Law On Consent To The Agreement Amending, For The Second Time, The Partnership Agreement Between The Members Of The Group Of African, The Caribbean And Pacific States, On The One Hand, And The European Community And Its Member States, On The Other Hand...

Original Language Title: Loi portant assentiment à l'Accord modifiant, pour la deuxième fois, l'Accord de partenariat entre les Membres du Groupe des Etats d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique, d'une part, et la Communauté européenne et ses Etats membres, d'autre part, signé à

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Posted the: 2014-02-26 Numac: 2014015002 FEDERAL Foreign Affairs, external trade and development COOPERATION PUBLIC SERVICE March 29, 2012. -Law concerning consent to the agreement amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific, on the one hand, and the community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended a first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, and the final act, opened for signature in Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and Brussels from July 1 to October 31, 2010) 1) (2) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2. the agreement amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific, on the one hand, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended a first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, and the final act, opened for signature at Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and in Brussels from July 1 to October 31, 2010 , will release their full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given in Brussels on 29 March 2012.
ALBERT by the King: the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, international trade and European Affairs, D. REYNDERS the Minister of Cooperation for development, P. MAGNETTE sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Ms. A. TURTELBOOM _ Notes (1) Session 2011-2012.
Senate.
Documents: Bill filed November 10, 2011, no. 5 - 1314/1.
Report on behalf of the Committee, no. 5-1314/2.
Parliamentary Annals: Discussion, meeting of January 26, 2012.
Vote, meeting of January 26, 2012.
House of representatives.
Documents: Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 53-2023/1.
Report on behalf of the Committee, no. 53-2023/2.
Text adopted in plenary meeting and submitted to the Royal assent, no 53-2023/3.
Parliamentary Annals: Discussion, meeting of March 1, 2012.
Vote, meeting of March 1, 2012.
((2) see Decree of the Flemish community / the Flemish Region by July 1, 2011 (Moniteur belge of 26 July 2011)-Decree of the French community of 19 April 2012 (Moniteur belge of 21 June 2012), Decree of the German-speaking community of March 19, 2012) (Moniteur belge of April 18, 2012 - Ed 1), Decree of the Walloon Region from April 26, 2012 (Moniteur belge of 22 may 2012) , Order of the Region of Brussels - capital of July 23, 2012 (Moniteur belge of 28 August 2012), order of the Joint Community Commission of November 29, 2012 (Moniteur belge of 18 December 2012 - ed. 2).

Agreement amending the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific, for the second time, on the one hand and the European Community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended a first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 his Majesty the King of the BELGIANS, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Bulgaria THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF DENMARK, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA, THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF SPAIN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA , THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, HIS HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY, THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE PORTUGUESE REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA , PRESIDENT of the Republic of Slovak, the President of the Republic of Finland, the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden, her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, (contracting parties to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as 'the Member States'), and the European UNION, hereinafter referred to as 'the Union' or 'the EU', on the one hand , and the PRESIDENT of the Republic of ANGOLA, her Majesty the Queen of ANTIGUA and BARBUDA, head of State of the COMMONWEALTH of the BAHAMAS, the head of State of Barbados, her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BENIN, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BOTSWANA, the PRESIDENT of BURKINA FASO, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BURUNDI, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Cameroon PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION OF THE COMOROS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLANDS COOK, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA , THE PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ERITREA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC AND FEDERAL OF ETHIOPIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE FIJI ISLANDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE GABONESE REPUBLIC, THE PRESIDENT AND THE HEAD OF STATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF GAMBIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF GRENADA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA , THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA-BISSAU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC COOPÉRATIVE DE GUYANA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI, THE HEAD OF STATE OF JAMAICA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE KINGDOM OF LESOTHO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MADAGASCAR , THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALI, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ISLAMIC OF MAURITANIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATES OF MICRONESIA FEDERATED, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU , THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NIGER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THE GOVERNMENT OF NIUE, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE STATE INDEPENDENT FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT LUCIA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES THE HEAD OF STATE OF THE STATE INDEPENDENT OF SAMOA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC OF SAO TOME AND PRINCIPLE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME , HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC UNITED OF TANZANIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF TONGA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF TUVALU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA , The Government of the Republic of VANUATU, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Zambia, the Government of the Republic of ZIMBABWE, whose States are hereinafter referred to as «ACP States», on the other hand, having regard to the Treaty on the functioning of the Union European, on the one hand, and the Georgetown Agreement establishing the Group of African States, the Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), on the other hand;
Having regard to the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific, of one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended for the first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the "Cotonou Agreement");
WHEREAS article 95, paragraph 1, of the Cotonou Agreement fixed the duration of the agreement to twenty years from March 1, 2000;
WHEREAS the agreement amending the Cotonou Agreement for the first time was signed in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005 and came into force July 1, 2008;
HAVE decided to sign the agreement amending the agreement of Cotonou for the second time and have designated as their Plenipotentiaries: for his Majesty the King of the BELGIANS, Adrien THEATRE Ambassadeur in Burkina Faso for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Bulgaria, Milen LIOUTSKANOV Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to the PRESIDENT of the Czech Republic, Miloslav MACHALEK Ambassador to Burkina Faso for her Majesty the Queen of Denmark Ulla NAESBY Tan Chargé d'affaires a.i. to Burkina Faso for the PRESIDENT of the Federal Republic of Germany Ulrich HOCHSCHILD Ambassadeur in Burkina Faso for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Estonia, Raul MALK Ambassador, permanent representative to the European Union to the President of Ireland, Kyle O'SULLIVAN Ambassador to the Nigeria for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Greece, Theodoros N. SOTIROPOULOS Ambassador, permanent representative to the European Union For his Majesty the King of Spain, Soraya RODRIGUEZ RAMOS Secretary of State for international cooperation to the PRESIDENT of the Republic French, François GOLDBLATT Ambassadeur in Burkina Faso

FOR the PRESIDENT of the Italian Republic, Giancarlo IZZO Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Liberia, the Niger and Sierra Leone for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Cyprus, Charalambos HADJISAVVAS Ambassador to Libya for the President of the Republic of Latvia, Normunds POPENS Ambassador, permanent representative to the Union European for the President of the Republic of Lithuania Rytis MARTIKONIS Ambassador, permanent representative to the European Union for his Royal Highness the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, Christian BRAUN Ambassadeur, permanent representative to the European Union to the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Hungary, Gàbor IVAN Ambassadeur, permanent representative to the European Union for the PRESIDENT of Malta, Joseph CASSAR Ambassadeur in Portugal for her Majesty the Queen of Netherlands, Gerard DUIJFJES Ambassador to Burkina Faso for the PRESIDENT FEDERAL of the Republic of Austria Gerhard DOUJAK Ambassador to Senegal for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Poland, Jan TOMBINSKI Ambassador, permanent representative to the European Union to the PRESIDENT of the Portuguese Republic, Maria Inés DE CARVALHO ROSA Vice-President of the Portuguese Institute of development (IPAD) for the PRESIDENT of Romania, Mihnea MOTOC Ambassador permanent representative to the Union European for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Slovenia Igor SENEAR Ambassador, permanent representative to the European Union to the PRESIDENT of the Slovak Republic Ivan KOREOK Ambassadeur, permanent representative to the European Union to the President of the Republic of Finland, Claus-Jerker LINDROOS Advisor for the Government of Kingdom of Sweden, Klas MARKENSTEN Director for Burkina Faso at the Swedish Agency for international cooperation development (SIDA) for her Majesty the Queen of United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland Nicolas WESTCOTT High Commissioner in Accra for the European UNION, Soraya RODRIGUEZ RAMOS Secretary of State for international cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain, Chairman-in-office of the Council of the EU Andris PIEBALGS member of the European Commission responsible for development for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of ANGOLA, Ana AFONSO DIAS LOURENÇO Minister of planning for her Majesty the Queen of ANTIGUA and BARBUDA , Carl B.W. ROBERTS High Commissioner for the head of State of the COMMONWEALTH of the BAHAMAS, Paul FARQUHARSON High Commissioner for the head of State of Barbados, Maxine McCLEAN, Minister of Foreign Affairs and international trade for her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE, Audrey Joy GRANT Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BENIN, Christine A. I. Nougbode OUINSAVI, Minister of trade for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BOTSWANA Phandu Tombola Chaha SKELEMANI Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation to the PRESIDENT of BURKINA FASO, Lucien Marie Noël BATAGALLA Minister of economy and finance for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BURUNDI, Joseph NDAYIKEZA Chef de cabinet the Ministry of finance for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Cameroon, Luc Magloire MBARGA ATANGANA Minister of trade for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Cape Verde Maria de Jesus Veiga Miranda MASCARENHAS Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic Central African, Abel SABONO Chargé d'affaires for the PRESIDENT of the UNION of Comoros, Sultan CHOUZOUR Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Democratic Republic of CONGO, Joash MBITSO NGEDZA Deputy Minister of finance for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of the CONGO, Pierre MOUSSA, Minister of State, Coordinator of the economic hub, Minister of economy the plan, the planning and integration for the Government of the COOK Islands Wilkie RASMUSSEN Minister of finance and economic management for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Jean-Marie KACOU GERVAIS Ministre of Foreign Affairs and African integration for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of