ACP African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

Brussels, Belgium


Organization/Company Profile

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries (currently 79: 48 African, 16 Caribbean and 15 Pacific), created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. All of the member states, except Cuba, are signatories of the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union. The ACP Group´s main objectives are:

  • sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy, which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order;
  • coordination of the activities of the ACP Group in the framework of the implementation of ACP-EC Partnership Agreements;
  • consolidation of unity and solidarity among ACP States, as well as understanding among their peoples ;
  • establishment and consolidation of peace and stability in a free and democratic society.

The Group was originally created with the aim of coordinating cooperation between its members and the European Union. Its main objective was to negotiate and implement, together, cooperation agreements with the European Community. Over the years, the Group extended its range of activities. Since then, cooperation among its members has gone beyond development cooperation with the European Union and covers a variety of fields spanning trade, economics, politics and culture, in diverse international fora such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.

Employment Opportunities

Vacancies are announced on the ACP Secretariat’s website. No detailed information on the application procedure is being provided. Interested candidates should contact the secretariat directly:

  • Secrétariat du Groupe des Etats d'Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique / Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
  • Avenue Georges Henri 451
  • B - 1200 Bruxelles - Brussels
  • Belgique - Belgium
  • email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Tel: +32 2 743 06 00
  • Fax: +32 2 735 55 73



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