The GDSA Secretariat attends the meeting of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

May 2016 (Papua New Guinea): The Executive Secretary of the GDSA attended the meeting of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The meeting was a convening of leaders from 79 countries across the ACP.

Discussions took place around key international developments, including Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as issues of climate change. Under the theme ‘Repositioning the ACP Group to address the challenges of Sustainable Development’, leaders focused on three main areas, including: Equitable and sustainable development for ACP peoples; Enhancing the role of the ACP Group in global governance for development; and Peace, security and political stability as a prerequisite for development. An important outcome of the meetings were the acknowledgement by the ACP of the importance of natural capital valuation, accounting, and analyses.