DJIBOUTI Mohamed MOUSSA CHEHEM Ambassador for the Government of COMMONWEALTH of the DOMINICA Shirley SKERRITT-ANDREW Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Dominican Republic, Domingo Jiménez Secretary of State and national authorising officer of the EDF for the PRESIDENT of the State of Eritrea, Girma Asmerom TESFAY Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Democratic Republic and Federal of Ethiopia, Ahmed SHIDE Minister of State for finance and for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Fiji Islands economic development, Peceli Vuniwaqa VOCEA Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the GABONESE Republic Paul BUNDUKU-LATHA Minister delegate to the Minister of economy, trade, industry and tourism for the PRESIDENT and the head of State of the Republic of the Gambia, Mamour A. JAGNE Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of GHANA, Kwabena DUFFUOR Minister of finance and economic planning for her Majesty the Queen of Grenada, Stephen FLETCHER Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Guinea Bakary FOFANA Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and African integration of la francophonie for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of GUINEA-BISSAU, Adelino MANO QUETA Minister of Foreign Affairs to the PRESIDENT of the Republic COOPERATIVE of GUYANA, Carolyn RODRIGUES-BIRKETT Minister of Foreign Affairs to the PRESIDENT of the Republic of HAITI, Price PADY national authorising officer of the EDF for the Chief of State of the Jamaica Marcia Yvette GILBERT - ROBERTS Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of KENYA, Wycliffe AMBETSA OPARANYA, Minister of State, Minister of planning, national development and vision 2030 for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of KIRIBATI Karl KOCH Consul honorary for his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of LESOTHO, he A. TIHELI Ambassador for the President of the Republic of LIBERIA Comfort SWENGBE Chargé d'affaires for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of MADAGASCAR, Farhad Ahmad RAZAFITRIMO Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the PRESIDENT of the Republic of MALAWI, Brave Rona NDISALE Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of MALI, Moctar OUANE Minister of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation to the Government of the Republic of the MARSHALL Islands Fabian S. Katherine Director of the Office of Statistics, Budget, Overseas Development, and Compact Management (Office of statistics, budget, overseas development and the management of the Compact of free association), States Federated Micronesia for the PRESIDENT of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Abdellahi Ould OUDA Minister of industry and mines for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Mauritius Arvin BOOLELL Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Government of Federated States of Micronesia, Fabian S. Katherine Director of the Office of Statistics, Budget, Overseas Development, and Compact Management (Office of statistics, budget, overseas development and the management of the Compact of free association), States Federated Micronesia for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of MOZAMBIQUE, Henrique BANZE Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and cooperation for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Namibia Hanno Burkhard RUMPF Ambassador for the Government of the Republic of NAURU, Karl KOCH Honorary Consul for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of NIGER Mamane ANNOU MALAM Minister of economy and finance for the PRESIDENT of the Republic Federal of NIGERIA Sylvester MONYE the Executive Secretary of the national planning commission for the Government of NIUE, Fabian S. Katherine Director of the Office of Statistics Budget, Overseas Development, and Compact Management (Office of statistics, budget, overseas development and the management of the Compact of free association), the Federated States of Micronesia for the Government of the Republic of PALAU, Faustina REHUHER-MARUGG Minister of Community Affairs and cultural for her Majesty the Queen of the State independent of Papua New Guinea, Peter Pulkiye MAGINDE Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of RWANDA Gérard Godfrey Ambassador for SA Majesty the Queen of SAINT KITTS-and-NEVIS, Shirley SKERRITT - ANDREW Ambassador for her Majesty the Queen of Saint - Lucia, Shirley SKERRITT - ANDREW Ambassador for her Majesty the Queen of SAINT VINCENT and the GRENADINES, Shirley SKERRITT-ANDREW Ambassador for the head of State of the State independent of SAMOA, Hans Joachim KEIL Minister associate of the commerce, industry and labour for the PRESIDENT of the Republic Democratic of SAO TOME and PRINCIPE , Carlos Gustavo DOS ANJOS Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of SENEGAL, Abdoulaye DIOP, Minister of State, Minister of economy and finance for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of SEYCHELLES, Vivianne FOCK TAVE Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of SIERRA LEONE, Richard KONTEH Deputy Minister of finance and economic development for her Majesty the Queen of the Solomon Steve WILLIAMS ABANA Minister of the plan and the coordination of assistance to the PRESIDENT of the Republic of South Africa, Maite NKOANA - MASHABANE, Minister of international relations and cooperation for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of SURINAME, Gerhard Otmar Hassan Ambassador to his Majesty the King of Kingdom of SWAZILAND Joel M. NHLEKO Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the United Republic of Tanzania , Simon Uforosia MLAY Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Chad, Abraham Awad SAKINE Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Democratic Republic of TIMOR - ORIENTAL, Zacarias Albano da COSTA Minister for Foreign Affairs to the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Togo, Dede ATEFEH EBRAHIMI Minister

to the president of the Republic, responsible for planning, development and management of the territory for his Majesty the King of TONGA, Sione Ngongo KIOA Ambassador for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Trinidad and TOBAGO, Margaret KING-ROUSSEAU Ambassador for her Majesty the Queen of TUVALU, Lotoala METIA Minister of finance, economic planning and industries for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Uganda , Fred Jocham OMACH Minister of State of finance for the Government of the Republic of VANUATU, Joe NATUMAN Minister for Foreign Affairs, external trade and telecommunications for the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Zambia Lwipa PUMA Vice-Minister of commerce, trade and industry for the Government of the Republic of ZIMBABWE, Michael v. Huynh Ngoc Thanh Vice-Minister of industry and trade which After having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows: sole ARTICLE in accordance with the procedure referred to in article 95 thereof, the Cotonou agreement is amended as follows: A. preamble 1. Eleventh recital beginning with 'Recalling the Libreville and Santo Domingo declarations... » is replaced by the following: "Recalling the statements of the successive summits of the heads of State and Government of the ACP States; ».
2. the twelfth recital, beginning with "whereas the objectives of the Millennium development...". ', is replaced by the following text: ' whereas the objectives of the Millennium for development, derived from the Millennium declaration adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2000, such as the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, as well as the objectives and development principles agreed at the United Nations conferences, provide a vision States and must underpin ACP - EU under this agreement cooperation; Recognizing the need for the EU and the ACP to combine their efforts to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Millennium development goals; ».
3. after the twelfth recital, beginning with "whereas the objectives of the Millennium development...". ", there shall be inserted the following new recital:"endorsing the goals for aid effectiveness set out in Rome, confirmed in Paris and in-depth in the Accra action plan; ».
4. the thirteenth recital, beginning by "paying attention to the commitments...". ', is replaced by the following text: "paying particular attention to the commitments and objectives agreed at the major United Nations conferences and other international conferences, and recognizing the need to continue the efforts to achieve the goals and implement the programmes of action that have been defined in these fora; ».
5. after the thirteenth recital, beginning with "paying attention to the commitments...". ", there shall be inserted the following new recital:" aware of the magnitude of environmental challenges posed by climate change globally, and deeply concerned about the situation of the most vulnerable populations living in developing countries, in particular in the least developed countries and the small ACP island States where livelihoods and sustainable development are threatened by climatic phenomena such as sea-level rise. coastal erosion, flooding, drought and desertification; ».
B. TEXT OF THE ARTICLES OF THE COTONOU AGREEMENT 1. Article 1 is amended as follows: a) the third subparagraph is replaced by the following: "these objectives, as well as the international commitments of the parties, including the Millennium development goals, inspire all development strategies and are addressed in an integrated approach taking simultaneously into account the components political, economic, social, cultural and environmental development.
The partnership offers a coherent support framework for development strategies defined by each ACP State. »;
(b) the fourth paragraph is replaced by the following text: "sustained economic growth, the development of the private sector, increasing employment and improving access to productive resources fit into this framework. The human respect for human rights and the satisfaction of basic needs, the promotion of social development and the conditions for an equitable distribution of the fruits of growth are promoted. Regional and sub-regional integration processes which facilitate the integration of the ACP countries into the world economy in terms of trade and private investment are encouraged and supported. The development of the capacity of stakeholders in the development and improvement of the institutional framework necessary for social cohesion, to the functioning of a democratic society and a market economy as well as the emergence of a civil society active and organised are an integral part of this approach. The situation of women and equality between men and women are systematically taken into account in all areas, political, economic or social. The principles of sustainable management of natural resources and the environment, including climate change, are applied and integrated at every level of the partnership. ».
2. article 2 is replaced by the following: 'Article 2 fundamental principles ACP - EC cooperation, based on the rule of law and the existence of joint institutions, is guided by the plan of action on the aid effectiveness agreed at the international level concerning the ownership, alignment, harmonization, managing for development results and mutual accountability. It occurs on the basis of the following fundamental principles:-equality of the partners and ownership of the development strategies: for the realization of the objectives of the partnership, the ACP States shall determine, in all sovereignty, development strategies of their economies and their societies in the respect of the essential and fundamental elements described in article 9; the partnership encourages ownership of the development strategies by the countries and populations concerned;
development of the EU partners align their programmes on these strategies;
-participation: in addition to the State as a main partner, the partnership is open to ACP parliaments, local authorities of the ACP States and to different kinds of other actors, to promote the participation of all strata of society, the private sector and organizations of civil society in the political, economic and social life;
-the central role of dialogue, mutual commitments and responsibility: the commitments made by the parties in the framework of their dialogue are at the centre of the partnership and cooperation relations; parties work closely to identify and implement the necessary processes to alignment and harmonization on the part of donors, so as to ensure the ACP States a central role in these processes;
-differentiation and regionalisation: the modalities and priorities of cooperation vary depending on the level of development of the partner, its needs, its performance and its long-term development strategy. Special treatment is given to the least developed countries and account shall be taken of the vulnerability of landlocked and island countries. Particular importance is given to regional integration, including at the continental level. ».
