ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Assemblée parlementaire paritaire ACP-UE

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URL: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/intcoop/acp/

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Founded

1984-12-08 Lomé Togo

History

Established 8 Dec 1984, Lomé (Togo), on signature of T-XT8412 - Third ACP-EEC Convention (Lomé III), as ACP-EC Joint Assembly – Assemblée paritaire ACP-CE, taking over the tasks of ACP-EEC Consultative Assembly – Assemblée consultative ACP-CE, set up 31 Oct 1979, on signature of T-XT7979 - Second ACP-EEC Convention (Lomé II) by representatives of the H-XD0665 - European Community and the then 58 African, Caribbean and Pacific States - F-XF0671 - African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) - and of ACP-EEC Joint Committee – Comité paritaire ACP-CEE, which comprised directly elected members of F-XF0667 - European Parliament (EP). Current treaty: T-XT8967 - Fourth ACP-EEC Convention (Lomé IV), signed 15 Dec 1989, amended 4 Nov 1995. T-XT0080 - ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (Cotonou agreement), signed 23 Jun 2000, Cotonou (Benin), and replacing the Lomé conventions.

The Assembly has also been referred to as ACP-EC Joint Assembly – Assemblée paritaire ACP-CE or, more fully, Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Community and its Member States – Assemblée parlementaire paritaire de l'accord de partenariat entre les membres du groupe des états d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique et la Communauté Européenne et ses états membres. The Assembly is currently also referred to as ACP-EU Joint Assembly – Assemblée paritaire ACP-UE and as ACP-EC Joint Council.

Aims

Provide a forum for regular and structured dialogue between designated members of the European Parliament and representatives from each ACP state in order to strengthen multilateral cooperation in terms of trade and development policy; provide information and policy input in ACP/EC decision-making.

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Structure

Plenary Session (twice a year), alternately in an ACP country and in an EU country; Bureau meets several times a year. Standing Committees (3): Political Affairs; Economic Development, Finance and Trade; Social Affairs and the Environment.

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Subjects *

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XE9068

Last News

2019

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