November 25, 2020

ILO to host major universal social protection conference

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GENEVA (ILO News) – The Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP2030) is to hold a high-level conference at the International Labour Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 February from 09.00 – 18.15. Social protection prevents poverty, reduces inequality and is the key to sustained, inclusive economic and social development. The ‘Together to Achieve […]

What’s at stake as EU, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, negotiate new accord

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By Vince Chadwick From devex BRUSSELS — After years of preparation and posturing, negotiations on the new relationship between the European Union and 79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific states are finally underway. The talks come as ACP-EU Partnership Agreement — signed in Cotonou in 2000, which has set the legal framework for trade, dialogue, and […]

European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for a modernised Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

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Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU’s relations with the 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). The […]

6,000 IS jihadists could return to Africa, AU warns

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By AFP From This  is MONEY.co.uk Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat. Smail Chergui, the AU’s commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would […]

Haiti, a Caribbean country, is joining the African Union

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By Jason Margolis From PRI Yep, Haiti — in the Caribbean — will become part of Africa. It will be the first non-African country to join the AU bloc. Culturally, though, a lot of people feel like the two are already joined. “Haiti always calls itself … a little piece of Africa in the Caribbean, […]