3. article 4 is replaced by the following: 'Article 4 General approach the ACP States shall determine, in all sovereignty, the principles and development strategies, and models of their economies and their societies. They shall establish, with the community, the cooperation programmes provided for under this agreement. However, the parties recognise the complementary role and potential contribution of non-State actors, the parliaments of the ACP States and decentralized local authorities in the development process, including at the national and regional levels. For this purpose, in accordance with the conditions laid down in this agreement, non-State actors, the parliaments of the ACP States and the local authorities decentralized, as appropriate:-are kept informed and involved in consultation on policies and strategies of cooperation, on priorities for cooperation especially in areas that concern them or which directly affect as well as on the dialogue policy.
-receive assistance to capacity-building in critical areas in order to strengthen the capabilities of these actors, particularly in terms of organisation and representation, and the establishment of consultation mechanisms including channels of communication and dialogue, and to promote strategic alliances.
Non-State actors and local decentralised, as appropriate:-receive financial resources, under the conditions laid down in this agreement, to support local development processes;
-are involved in the implementation of projects and cooperation programmes in the areas that concern them or those in which they have a comparative advantage.
».
4. article 6 is amended as follows: a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following text: "(1. actors of cooperation include: has).

public authorities (local, regional and national), including the parliaments of the ACP States;
(b) regional ACP and the African Union organizations; in the context of this agreement, the notion of regional organization or regional level include subregional organizations or the subregional level;
c) non-State actors:-private sector;
-the economic and social partners, including trade union organisations;
-civil society in all its forms according to national characteristics. »;
(b) in paragraph 2, the words "non-governmental" are replaced by the words "non-State actors.
5. article 8 is replaced by the following: 'Article 8 Political Dialogue 1. The parties conduct, on a regular basis, a comprehensive political dialogue, balanced and in-depth leading to mutual commitments.
2. this dialogue is designed to exchange information, to foster mutual understanding and to facilitate the setting of priorities and common principles, in particular by recognising existing links between the different aspects knotted relations between the parties and between the various fields of cooperation provided for in this agreement. The dialogue shall facilitate consultations and strengthen cooperation between parties within international fora, and should promote and support an effective system of multilateralism. Dialogue is also designed to prevent situations in which a party could be necessary to resort to the consultation procedures provided for in articles 96 and 97.
3. the dialogue relates to all of the goals and objectives laid down in this agreement as well as all questions of common interest general or regional, including issues relating to regional or continental integration. Through dialogue, the parties contribute to peace, security and stability and the promotion of an environment stable and democratic policy. The dialogue covers cooperation strategies, including the action plan on the effectiveness of aid, as well as General and sectoral, including environmental policies climate change, equality between men and women, migration and issues related to cultural heritage. It will also cover the General and sectoral policies of the two parties that could affect the achievement of the objectives of the cooperation for development.
4. the dialogue focuses, inter alia, on specific political topics with a mutual interest or general in relation to the objectives set out in this agreement, particularly in areas such as the arms trade, excessive military expenditure, drugs, organized crime, child labour, or discrimination for any reason whatsoever: race colour of skin, sex, language, religion, political opinion or other, country of origin or social origin, property, birth or other status. It also includes a regular assessment of the developments with regard to respect for the rights of man, democratic principles and the rule of law, as well as the proper management of public affairs.
5. General policies to promote peace and to prevent, manage and resolve violent conflicts, are important in this dialogue, as well as the need to take fully into account the objective of peace and democratic stability in the definition of the priority areas of cooperation. In this context, the relevant ACP regional organisations and the African Union, if any, are fully involved in this dialogue.
6. the dialogue is conducted with all the necessary flexibility. It may, as appropriate, be formal or informal, take place in the institutional framework and outside it, including joint Parliamentary Assembly and the ACP group, in the form and at the most appropriate level, including at national, regional, continental or all-ACP.
7. the regional organizations as well as representatives of civil society organisations are associated with this dialogue, as well as, where appropriate, the ACP national parliaments.
8. where appropriate, and in order to prevent situations in which a party could be necessary to resort to the procedure of consultation provided for in article 96, dialogue on the essential elements shall be systematic and formalised in accordance with the rules laid down in annex VII. ».
6. article 9 is amended as follows: a) in paragraph 3, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following text: "the good management of public affairs, on which is based the ACP - EU partnership, inspires the policies domestic and international parties and constitutes a fundamental element of the agreement. The parties agree that the serious cases of corruption, active or passive, referred to in article 97 constitute a violation of that element. »;
(b) in paragraph 4, the following paragraph is added: "the principles underlying the essential and fundamental elements defined in this article apply equally to the ACP States, on the one hand, and the European Union and its Member States, on the other hand. ''
7. article 10 is amended as follows: has) to paragraph 1, the second indent is replaced by the following text: "-greater involvement of ACP national parliaments, decentralised local authorities and, as appropriate, of an active and organised civil society and the private sector."
(b) in paragraph 2, the words 'market economy' are replaced by the words "social market economy".
8. article 11 is replaced by the following: 'Article 11 policies in favour of peace, prevention and conflict resolution, response to situations of fragility 1. The parties recognize that without development or poverty reduction, there can be no peace nor durable security and that without peace and security, there can be no sustainable development. The parties shall implement an active, comprehensive and integrated policy of peace-building, prevention and resolution of conflicts and human security, and facing situations of fragility in the context of the partnership. This policy is based on the principle of ownership and focuses particularly on the development of national, regional and continental capacities, and on the prevention of violent conflicts at an early stage by acting directly on their root causes, including poverty, and by combining all available instruments in an appropriate manner.
The parties recognize the need to deal with the threats security, new or growing, organized crime, piracy and trafficking, including trafficking humans, drugs and weapons. The impact of global challenges such as the shock suffered by international financial markets, climate change and pandemics, must also be taken into account.
The parties underline the important role of regional organizations in the consolidation of peace, in the prevention and regulation of conflicts, as well as in the fight against new and increasing security threats, in particular the key role played in this area by the African Union in Africa.
2. the interdependence between security and development is taken into account in the activities in the field of the consolidation of peace, prevention and settlement of conflicts, which are based on a combination of approaches in the short and long term beyond the simple management of crisis.
Activities to deal with security, new or accented threats support, inter alia, enforcement of the law, including cooperation in the area of the border control through better security of the international supply chain and improvement of protection measures for air, sea and land transport.
Activities in the field of the consolidation of peace, prevention and the settlement of conflicts include a balance of political, economic, social and cultural opportunities available to all segments of society, to strengthen the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the management of public affairs, to establish effective mechanisms of peaceful reconciliation of interests of different groups to promote participation enables women to fill fractures between various segments of society and to encourage an active and organised civil society. In this regard, special attention is given to the establishment of mechanisms for early warning and peace-building to facilitate the prevention of conflicts.
3. these activities include, inter alia, support to the efforts of mediation, negotiation and reconciliation, regional management of scarce common natural resources, demobilization and social reintegration of ex-combatants, in efforts concerning the problem of child soldiers and violence against women and children. Relevant provisions are taken to limit military expenditure to a reasonable level and trade in arms, including through support to the promotion and the implementation of standards and codes of conduct, as well as to fight against activities likely to fuel conflicts.
3. emphasis is particularly placed on the fight against anti-personnel mines and other explosive remnants of war, the manufacture, transfer, circulation and accumulation

illicit small arms and light weapons, as well as their ammunition, including stocks and inadequately secured or poorly managed deposits and their uncontrolled dissemination.
The parties agree to coordinate, to respect and fully implement their respective obligations under relevant international instruments and conventions, and to this end, undertake to cooperate at national, regional and continental levels.
3. the parties also undertake to cooperate in the prevention of the activities of mercenaries in accordance with their obligations under all international instruments and conventions, as well as their laws and respective regulations.
4. in order to deal with situations of fragility with a strategic and effective approach, the parties shall exchange information and facilitate the adoption of preventive measures, combining consistently tools diplomatic, security and development cooperation.
They agree to the best ways to strengthen the capacity of States to play their central role and to infuse political greater willingness to undertake reforms, while respecting the principle of ownership. In situations of fragility, political dialogue is of particular importance and should therefore be intensified and strengthened.
5. in situations of violent conflict, the parties shall take all appropriate measures to prevent an intensification of violence, to limit its spread and to facilitate a peaceful settlement of existing disputes. Particular attention is given to ensure that the financial resources of the cooperation are used in accordance with the principles and objectives of the partnership, and to prevent misuse of the funds to the purposes warmongers.
6. in post-conflict situations, the parties shall take all appropriate measures to stabilize the situation during the transition period, so as to facilitate the return to a sustainable situation of violence, of stability and democracy. They provide the necessary links between emergency, rehabilitation and cooperation for development.
7. by promoting the strengthening of peace and international justice, the parties reaffirm their determination to:-share experiences concerning the adoption of legal amendments necessary to allow the ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and - crime international in accordance with international law, taking due account of the Rome Statute.
The parties shall endeavour to take measures to ratify and implement the Rome Statute and related instruments. ».
9. article 12 is replaced by the following: ' Article 12 consistency of Community policies and affect the application of this agreement the parties undertake to address the issue of coherence of policies at the service of development in a targeted manner, strategic and focused on partnership, including by strengthening the dialogue on issues relating to this area. ''
The Union recognizes that the policies of the Union other than those of development C may support the priorities of development of the ACP States in accordance with the objectives of this agreement. On this basis, the Union will strengthen the coherence of these policies to achieve goals.
Without prejudice to article 96, where the community intends to take a measure which might affect the interests of the ACP States, provided that the objectives of this agreement are concerned, within its competence, it shall notify the Group ACP in a timely manner. For this purpose, the Commission regularly informs the Secretariat of the ACP planned proposals and communicates simultaneously its proposal for measures of this kind. If necessary, a request for information may also be introduced on the initiative of the ACP States.
At the request of these consultations take place promptly so that it can take account of their concerns about the impact of these measures until a final decision is taken.
After these consultations, the ACP States and the ACP group can, in addition, communicate as soon as possible their concerns in writing to the community and make suggestions for amendments indicating how to respond to their concerns.
If the community does not respond the comments of the ACP States, will them be notified as soon as possible giving its reasons.
The ACP group receives in addition, if possible in advance, adequate information on the entry into force of these decisions. ».
10. article 14 is replaced by the following: ' Article 14 1 common institutions. '' The common institutions of the present agreement are the Council of Ministers, the Committee of ambassadors and the Parliamentary Assembly joint.
2. the common institutions and the institutions created in the context of economic partnership agreements must, without prejudice to the relevant provisions of existing or future economic partnership agreements, ensure coordination, coherence and complementarity, as well as effective and reciprocal of information flow. ».
11. the following article is inserted: 'Article 14 (a) meetings of the heads of State or Government the parties meet at the level of Heads of State or Government, by common accord and in an appropriate composition.'.
12. article 15 is amended as follows: a) to paragraph 1, the third subparagraph is replaced by the following text: "the Council of Ministers meets, in principle, once a year on the initiative of its president, and whenever it appears necessary, in a form and in a geographical composition appropriate to the themes to be treated. These meetings allow consultations high level on topics of specific interest to the parties, in addition to the work done by the Joint Ministerial Committee (article 38) and by the ACP - EC Committee of cooperation for the financing of development (article 83), which will feed into the regular annual meetings of the Council of Ministers. »;
(b) in paragraph 3, the second subparagraph is replaced by the following text: "it may take decisions that are binding on the parties, make resolutions, recommendations and opinions at its regular annual meeting or by written procedure. '' It's annual joint report to the Parliamentary Assembly on the implementation of this agreement.
It examines and takes into account the resolutions and recommendations adopted by the Joint Parliamentary Assembly. ».
13. article 17 is amended as follows: has) paragraph 2 is amended as follows: i) the third and fourth indents are replaced by the following text: "-examine questions relating to development and the ACP - EU partnership, including economic partnership agreements, other trade agreements, the European Fund of development and national and regional strategy documents. '' For this purpose the European Commission transmitted, for information, all documents of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly strategy;
-consider the annual report of the Council of Ministers concerning the implementation of this agreement, adopt resolutions and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers with a view to the achievement of the objectives set out in this agreement; »;
(ii) the following indent is added: '-promote institutional development and strengthening of the capacities of the national parliaments in accordance with article 33, paragraph 1, of this agreement. ";
(b) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. the Joint Parliamentary Assembly meets twice a year in plenary session, alternately in the European Union and in an ACP State. To strengthen regional integration and encourage cooperation between national parliaments, meetings between parliamentarians from the EU and ACP parliamentarians are organized at the regional level.
These regional meetings will be organized in accordance with the objectives set out in article 14, paragraph 2, of this agreement. ».
14. article 19, paragraph 2, is replaced by the following: '2. the cooperation refers to the conclusions of the conferences of the United Nations and the objectives and programmes of action agreed at the international level as well as their follow-up, as the basis of the principles of development. Cooperation also refers to the international goals of development cooperation and pays attention to the implementation of qualitative and quantitative progress indicators. The parties combine their efforts to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Millennium development goals. ».
15. article 20 is amended as follows: has) paragraph 1 is amended as follows: i) the introductory wording is replaced by the following: ' 1. the objectives of the ACP - EC development cooperation shall be pursued through integrated strategies that incorporate elements economic, social, cultural, environmental and institutional development that must be at the local level. '' Cooperation provides a coherent framework of support to the ACP countries development strategies, ensuring complementarity and interaction between the various components, in particular at the national and regional levels, and between these levels. In this context and in the context of development policies and reforms implemented by the ACP States, ACP cooperation strategies - this level national and, if appropriate,

"at the regional level, are aimed at:";
II) point a) is replaced by the following: ' a) achieve economic, rapid, sustained and job-creating growth, develop the sector private, increase employment and improve access to productive resources and economic activities;
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(iii) the following point is inserted: ' aa) promoting cooperation and regional integration; "
(b) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. with a view to their integration into all areas of cooperation, a systematic consideration of thematic issues or transverse following will be insured: the rights of man, equality between men and women, democracy, good governance, the preservation of the environment, climate change, communicable and non-communicable diseases. institutional development and capacity-building. These areas can also benefit from the support of the community. ».
16. article 21 is amended as follows: a) in the introductory wording of paragraph 1, 'private investment' shall be replaced by the word "investment";
((b) in paragraph 3, point c), a change is made in the English version without effect on the French version.
(c) paragraph 5 is replaced by the following text: "5. the support to investment and to the development of the private sector integrates actions and initiatives at macro, meso and micro levels, and aims to promote the search for innovative financing mechanisms, including the combination and the mobilization of private and public financing for development sources.";
(d) the following paragraph is added: "6. the cooperation supports investments in basic infrastructure carried out by the public sector with the aim of developing the private sector, economic growth and the eradication of poverty.".
(17 article 22, paragraph 1, point b), the introductory wording is replaced by the following text: "b) implementing structural policies designed to reinforce the role of the different actors, especially the private sector, and improving the environment to mobilize more domestic resources, increase the volume of business and promote investment and employment as well as for:
18. article 23 is replaced by the following text: "(Article 23 economic sector development cooperation supports the political and institutional reforms sustainable and the investments necessary for equitable access to economic activities and productive resources, particularly: a) the development of training systems that help increase productivity in the formal and informal sectors;
b) capital, credit and land, inter alia, with regard to the rights of property and exploitation;
(c) development of rural strategies aimed at establishing a framework for decentralized planning, allocation and management of resources, according to a participatory approach;
(d) the development of strategies to improve production and agricultural productivity in the ACP countries, including by providing the necessary funding for agricultural research, the provision of inputs and agricultural services, support rural infrastructures, as well as the reduction and risk management).
The assistance includes public and private investment in agriculture, the promotion of policies and strategies in this area, strengthening peasant organizations and the private sector, the management of natural resources, as well as the development and the functioning of agricultural markets. Agricultural production strategies support national and regional food security, as well as regional integration policies. In this context, cooperation supports the efforts of ACP countries to improve the competitiveness of their exports of commodities and to adapt their strategies to exports of basic products in the light of the changing commercial conditions;
(e) the sustainable development of water resources, on the basis of the principles of integrated management, ensuring a sustainable and equitable distribution of common resources between the different uses;
f) sustainable development of the aquaculture and fishing, as well as marine resources within the exclusive economic zones of the ACP States;
g) economic and technological infrastructure and services, including transportation, telecommunications, communications systems, and the development of the information society;
h) industrial, mining and energy sectors development competitive, encouraging participation and the development of the private sector;
(i) the trade development, including the promotion of fair trade);
(j) the development of the business sector, the financial and banking sector, and other services);
(k) the development of tourism);
l) the development of infrastructure and services scientific, technological and research, including the building, transfer and absorption of new technologies;
m) the strengthening of capacities in productive areas, especially in the public and private sectors;
n) the promotion of traditional knowledge; and o) the development and implementation of adaptation strategies specific to address the effects of the erosion of preferences, including possibly the activities mentioned in points) n) above. ».
19. the following article is added: 'Article 23a fishing recognizing the key role of fishing and aquaculture in the ACP countries, with regard to their positive contribution to the creation of jobs, income generation, food security and the preservation of livelihoods of the communities, rural and coastal, and thus to the reduction of poverty , cooperation aims to further develop the sectors of aquaculture and fishing in the ACP countries, to enhance sustainable economic and social benefits resulting there.
Programmes and cooperation activities favour including the definition and implementation of development and management plans strategies sustainable aquaculture and fisheries in ACP regions and countries; the integration of aquaculture and fishing in national and regional development strategies; the development of infrastructure and technical skills required by the ACP to take the maximum benefit of fisheries and aquaculture in a sustainable way; the strengthening of the capacity of the ACP countries so that they can cope with external challenges that limit their ability to take full advantage of their fishery resources; as well as the promotion and development of joint ventures able to generate investment in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the ACP countries. Any fisheries agreement that may be negotiated between the community and the ACP States must be consistent with development strategies in this area.
Consultation at high level, including at the ministerial level, may be incurred by mutual agreement, to develop, improve, and/or strengthening the ACP - EU development cooperation in the field of aquaculture and sustainable fisheries. ».
