THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN,
CARIBBEAN
AND PACIFIC STATES

Comprised of 79 Member States from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) strives to achieve the sustainable development of its Members and their progressive integration into the world economy.

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    About us

    The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), evolved from the ACP Group, founded via the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It comprises 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States. The main goals of the OACPS centre around the sustainable development of its Members and their gradual integration into the global economy with the ultimate objective of reducing and eventually eradicating poverty; coordination of OACPS activities in the framework of the implementation of the existing Partnership Agreement with the European Union; consolidation of unity and solidarity among Members of the OACPS; the promotion of multilateralism; the establishment and strengthening of peace, security and stability in free and democratic societies; and the empowerment of Youth and Women.

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    Secretary-General

    H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti

    H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti was elected as the new Secretary-General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), formerly the ACP Group of States at the 110th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 December 2019. Secretary-General Chikoti has devoted the majority of his professional career to diplomacy and international relations.

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    Departments

     

    Department of Political Affairs and Human Development (PAHD)

    The Department of Political Affairs and Human Development (PAHD) manages the implementation of international partnerships in the areas of human development and monitors the political situation in its member states.

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    Department of Macroeconomics, Development Finance and Programming (MFDP)

    The Department of Macroeconomics, Development Finance and Programming (MFDP) coordinates the Secretariat’s activities in the areas of programming, financial and technical cooperation between OACPS and partners, including the EU.

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    Department of Environment and Climate Action (ECA)

    The Department of Environment and Climate Action (ECA) coordinates the Secretariat’s activities in the area of sustainable development, with a focus on food security and climate change.

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    Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade (SETT)

    The Department of Structural Economic Development and Trade (SETT) coordinates the Secretariat’s activities in the areas of sustainable economic development, with a focus on trade and trade-related issues such as commodities and value chain development, customs cooperation, market access and WTO negotiations.

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    Department of Administration, Finance and Human Resources (AFHR)

    The Department of Administration, Finance and Human Resources (AFHR) manages the administrative, financial and human resource functions of the OACPS Secretariat.

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