Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)

Today the EU, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a €40 million, five-year programme to boost the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. FISH4ACP is an innovative EU-funded programme, devised with the ACP, to be implemented by FAO. It will invest in value chains to stimulate inclusive growth, bolster food security and minimise impacts on the marine environment.
European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Qu Dongyu, today signed a new agreement which will see the EU provide an additional €9 million to support the UN agency’s work in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Meeting in New York today in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the chief negotiators Commissioner Mimica and Togolese Minister Robert Dussey further specified the economic framework of future relations between African, Caribbean and Pacific countries with the European Union after 2020.
WE the Africa Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU), taking into consideration our ACP-EU Partnership Agreement: REAFFIRM that the 2030 Agenda is an ambitious and transformative plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development in its economic, social and environmental dimensions providing a pathway towards a more sustainable future.
The project Strengthening Public Finance Management (PFM) and Governance in the Pacific defines the first specific objective Transparent and Effective Policies and PFM, Data and Statistics under the third priority area of the Pacific Regional Indicative Programme 2014-2020 Inclusive and Accountable Governance. The implementation of the regional programme is being overseen by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), which is the Duly Mandated Regional Organisation (DMRO) for the resources of the European Development Fund (EDF) in the region.
The overall objective is to contribute to the effective implementation of the EU's development cooperation within the Pacific ACP region in in line with the Pacific Leaders' vision for a region of peace, harmony, security, social inclusion and prosperity so that all Pacific people can lead free, healthy and productive lives.
The Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors.
Poorly managed waste and pollution has a the detrimental effect on sustainable development in the 15 Pacific ACP (PACP) countries. It is taking its toll on the health of Pacific communities, degrading natural ecosystems, threatening food security, impeding resilience to climate change and adversely impacting on social and economic development.
This programme's main objective is to improve the economic, social and environmental benefits of 15 Pacific ACP states. This will be achieved by strengthening the regional economic integration and the sustainable management of natural resources. The specific outcome of the programme is to achieve food security and economic growth, while addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity.
The European Union – North Pacific – Readiness for El Niño (RENI) project’s overall objective is to enhance the resilience of the people of Palau to the shocks and insecurities resulting from extreme El Niño events. The specific objective is to strengthen the implementation of a sustainable, multi sectoral, multi stakeholder approach to readiness for future El Niño events.

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