((20 article 25, paragraph 1, point a) and b) are replaced by the following text: ' a) enhance education and training at all levels, by working up a system of recognition of diplomas of higher education and of a mechanism for guaranteeing the quality of education, including education and training delivered online or through other non-conventional means. , and the strengthening of capacity and technical skills;
(b) improving health systems, in particular the equitable access to comprehensive care services of high quality and nutrition, eliminating hunger and malnutrition and ensure supply and sufficient food security, inter alia by strengthening safety nets; ».
21. article 27 is amended as follows: a) the title is replaced by the following text: "Culture and development";
(b) point c) is replaced by the following text: ' c) recognize, safeguard and enhance the cultural heritage, support the development of capacity in this sector; ";
(c) the following points are added: ' e) recognize and support the role of cultural stakeholders and cultural networks and enhance their contribution to sustainable development; and (f) promote the cultural dimension in education and the participation of the youth in cultural activities. ».
22. articles 28, 29 and 30 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 28 General approach 1. ACP - EU cooperation effectively contributes to the goals and priorities established by the ACP States in the context of cooperation and integration.
2. in accordance with the objectives set out in articles 1 and 20, General ACP - EU cooperation aims to: a) promote peace and stability, as well as the prevention and resolution of conflicts;
(b) advancing economic development and cooperation through the creation of larger markets, to the free movement of persons, goods, services, capital, labour and technologies between the ACP countries, to the accelerated diversification of the economies of the ACP States, to the promotion and expansion of trade between the ACP countries and with third countries , as well as the gradual integration of the ACP States into the world economy;
(c) promote the management of the challenges of sustainable development in a

transnational dimension through, inter alia, the coordination and harmonisation of regional and sub-regional cooperation policies.
3. in the conditions set out in article 58, the cooperation also supports both inter-regional and intra-ACP projects involving, for example: has) one or more ACP regional organizations, including at the continental level;
(b) countries and European territories of overseas territories (OCTs) and outermost regions;
(c) developing countries non-ACP.
Article 29 Cooperation ACP - EU in support of cooperation and regional integration 1. In the areas of stability, of peace and prevention of conflicts, cooperation aims to: a) promote and develop a regional political dialogue in areas concerning the prevention and resolution of conflicts, human rights and democratization, Exchange, networking and the promotion of mobility between the different actors of development , especially in civil society;
(b) promote initiatives and regional policies relating to security, including the control of weapons, drugs, organized crime, money-laundering actions, fraud and corruption.
2. in the field of regional economic integration, cooperation aims to: has) encourage the least developed countries (LDCs) of the ACP States to participate in the establishment of regional markets and benefit therefrom;
b) to implement policies of sectoral economic reform at the regional level;
(c) liberalise trade and payments;
(d) stimulate cross-border investments both foreign and domestic, and other regional economic integration initiatives;
(e) mitigate the effects of net transitional costs of regional integration on budget and balance of payments; and (f) strengthening infrastructure, including transportation and communication, as well as the safety aspects y related and services, including the development of potentialities at the regional level in the field of information and communication technologies.
3. in the field of regional sustainable development policies, cooperation aims to promote the priorities of the ACP regions in particular: has) the environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including water and energy, and the fight against climate change;
b) food security and agriculture;
c) health, education and training;
d) research and technological development; and e) regional initiatives for disaster preparedness and mitigation of their effects as well as reconstruction after disaster.
Article 30 capacity-building in support of cooperation and integration in order to make effective and efficient regional policy cooperation develops and strengthens capacities: has) of regional integration organisations created by the ACP States and those which are part of the ACP States, and institutions that promote cooperation and regional integration;
(b) Governments and parliaments in the field of regional integration; and (c) non-State actors, including the private sector. ».
23. the following article is added: ' Article 31 a HIV/AIDS cooperation contributes to the efforts of ACP States to develop and strengthen all of their policies and sectoral programmes to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic and prevent that it inhibits their development. '' It supports the efforts of the ACP States to increase and maintain universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support, and aims in particular: a) to promote the development and implementation of strategies and comprehensive multisectoral plans on HIV/AIDS as a priority in national and regional development plans;
(b) to involve all sectors of development in national strategies to combat HIV/AIDS and to ensure a broad mobilization of society at all levels;
c) to strengthen national health systems and to address the shortage of human resources in this sector, to ensure universal access to health services and to effectively integrate the prevention, treatment and support of HIV/AIDS with other health services;
d) to tackle the inequality between the sexes, violence and sexual abuse, which are vectors of the AIDS pandemic and to intensify efforts to safeguard the rights of women and girls; to develop programs and effective services concerning HIV/AIDS specifically for women and girls, including in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights relating thereto and to promote the full participation of women in planning and decision-making regarding strategies and programmes on HIV/AIDS;
(e) to develop a legal and policy framework conducive to remove the laws, policies and practices law enforcement, as well as stigma and discrimination, which violate human rights, exacerbate vulnerability to HIV/AIDS and prevent access to prevention, treatment, care and effective support, including drugs, products and services for people with HIV/AIDS and most vulnerable populations;
(f) to enhance access to a complete and proven AIDS prevention, taking into account the vectors of the epidemic at the local level and the specific needs of women, youth and the most vulnerable populations; and (g) to ensure reliable and universal access to treatment, including safe, of high quality and affordable medicines and health products, including as regards sexual and reproductive health.
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24. the following article is added: ' Article 32a climate change the parties acknowledge that climate change poses a major environmental challenge worldwide and a threat to the achievement of the Millennium development goals, which requires adequate, predictable and timely financial support. For these reasons and in accordance with the provisions of article 32, particularly paragraph 2, point (a)), cooperation: has) recognizes the vulnerability of the ACP States and, in particular, small island ACP States and low-lying to climatic phenomena such as coastal erosion, cyclones and flooding and displacement related to the environment and the aggravation of the problem of flooding drought, deforestation and desertification, affecting in particular the ACP States the less advanced and landlocked;
b) strengthens and supports the policies and programs that aim to mitigate the consequences of climate change and to adapt to the risks they represent, including through institutional development and capacity-building;
(c) strengthening the capacity of ACP States to develop the global carbon market and to participate;
(d) focuses on the following activities: i) taking account of climate change in development strategies and poverty reduction efforts;
(ii) strengthening the dimension political climate change in development cooperation, including through appropriate political dialogue;
(iii) the provision of assistance to ACP countries to enable them to adapt to climate change in relevant sectors such as agriculture, water management and infrastructure, including the transfer and adoption of technologies appropriate and healthy for the environment;
(iv) the promotion of disaster risk reduction, given that an increasing proportion of disasters are related to climate change;
v) the provision of financial and technical assistance to the mitigation measures taken by the ACP States which go in the direction of their reduction of poverty and sustainable development goals and contribute to the reduction of emissions to deforestation, degradation; forest and reduction of emissions in the agricultural sector
(vi) improving information and weather and climate forecasts and early warning systems); and (vii) the promotion of renewable energy sources and low carbon emission technologies that emphasize sustainable development. ».
(25A article 33, paragraph 3, point c) is replaced by the following text: 'c) improvement and strengthening of the management of public finances to develop economic activities in ACP countries and to increase their tax revenues, while fully respecting the sovereignty of the ACP States in this area.
These measures may include: i) the strengthening of capacities in the management of public finances, including the establishment of effective, efficient and sustainable tax systems;
II) promotion of the participation in the structures and mechanisms of international tax cooperation to facilitate the development and effective implementation of international standards;
III) support for the implementation by the ACP countries which have promised, tax principles of transparency and exchange of information; ».
26 article 34, paragraphs 2 to 4 are replaced by the following: "2. the ultimate goal of economic and trade cooperation is to enable the ACP States to participate fully in international trade. In this context, it is

particular account taken of the need for the ACP States to participate actively in multilateral trade negotiations. Taking into account the level of current development of ACP countries, economic and trade cooperation should enable them to meet the challenges of globalisation and to adapt gradually to the new conditions of international trade, thereby facilitating their transition to the liberalised global economy. In this context, should pay particular attention to the vulnerability of many ACP States resulting from their dependence on commodities or of a few key products, including agro-industrial products with added value, as well as to the erosion of preferences.
3A this effect, economic and commercial cooperation aims, through national and regional development strategies defined in title I, to strengthen the capacity of production, supply and marketing of the ACP countries, as well as their ability to attract investment. The cooperation also aims to create a new dynamic of exchanges between the parties, to strengthen policies of ACP countries in trade and investment, reduce their dependence on commodities, to promote more diversified economies and to improve their capacity to address all issues related to trade.
4. the economic and trade cooperation is implemented in full compliance with the provisions of the agreement establishing the world trade (WTO) Organization, including special and differential treatment, taking into account the mutual interests of the parties and their respective levels of development. It also aims to remedy the effects of the erosion of preferences, in full compliance with multilateral commitments.
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27 article 35, paragraphs 1 and 2 are replaced by the following text: ' 1. the trade and economic cooperation must be based on a real, strategic partnership and strengthened. '' It is, moreover, based on a comprehensive approach, based on the strong points and the results of the previous ACP - EC conventions.
2. the economic and trade cooperation is based on the initiatives of regional integration of the ACP States. Cooperation in support of cooperation and integration regional, as defined in title I, and economic and trade cooperation are mutually reinforcing. Economic and commercial cooperation covers, in particular, the constraints of supply and demand, including measures on infrastructure interconnectivity, economic diversification and development of trade as a means of enhancing the competitiveness of the ACP States. Appropriate importance is therefore given to the corresponding measures in ACP States and strategies of development of the regions, benefiting from community support, including through the provision of aid for trade. ».
