As host nation, Papua New Guinea have developed priority areas/sectors for the 8th Heads of ACP Government and States Summit under the theme “ Repositioning the ACP-Group to the Challenges of the Sustainable Development”. These priorities include:
- Equitable and Sustainable Development for ACP people;
- Enhancing the Role of the ACP Group in Global Governance for Development; and
- Peace, Security and Stability as essential Elements for Sustainable Development. (This from perspective of the Pacific Island Countries includes Climate Change.
- PNG has contributed by adding Small and Medium Enterprises(SME) to these existing priorities which now makes it five priorities in total.
Papua New Guinea is the largest economy amongst the Pacific ACP states. On June 18, 2015 Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced that the country would host the 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in May 2016.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement preparations in Papua New Guinea for this important event have been ongoing. The venue for the 8th ACP is the National Convention Centre located in Port Moresby.
Papua New Guineans view this as a tremendous opportunity because of the great role that our country is playing to bring Africa and the Caribbean to the Pacific.
“REPOSITIONING THE ACP GROUP TO RESPOND TO THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH”