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Summary of Treaty


GENERAL DATA
Official Title Agreement amending the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 - Final Act
Type of Agreement Multilateral
Place of Signature Brussels
Date of Signature 22/12/2005
Date of Entry Into Force 01/07/2008
Duration Definite
Objective of Agreement To amend the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 to enhance the effectiveness and quality of the ACP-EU partnership.
Remarks The Cotonou Agreement is a global and exemplary Agreement, introducing radical changes and ambitious objectives while preserving the 'acquis' of 25 years of ACP-EU cooperation. It is based on five interdependent pillars with the underlying objective of the fight against poverty: an enhanced political dimension, increased participation, a more strategic approach to cooperation focusing on poverty reduction, new economic and trade partnerships and improved financial cooperation.

The Cotonou Agreement provides for a revision clause which foresees that the Agreement is adapted every five years. In accordance with this clause, negotiations to revise the Agreement were launched in May 2004 and concluded on 23rd February 2005, subject matter of this agreement.

The overriding objective of revision process was to enhance the effectiveness and quality of the ACP-EU partnership. By this amendment ICC, WMD and non proliferation clauses were inserted.

The revised agreement, whose amendments cover a broad range of issues relating to the political dimension, development strategies, the investment facility and implementing and management procedures, represents an improvement of relations between the ACP States and the Community and its Member States, while maintaining the Cotonou Agreement acquis.
Relation and Association with Other Agreements -Partnership agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 - Protocols - Final Act - Declarations
-Agreement amending for the second time the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, as first amended in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005
OJ Reference L 209, 11/08/2005, p. 27
Nature of Agreement Partnership Agreement
Depositary Council of the European Union
Contracting Parties European Community, ACP countries, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Timor, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Subject Matters Development
Clause(s)
Counter terrorism Article B.5 Amendment
Human rights - Suspension Article B.16 Agreement
ICC Article B.4 Amendment
WDM weapons of mass destruction Article B.5 Amendment
Management see Cotonou agreement
EU PARTICIPATION
Date of Signature 25/06/2005
Conclusion Decision Council Decision of 21 June 2005 concerning the signing, on behalf of the European Community,of the Agreement amending the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000; OJ L209 of 11/08/2005, p.26
Date of Entry Into Force 01/07/2008
Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EC: Article 310
General Comments Cotonou Agreement ; Association Agreement ; Framework Agreement ; Comprehensive Agreement ; ACP



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