28. articles 36 and 37 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 36 terms 1. In relation to the objectives and the principles outlined above, the parties agree to take all necessary measures to conclude new economic partnership agreements compatible with WTO rules, removing progressively barriers to trade between them and enhancing cooperation in all areas related to trade.
2. the instruments of development economic partnership agreements are designed to encourage a gradual, harmonious integration of all the ACP States into the world economy, including using up the potential of regional integration and South-South trade.
3. the parties agree that these new trade agreements will be introduced gradually.
Article 37 Procedures 1. During the negotiations of the economic partnership agreements, a capacity development is ensured, in accordance with the provisions of title I and article 35, in both public and private in the ACP countries, including measures to improve competitiveness, to strengthen regional organizations and to support regional trade integration initiatives, where appropriate assistance to budgetary adjustment and fiscal reform, as well as modernization and the development of infrastructure and the promotion of investment.
2. the parties will regularly examine the State of progress of the negotiations, as laid down in article 38.
3. negotiations of the economic partnership agreements will continue with ACP countries which consider themselves to do so, at the level they consider appropriate and in accordance with the procedures agreed by the ACP group, to support the process of regional integration within the ACP.
4. the negotiations of economic partnership agreements include the scheduling of the progressive removal of barriers to trade between the parties, in accordance with the rules of the WTO in this matter. With regard to the community, the liberalisation of trade relies on the acquis and will aim to improve the current access of ACP countries to the market, including through a review of the rules of origin. The negotiations take into account the level of development and the socio-economic impact of trade on ACP countries and their ability to adapt and adjust their economies to the liberalisation process.
Negotiations will therefore be as flexible that possible in what concerns the fixing of a period of transition of sufficient length, the final coverage of products, taking into account sensitive sectors, and the degree of asymmetry in terms of the tariff schedule, while remaining consistent with the rules of the WTO into force on this date.
5. the parties shall cooperate and work closely together in the WTO to defend the concluded trade regime, particularly with regard to the degree of flexibility available.
6. the parties discussed how to simplify and review the rules of origin, including cumulation provisions, that apply to their exports.
7. when certain ACP States have concluded an agreement of economic partnership, other non-ACP States part of a such agreement may apply to accede at any time.
8. in the framework of the ACP - EU cooperation in support of cooperation and regional integration ACP, such as provided in title I and in accordance with article 35, the parties pay particular attention to the needs emerging from the implementation of the economic partnership agreements.
The principles described in article 1 of annex IV of this Agreement shall apply.
To this end, the parties agree to use existing or new regional financing mechanisms for the delivery of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation resources and other additional resources. ».
29. the following article is inserted: 'Article 37 has other trade agreements 1. In the context of the current commercial guidelines focus on further liberalization of trade, the EU and the ACP States can participate in the negotiations and the implementation of agreements aimed at further liberalize multilateral and bilateral trade.
This process is likely to lead to an erosion of the preferences granted to the ACP States and jeopardise their competitive position on the market of the EU, as well as their development efforts that the EU is keen to support.
2. pursuant to the objectives of economic and trade cooperation, the EU strives to implement measures to address the possible negative impact of liberalization in order to maintain as long as possible a significant preferential access for ACP countries under the trading system multilateral and to ensure that any unavoidable reduction in preferences is spread out over a long period possible. ».
30. in article 38, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. the Ministerial Trade Committee discussion of trade issues which concern all the ACP States and, in particular, to ensure the regular monitoring of the negotiations and the implementation of the economic partnership agreements. He pays special attention to current multilateral trade negotiations and shall examine the impact of broader on ACP - EC trade liberalization initiatives and the development of ACP economies.
It shall report and submit appropriate recommendations to the Council of Ministers, including on all support measures, to improve the benefits of the ACP - EC trade agreements. ».
31. the following article is inserted: 'Article 38A Consultations 1. When new measures or measures provided for in the programmes of approximation of legislative and regulatory provisions that the community was arrested to facilitate trade could affect the interests of one or more ACP States, the Community shall, prior to their adoption, the Secretariat of the ACP group and the ACP States concerned.
2. in order to enable the community to take into account the interests of the ACP group, consultations are organized at the request, in accordance with the provisions of article 12 of this agreement, to achieve a satisfactory solution.
3. when existing Community provisions, adopted to facilitate trade, affect the interests of one or more ACP States or when these interests are affected by the interpretation, application or implementation of these regulations, consultations are organized in the application

the ACP States concerned, in accordance with the provisions of article 12, to achieve a satisfactory solution.
4. with a view to finding a satisfactory solution, the parties may also evoke within the Joint Ministerial Trade Committee, of other difficulties relating to the movement of goods resulting from measures taken or planned by the Member States.
5. the parties shall inform each other of such measures to ensure effective consultations.
6. the parties agree that the consultations and the provision of information in the institutions of an economic partnership agreement on topics covered by such agreements are in accordance with the provisions of this section and section 12 of this agreement, provided that the ACP States likely to be affected are all signatories of the agreement of economic partnership in which the consultations were held or the information has been sent. ».
32 article 41, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following text: "5. the community will support, through national development strategies and regional as defined in title Ier and in accordance with article 35, the efforts of ACP States to strengthen their capacity to provide services. Special attention will be given to services related to labour, business, distribution, finance, tourism, culture as well as construction and related engineering services to improve the competitiveness and thereby increasing the value and the volume of their trade in goods and services. ».
33 article 42, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following: '4. the community will support, through development strategies national and regional as defined in title Ier and in accordance with article 35, the efforts of ACP States to develop and promote maritime transportation, cost-efficient in the ACP States to increase participation of ACP operators in international shipping services.'.
34 article 43, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following text: "5. the parties also agree to intensify their cooperation in the sectors of information and communication and the information society technologies. This cooperation aims, through development strategies national and regional such as defined in title I, and in accordance with article 35, in particular, to ensure complementarity and a greater harmonisation of communication systems, at national, regional and international levels, and their adaptation to new technologies. ».
35 article 44, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. the community supports the efforts made by the ACP States, through national development strategies and regional as defined in title Ier and in accordance with article 35, to strengthen their capacity to handle all areas related to trade, including, where appropriate. by improving and supporting the institutional framework. ».
36 article 45, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. the parties agree also to strengthen cooperation in this field to formulate and support, with relevant national bodies in this area, competition policies effective gradually ensuring effective implementation of the rules on competition both by private companies and State enterprises. Cooperation in this area will include, through development strategies national and regional as defined in title I and article 35, assistance for the establishment of an appropriate legal framework and its administrative implementation, taking particularly into account the situation of the least developed ACP States. ».
37 article 46, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following: "6. the parties also agree to strengthen their cooperation in this field. On request, according to the agreed terms and through national development strategies and regional as defined in title Ier and in accordance with article 35, cooperation extend, inter alia, to the following areas: preparation of legislative and regulatory provisions to protect and enforce intellectual property rights, to prevent the abuse of such rights by their holders and the infringement of such rights by competitors create and strengthen national offices and regional and other organizations, including through the support of regional organizations on intellectual property rights, enforcement and the protection of rights, including the training of personnel. ».
38 article 47, paragraph 2, the introductory wording is replaced by the following: ' 2. cooperation in standardization and certification, through national development strategies and regional as defined in title Ier and pursuant to section 35, aims to promote compatible between the parties systems and includes:
39 article 48, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. the parties agree to strengthen their cooperation in this field, through strategies of national development and regional as defined in title I and under article 35, to develop the capacities of public and private sector ACP countries on the subject.".
40. article 49 is amended as follows: has) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. the parties reaffirm their commitment to promote the development of international trade to ensure management sustainable and healthy environment, in accordance with the conventions and international commitments in the area and taking due account of their respective levels of development." They agree that the requirements and needs of the ACP States should be taken into account in the design and implementation of environmental measures, including in the framework of the provisions of article 32A.";
(b) the following paragraph is added: "3. the parties agree that environmental measures should not be used for protectionist purposes.".
41 article 50, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: '3. the parties agree that labour standards should not be used for the purposes of protectionism.'.
42 article 51, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. cooperation will focus in particular, through development strategies national and regional such as defined in title I and under article 35, to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity in this area, creating systems for early warning and exchange of information on hazardous products. , ensure the exchange of information and experience concerning the establishment and the operation of systems of monitoring of products placed on the market and the safety of products, better inform consumers about prices and the characteristics of the products and services offered, encourage the development of independent consumer associations and contacts between representatives of consumer groups improving compatibility of consumer and systems policies, notify cases of application of the legislation, promote cooperation in dangerous or unfair trade practices investigations and apply, in trade between the parties, prohibitions of export of goods and services whose marketing has been banned in their country of production. ».
43 article 56, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. for the financing of development cooperation is implemented on the basis of the objectives, strategies and priorities of development arrested by the ACP States at levels national regional and intra-ACP. ''
Account shall be taken of geographical, social and cultural characteristics of these States, as well as their specific potential. Guided by the plan of action on the effectiveness of the agreed aid at the international level, cooperation is based on ownership, alignment, coordination and harmonization among donors, the management of the development results and mutual accountability. (In particular, cooperation: has) aims to promote local ownership at all levels of the development process;
(b) reflect a partnership based on mutual rights and obligations;
c) takes into account the importance of predictability and security of resource flows, carried out at highly concessional terms and on a regular basis;
(d) is flexible and adapted to the situation of each ACP State, as well as to the specific nature of the project or programme concerned; and e) ensures the efficiency, coordination and consistency of actions.
