OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (OACPS-EU JPA)

Assemblée parlementaire paritaire OEACP-UE (APP OEACP-UE)

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Main Website: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/acp/en/home

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1984-12-08 Lomé Togo


Established 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 - Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) - 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. T-AA4718 - Samoa Agreement replaced Cotonour Agreement, Nov 2023.


Provide a forum for regular and structured dialogue between designated members of the European Parliament and representatives from each OACPS 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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Plenary Session (once a year), alternately in an OACPS country and in an EU country; Bureau meetings to prepare plenary meetings. Regional joint assemblies: Africa-EU Parliamentary Assembly; Caribbean-EU Parliamentary Assembly; Pacific-EU Parliamentary Assembly.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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