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Tuesday, 24 April 2018
This is a very interesting summary of the main issue son GMO's from an EU perspective. This is an updated version of 14/02/2005.
The European Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie (AIF) with the support of the ACP Secretariat have concluded a joint initiative on the Trade Policy Formulation, Negotiations and Implementation (Hub and Spoke) Project to address the trade capacity challenges faced by ACP member countries. An information meeting was held at the ACP House last Friday 11th February 2005.The 4 year project will focus on capacity building for ministries and organisations responsible for trade policy formulation and negotiations; strengthening national and regional institutions; provision of technical advice on trade issues.
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As approved at the last ACP Council of Ministers held in Brussels from 29 November to 2nd December 2004, Timor Leste is the 79th ACP country.
H. E. M. Antonio AMORIM DIAS is the Ambassador to the EU and to the Begian authorities. For more information on this country, consult the government website.
Monday, 14 February 2005
The European Union supports the international efforts for more and better research to combat health-related poverty and communicable diseases, in particular malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, but also funding research targeting increasingly drug-resistant viruses, such as hepatitis B and C. The EU helped set up the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Platform (EDCTP). Funded by the Commission and comprising 14 EU Member States plus Norway, the platform supports “development of new clinical interventions to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in developing countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, and to improve generally the quality of research in relation to these diseases”.
CTA has done some work with FAO and other partners on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the agricultural sector and in rural communities in ACP countries. See link to CTA's website.

Thursday, 10 February 2005
The ACP Ministers of Environment, meeting for the 1st time at ACP House, Brussels on 10th December 2004, identifed a number of priority actions on (i)management of natural resources; (ii) desertifictaion and drought; (iii)multilateral environment agreements; (iv) water and sanitation;(v) energy and (vi) cross-cutting issues. See attached Brussels declaration and Framework for action on the environment for sustainable development in ACP States.
CTA contributed to the meeting by a background paper on the main environmental challenges for ACP countries.