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((44. article 58 is amended as follows: a) in paragraph 1, point b) is replaced by the following text: "b) regional or inter-State bodies which belong one or several ACP States, including the African Union or other organizations which belong to States non-ACP, and which are authorised by those ACP States ';
((b) paragraph 2 is amended as follows: i) point d) is replaced by the following: "d) ACP or the granting, financial intermediaries promoting and financing private investment or public in the ACP States ';

(ii) point f) is replaced by the following text: ' f) developing countries that are not part of the ACP group, when they participate in a joint initiative or to a regional organisation with ACP States in accordance with article 6 of annex IV to this agreement. ''
45. article 60 is amended as follows: has) point c) is replaced by the following text: ' c) mitigation of the negative short-term effects of exogenous shocks, including the instability of export on reforms and socio-economic policy earnings;
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(b) point g) is replaced by the following text: "g) humanitarian aid and assistance of emergency, including assistance to refugees and displaced persons, interventions combining short-term relief and rehabilitation to the long-term development in crisis and post-crisis situations, and disaster preparedness."
(46. article 61 is amended as follows: a) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "(2 direct budgetary assistance in support of macroeconomic or sectoral reforms shall be granted where: has) well-defined, focused on the fight against poverty, national or sectoral development strategies and policies have been implemented or are being implemented;
(b) macroeconomic stability well defined, established by the country and assessed positively by its main donors, including, where appropriate, international financial institutions, have been implemented or are being implemented; and (c) public finance management is sufficiently transparent, reliable and efficient.
The community aligns with the systems and procedures of each ACP country, monitors budget support with and supports the efforts of partner countries to strengthen responsibility at the national level, parliamentary oversight, audit capabilities and information to the public. »;
(b) paragraph 5 is replaced by the following text: "5. in the framework of this agreement, the funds allocated by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, own resources of the European Investment Bank (hereinafter referred to as 'the Bank') and, where appropriate, other resources from the budget of the European Community are used to fund projects. programs and other forms of action contributing to the achievement of the objectives of this agreement. ».
47. in article 66, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: "1. to alleviate the debt burden of the ACP States and to alleviate their balance of payments problems, the parties agree to use the resources provided for in the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement to contribute to debt relief initiatives approved at international level. , for the benefit of ACP countries.
The community undertakes, Furthermore, to examine the way in which, in the longer term, other community resources could be mobilised in support of the debt reduction initiatives agreed at the international level. ».
48 article 67, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following text: ' 1. the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement provides support to macroeconomic reforms and sectoral implemented by the ACP States. '' In this context, the parties shall ensure that adjustment is economically viable and socially and politically bearable. Support is provided in the context of a joint assessment by the community and the ACP State concerned reforms that are implemented or envisaged at the macroeconomic or sectoral level and is intended to allow an overall assessment of reform efforts. Wherever possible, the joint assessment aligns with the arrangements specific to the partner country and aid tracking relies on the results achieved. Fast payout is one of the main features of the support programs. ».
49. in title II, part 4, the title of Chapter 3 is replaced by the following: "Chapter 3 support in the event of shocks.
50. article 68 is replaced by the following: 'Article 68 1. The parties acknowledge that macroeconomic instability resulting from exogenous shocks can be detrimental to the development of the ACP States and jeopardise the attainment of their objectives. A system of additional support is introduced in the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement in order to mitigate the negative short-term effects of exogenous shocks, including effects on export earnings.
2. the purpose of this support is to preserve the reforms and socio-economic policies that are likely to be affected by a drop in revenue and remedy the negative short-term effects of such shocks.
3. the extreme dependence of the economies of the ACP exports, particularly those of the agricultural and mining sectors, is taken into account in the allocation resources. In this context, the least developed, landlocked, island developing countries and post-conflict and natural post-disaster situations, benefit from more favourable treatment.
4. additional resources are made available in accordance with the specific terms of the support system in annex II relating to funding arrangements.
5. the community will also support commercial insurance schemes designed for ACP States seeking to guard against the short term effects of exogenous shocks. ».
51. in title II, part 4, the title of Chapter 6 is replaced by the following: "Chapter 6: humanitarian aid, emergency aid and assistance after the emergency phase.
52. article 72 is replaced by the following: 'Article 72 general principles 1.
Humanitarian aid, emergency aid and after the phase of emergency aid are granted in situations of crisis. Humanitarian and emergency assistance are intended to save and preserve life and to prevent and alleviate human suffering where the need arises. After the phase of emergency aid aims to rehabilitate and ensure the transition between the emergency and development programmes in the long term.
2. the crisis situations, including instability or structural fragility of long duration, are situations that threaten public order or safety, and the safety of individuals, threatening to escalate into armed conflict or to destabilise the country. Crisis situations can also result from natural disasters or crises of human origin as wars or other conflicts or extraordinary circumstances having comparable effects related, inter alia, to climate change, the deterioration of the environment, energy and access to natural resources or to the extreme poverty.
3. the humanitarian aid, emergency aid and posterior to the phase of emergency aid are maintained as long as necessary to meet the needs of the victims, ensuring the transition between emergency relief, rehabilitation and development.
4. the humanitarian aid is exclusively granted according the needs and the interests of the victims of the crisis, in the respect for the principles of international humanitarian law and in consideration of humanity, of neutrality, impartiality and independence. In particular, it cannot be made no distinction between the victims because of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, nationality or political affiliation. Free access to victims and the protection of victims must be guaranteed as well as the safety of staff and humanitarian equipment.
5. the humanitarian aid, emergency aid and posterior to the phase of emergency aid are financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, where such assistance cannot be financed from the budget of the Union. The implementation of humanitarian aid, assistance and emergency aid after the emergency phase is in complementarity and coordination with the efforts of the Member States, according to best practices in efficiency help.
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53. the following article is inserted: 'Article 72 has objectives 1.
Humanitarian and emergency assistance are aimed at: a) save human lives in crisis and post-crisis situations;
b) contribute to the funding and the delivery of humanitarian assistance as well as the direct access of its recipients, using all logistical means available;
c) to implement measures of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the short term in order to allow the population groups affected to benefit from a minimum of socio-economic integration and to create, as quickly as possible, the conditions for a resumption of development on the basis of the objectives long term fixed by the ACP countries and the regions concerned;
d) meet the needs arising from the displacement of people (refugees, displaced persons and returnees) following disasters of natural or human origin, to respond, as long as necessary, all the needs of refugees and displaced persons (wherever they may be) and facilitate action for their repatriation and reintegration volunteers in their country of origin; and e) help the ACP State or region to develop mechanisms of prevention and preparation in the short term, including prediction and early warning to mitigate the consequences of these disasters.
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Similar to those referred to above aid may be granted to ACP States or regions hosting refugees or returnees to meet pressing needs not covered by emergency assistance.
3. after the emergency phase assistance aims at the physical rehabilitation and social need as a result of the crisis concerned and can be implemented to ensure the transition from emergency relief to rehabilitation in the short term with appropriate long term development programmes financed by national, regional indicative programmes and intra-ACP scheme. Such actions should facilitate the transition from the emergency to the development phase phase, promote the socio-economic reintegration of affected populations, disappear, as much as possible, the causes of the crisis and strengthen institutions and ownership by local and national of their role players in the formulation of a policy of sustainable development for the ACP country concerned.
(4. where appropriate, the mechanisms of prevention and preparation in the short term referred to in paragraph 1, point e) are coordinated with existing similar mechanisms.
The establishment and strengthening of national systems, regional and all-ACP reduction and disaster risk management should enable ACP States to improve their resilience to the impact of disasters. All activities in this area can be carried out in cooperation with organizations and international and regional programmes with proven experience in disaster risk reduction. ».
54. article 73 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 73 implementation 1. Aid operations are undertaken either at the request of the ACP countries or the area affected by the crisis, or at the initiative of the Commission or incitement of international organizations or non-governmental organizations.
2. the Community shall adopt appropriate early action to meet immediate needs. The aid is managed and implementation procedures for rapid, flexible and effective operations.
3. given the aim of development aid to the title of this chapter, aid may, exceptionally, be implemented in parallel with the indicative programme at the request of the State or region concerned. ».
(55A article 76, paragraph 1, point d) is replaced by the following: "d) loans on own resources of the Bank and the investment facility, which terms and conditions are defined in annex II to this agreement. '' Such loans can also be used to finance public investment in basic infrastructure. ».
56 article 95, paragraph 3, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following: "3. no later than 12 months before the expiry of each period of five years, the community and the Member States, of one part, and the ACP States, other hand, shall notify to the other party the provisions of the agreement which they seek the revision with a view to a possible revision. Notwithstanding this deadline, when a party requests the revision of any provision of this agreement, the other party has a period of two months to request the extension of this review to other provisions related to those which were the subject of the original application. ».
57 article 100, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "the agreement drawn up in duplicate in German, English, Bulgarian, Danish, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish and Czech, each of these texts being equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the general secretariat of the Council of the Union European and the secretariat of the ACP States which rely a certified copy to the Government. of each of the signatory States. ».
