Photographer: Christian Lambiotte
The Cotonou Agreement
On 23 June 2000 in Cotonou, Benin, the European Community and its Member States signed a new twenty-year partnership agreement with 77 ACP states (Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific). The aim of the Cotonou Agreement is to reduce poverty and is based on political dialogue, development aid and strengthened economic and commercial co-operation.
Poul Nielson, Cimmissioner for development and humanitarian aid
Jean Robert Goulongana, Secretary general of the ACP Group
Papua New Guinea : training for sustainable management of tropical forests
Papua New Guinea : transport of containers for drinking water
Burkina Faso : " Naan " women's group : training in techniques for producing sun dried ...
Benin : children
Ghana : Takoradi harbour : loading cocoa
Benin : construction of a new school
Ghana : borehole microproject
Burkina Faso : selling bananas