The ACP FISH II Programme is a 4.5-year programme financed by the European Development Fund on behalf of ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of states) countries. The aim of the programme is to improve fisheries management in ACP countries so as to ensure that fisheries resources under the jurisdiction of these countries are exploited in a sustainable manner.
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ECDPM seeks your thoughts on the future of ACP-EU relations post-2020 (Version française ci-dessous)
At the end of June, ECDPM will host a high-level meeting to critically examine options for continued cooperation between the ACP and the EU once the current Cotonou Partnership Agreement expires in 2020.
In the run-up to the conference, we are inviting you to join this timely debate and seek your views and thoughts. In particular, we are looking for innovative and forward-looking ideas, relating to the design of options and scenarios for the future of ACP-EU relations and for possible new…
ACP Journalists in Brussels to cover ACP Council of Ministers Meeting
By: Joyce van Genderen-Naar
The 93rd Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers opened on 27 May 2011 in Brussels, Belgium, and finished late Saturday evening, 28 May 2011.
The ACP ministers spent two days discussing trade, political and social issues regarding the ACP Group, the EU and other stakeholders.
They prepared the Joint ACP-EU Council of Ministers which takes place on Tuesday 31 May 2011.
For the first time in ACP history journalists from ACP countries…
ACP Press Release - Monday 6 June 2011: In celebrating the 36th Anniversary of the ACP Day, Secretary-General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has challenged the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group to re-assess its place in the world as its key partner, the European Union, also undergoes changes.
Speaking at ACP House in Brussels during the occasion, Secretary-General Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas said: "I need not remind us that our world is changing with breathtaking rapidity. Globalisation imposes new competitive pressures on the economies of our member countries even as the rules-based WTO international trading regime no longer accommodates the privileged trading arrangements that we once enjoyed with Europe."
Dr. Chambas added: "We also face a new era of uncertainties. The New Europe,…
The European Investment Bank, the EU’s house bank, has been an active development partner of the ACP countries and OCTs since 1963 and 1968 respectively.
African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs) / Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Since 2003, the EIB operates in these regions under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement and the Overseas Association Decision. Financing under these frameworks is provided from EU Member States' budgets- the European Development Fund, alongside EIB own resources, which the Bank manages on a broadly self-financing basis by borrowing on the capital markets.
Within these frameworks, the EIB is entrusted…
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 23, 2010 (IPS)
By Peter Richards
Roosevelt King, the Secretary General of the Barbados Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (BANCO), believes that Caribbean governments have dropped the ball when it comes to their commitment to support the initiatives of civil society.
He says their lack of commitment dates back to the Cotonou Agreement that was signed in 2000 and regarded as the framework for the European Union's relationship with the 79 countries of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions.
Africa: 25 June 2010
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will organise the 11th Regional Seminar of ACP-EU Economic and Social Interest Groups in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 7-9 July 2010.
During the three day seminar, 12 EESC members will be joined by representatives of economic and social interest groups from the 16 countries of the East African Community (EAC) and of Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) to discuss the future of the EU-Africa Strategic Partnership, the 2010 Revision of the Cotonou…
ACP Secretariat: 22nd June 2010
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group with its principal development partner, the European Union, today signed the second five-yearly review of the Cotonou Agreement in a historic event in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
After more than a year of negotiations with the EU, both parties signed the revised agreement in a colourful event - witnessed by ministers, ambassadors and officials from the ACP and the EU countries at the close of the 35th Session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers.
Reuters - 2010-06-18
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday Africa should be represented on the U.N. Security Council, promising to back reforms when France takes the helm of the G8 and G20 groups of big economies next year. Speaking at the launch of the 25th Africa-France summit, he said it was time for the world to make a place for Africa on the global stage to discuss international crises and reforms. African nations have asked for two rotating permanent seats since 2005, given the continent has about…
ACP Secretariat Press Release 17-06-2010: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Ministerial preparatory meetings started today 17th June 2010 as a prelude to the 91st Session of the ACP Council of Ministers which starts tomorrow (18 Friday) in the West African state of Burkina Faso.
Ministers and senior officials from the ACP states are arriving in Ouagadougou for the ACP meeting, which will be followed by the 35th Session of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers and the ensuing signing of the Second five-yearly revised Cotonou Agreement on Tuesday next week.
The Cotonou Agreement is the most comprehensive partnership agreement between developing countries and the EU. Since 2000, it has been the framework for the EU's relations with the 79 countries of the ACP Group. The first…