The 4th Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture

December '17

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The group's main objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world's economy.

The 4th meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture was held in Brussels on 9-10 November 2017. The meeting has focused on 4 main areas:

- Culture as an engine for economic growth and employment

- Culture in intra-ACP cooperation

- ACP-EU relations post 2020 and how to achieve a better integration of culture in all strategies and policies to have a leveraging effect on sustainable development

- Global initiatives for women and young people as entrepreneurs in ACP cultural cooperation programmes

You canfind the final statements that have been made in the declaration of ACP Ministers of Culture meeting from the link.