be very important to eradicating poverty in ACP Member States.
ACP Group calls on EU Parliament to not vote specific market regulation which can be considered as a pressure against ACP countries.
Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
Brussels, April 16th 2013
Meeting of ACP Ministers on European Development Fund. Deep concern about the amount of the EDF and the ownership of the projects.
In a meeting held in Brussels on 17 and 18 April 2013, the ACP Ministers in charge of the ACP-EU Development Finance have expressed their regret for the 10% decrease of the EU financial envelope allocated to the cooperation with the ACP in the framework of the 11th EDF European Development Funds (2014-2020), compared to the EC initial proposal.
ACP Press release Ethiopian PM, H.E. Hailemariam DESSALEGN, at ACP House: “EU to be more understanding to ACP’s needs”
On an official visit to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels on Tuesday, April 16th, the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, called on the European Union to be more understanding to the need of the ACP countries. He also stressed the need for a strengthening of the unity, the solidarity and the cooperation among ACP countries and regions. He proclaimed his optimism about Africa whose growth has reached an unprecedented level thanks to its attraction of foreign direct investments.
Inauguration of the Eminent Persons Group in charge of the mechanism of rebuilding of the ACP Group & Designation of the ACP Secretary General, Hon. ALHAJI Muhammad MUMUNI, in replacement of Dr Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS designated by the UN and the AU as their joint Special Envoy to Darfur
The ACP/LDC Sugar Suppliers to the EU express deep disappointment with the EU Agriculture Council’s proposal to extend the Single Common Market Organisation for sugar by only two years to 2017 instead of 2020 as agreed by the European Parliament. In so doing the ACP/LDC countries join European Sugar Manufacturers Association (CEFS) and the European Beet Growers Federation (CIBE).
The ACP Sugar Group welcomes the vote on 13 March 2013 by the European Parliament in support of Comagri’s proposal for the continuation of the current beet sugar sugar quota provisions until 30 September 2020. Read further ...
FESPACO 2013: THE SPECIAL ACPCULTURES+ PRIZE HAS BEEN AWARDED TO KENYAN DIRECTOR BERYL MAGOKO FOR HER DOCUMENTARY FILM “THE CUT”.
The jury for the ACPCultures+ special prize, composed of Michèle Dominique Raymond (ACP Assistant-Secretary General), presiding, and Boris Zakowski (audiovisual attaché of the Embassy of France to Burkina Faso), Osange Silou-Kieffer (journalist), Raymond Tiendrebeogo (director and professor at the Ougadougou Institute of Sound and Vision, and Perrine Ledan (Audiovisual and Cinema expert) as members, choose to award the prize to the documentary film “The Cut”, by a young, 28 year-old Kenyan Director; Beryl Magoko.