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ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly


Friday, 25 March 2005

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

The Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA)will take place in Bamako (Mali), from 16 to 21 April 2005. The Assembly will consider the reports of its Standing Committees on:
- Progress made in achieving universal primary education and gender equality in the ACP countries in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
- Budgetisation of the European Development Fund
- Post-conflict rehabilitation in the ACP countries
Urgent topics with resolution will cover the situation in Sudan and in the African Great Lakes Region. A debate on the consequences of the tsunami for the ACP countries will also take place.
In addition to the statements of the Commission and of the Council, the Question Time and the debates with these two institutions, the Assembly will also hold a debate on the progress of the negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements with Mr Peter Mandelson, Member of the Commission in charge of trade. Within the framework of the debate on the report of the Committee on Social Affairs and the Environment and in view of the adoption of a Bamako Declaration on the Millennium Development Goals, the Assembly will also listen to Mrs Evelyne Herfkens, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Campaign.
Attached details on the 3 standing committees and report of previous sessions.
- Committee on Political Affairs
- Committee on Economic Development, Finance and Trade
- Committe on Social Affairs and the Environment

To learn more about the JPA see weblog under ACP-EU institutions.