C. APPENDICES 1. Annex II, as amended by decision No 1/2009 of the Council of Ministers on May 29, 2009 (2) ACP - EC, is amended as follows: a) article 1 is replaced by the following: 'Article 1 1. The modes and financing conditions relating to capital risks and loans funded by the investment facility and the EIB on its own resources and special operations will be those that are defined in this chapter. These resources can be channelled to eligible companies, either directly or indirectly by investment funds and/or financial intermediaries eligible.
(2. the interest rate subsidies provided for in the title of this annex will be funded by the interest subsidy allocation specified in annex 1 (b), paragraph 2, point c), of this agreement.
3. interest subsidies may be capitalised or used in the form of grants. The amount of the interest subsidy, expressed by its value at the dates of payment of the loan, would be charged against the interest subsidy allocation specified in annex 1 (b), paragraph 2, point c), and paid directly to the Bank. Up to 10% of this allocation for interest rate subsidies may also be used to support technical assistance related to projects in the ACP countries.
4. these terms and conditions are without prejudice to the terms and conditions that may be imposed on ACP countries subject to restrictive borrowing conditions under the heavily indebted poor countries ("HIPC") scheme or other debt sustainability frameworks which are the subject of international agreements. As a result, when these frameworks require a reduction of the interest rate of a loan of more than 3%, in accordance with what is permitted in respect of articles 2 and 4 of this chapter, the Bank seeks to reduce the average cost of credit through co-financing with other donors. If it was not deemed possible, the interest rate of the loan can be reduced by the amount necessary to meet the level arising from the HIPC initiative or a new framework for debt sustainability, approved at the international level.
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(b) in article 2, paragraphs 7 and 8 are replaced by the following: ' (7. ordinary loans in countries not subject to restrictive borrowing conditions under the HIPC scheme or other executives of sustainability of the debt subject to international agreements may be granted on concessional terms in the following cases: has) for projects of infrastructure essential to the development of private in the least developed countries or countries in. situation in countries in situations of natural post-disaster and post-conflict.
In these cases, the interest rate of the loan will be reduced up to 3%;
(b) for projects which involve restructuring through privatization operations or projects with substantial and clearly demonstrable social or environmental benefits.
In such cases, loans may be accompanied by interest subsidies which the amount and form are determined based on the specifics of the project. However, the reduction of the interest rate should not exceed 3%.
The final interest rate of points) a or b) is in no case less than 50% of the reference rate.
(8. the funds necessary for these bonuses will be levied on the interest subsidy allocation specified in annex Ib, paragraph 2, point c), of this agreement. »;
(c) in article 4, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "(2. loans made by the Bank from its own resources are accompanied by the following terms and conditions: has) the reference interest rate is charged by the Bank for a loan with the same currency and term of refund to the date of signature of the contract or the date of payment;
(b) However, for those countries that are not subject to restrictive borrowing conditions under the HIPC scheme or other executives of sustainability of the debt subject to international agreements: i) projects in the public sector are, in principle, an interest subsidy up to 3%;
((ii) projects of the private sector in the categories specified in article 2, paragraph 7, point (b)), can benefit from subsidised loans to the conditions specified therein.
The final interest rate is in no case less than 50% of the reference rate;
(c) the loans made by the Bank from its own resources are matched duration conditions laid down on the basis of the economic and financial project characteristics. These loans normally include a grace period set according to the duration of construction of the project. ».
2. Annex III is amended as follows: a) in article 1, points a) and b) are replaced by the following text: ' a) strengthen and enhance the role of the Centre for the development of enterprise (CDE) in order to provide the sector with private assistance necessary to promote the development of the private sector in the countries and regions ACP; and (b) strengthen and consolidate the role of the technical Centre for agricultural and rural cooperation (CTA) to develop the institutional capacity of the ACP countries, particularly the information management to improve access to technology so as to increase agricultural productivity, commercialisation, food security and rural development. »;
(b) article 2 is replaced by the following: 'Article 2 CRC.

1. the CRC promotes a business environment conducive to the development of the sector private and supports the implementation of development strategies of the private sector in the ACP countries by providing non-financial services, including advisory services, to companies and firms from ACP States, as well as joint operators of the community and the ACP States initiatives. In this regard, should duly take into account the needs arising from the implementation of the economic partnership agreements.
2. the CRC aims to assist private enterprises of the ACP States to increase their competitiveness in all economic sectors. Includes: has) to facilitate and encourage business partnerships between ACP States and the EU;
(b) to contribute to the development of business support services by supporting capacity-building in the organizations of the private sector or by supporting service providers of technical, professional, commercial, management or training assistance;
(c) to support the actions for the promotion of investment, including through organizations for the promotion of investment, the Organization of conferences on investment, training programs, workshops of strategy and the monitoring of the investment promotion missions;
(d) to support initiatives which help to promote innovation and the transfer of technologies and know-how, and the promotion of best practices in all areas of business management;
(e) to inform the private sector of the ACP States of the provisions contained in this agreement; and (f) to provide information to European companies and organizations from the private sector with regard to the possibilities and conditions for enterprises in the ACP States.
3. the COE also contributes to the improvement of the environment of business at national and regional levels in order to encourage companies to take advantage of progress in the process of regional integration and the opening up of trade.
Activities of the CRC include: has) to help companies respond to new or existing standards, quality or any type whatsoever, brought by the progress of regional integration and the implementation of economic partnership agreements;
(b) to disseminate, within the local private sector in the ACP States, information on the quality of the products and the standards required in external markets;
(c) promote regional and national business environment, reforms, inter alia by facilitating dialogue between the private sector and public institutions; and (d) to strengthen the role and function of the intermediate national and/or regional service providers.
4. the activities of the COE are based on the notion of coordination, complementarity and added value with respect to any private sector development initiative by public or private entities. In particular, its activities are consistent with national and regional development strategies defined in part 3 of this agreement.
The COE is evidence of selectivity in the choice of its tasks and ensure financial sustainability.
It guarantees an appropriate division of tasks between Headquarters and regional offices.
5. the activities carried out by the CDE subject to periodic evaluation.
6. the Committee of ambassadors is the supervisory authority in the Centre. After the signing of this agreement, the Committee: has) fixed the statutes of the Centre;
(b) appoints the members of the Board of Directors;
(c) appoints the management team of the Centre, on a proposal from the Board of Directors; and (d)) following the implementation of the Centre's overall strategy and oversees the work of the Board of Directors.
7. in accordance with the statutes of the Centre, the Board of Directors: has) fixed the financial regulation, the arrangements for staff and the rules of operation of the centre;
(b) supervise the activities of the Centre;
(c) adopt the programme and budget of the Centre;
(d) submit reports and periodic evaluations to the supervisory authority; and (e)) performs any other task assigned to it by the statutes of the Centre.
8. the budget of the Centre is funded in accordance with the rules laid down by the agreement on cooperation for the financing of development. »;
(c) article 3 is replaced by the following: 'Article 3 ATC 1. Centre mission is to strengthen policy and development institutional capacity and management capabilities of the information and communication of organizations of agricultural and rural development of the ACP countries to help them to formulate and implement policies and programmes to reduce poverty, to promote sustainable food security , and to preserve natural resources, and thus contribute to increasing the autonomy of the ACP States in the field of agricultural and rural development.
(2. the CTA seeks to: has) develop and provide information services and ensure better access to research, training and innovation in the areas of development and extension agricultural and rural, in order to promote agriculture and rural development;
(b) develop and reinforce ACP capacities in order to: i) better formulate and manage policies and strategies for agricultural and rural development at national and regional levels including improving capacities for the collection of data, research on policies, analysis and formulation;
(ii) improve the management of information and communications, particularly within their national agricultural strategy;
(iii) promote effective intra-institutional communications and information management to ensure the follow-up of the measures, as well as the formation of consortia with regional and international partners;
(iv) promote information and communications management decentralized to the local and national levels;
(v) strengthen initiatives via regional cooperation; and (vi) develop methods of assessment of the impact of policy on agricultural development.
3. the Centre supports initiatives and regional networks and spreads gradually development programmes of capacity with the competent ACP organisations. To this end, the Centre supports decentralized existing regional information networks. These will be implemented in a progressive and effective manner.
4. the activities carried out by the CTA subject to periodic evaluation.
5. the Committee of ambassadors is the supervisory authority in the Centre. After the signing of this agreement, the Committee: has) fixed the statutes of the Centre;
(b) appoints the members of the Board of Directors;
(c) appoints the management team of the Centre, on a proposal from the Board of Directors; and (d)) following the implementation of the Centre's overall strategy and oversees the work of the Board of Directors.
6. in accordance with the statutes of the Centre, the Board of Directors: has) fixed the financial regulation, the arrangements for staff and the rules of operation of the centre;
(b) supervise the activities of the Centre;
(c) adopt the programme and budget of the Centre;
(d) submit reports and periodic evaluations to the supervisory authority; and (e)) performs any other task assigned to it by the statutes of the Centre.
7. the budget of the Centre is funded in accordance with the rules laid down by the agreement on cooperation for the financing of development. ».
3. Annex IV, such as amended by decision No. 1 3-2008 Council of ACP - EC of December 15, 2008 (3), is amended as follows: has) articles 1, 2 and 3 are replaced by the following: ' Article 1 actions financed by grants under this agreement must be programmed at the beginning of the period covered by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation. ''
The programming will be based on the principles of ownership, alignment, coordination and harmonisation between donors, managing for development results and mutual accountability.
For this purpose means 'programming': has) the preparation and development of strategy (DS) by country, regional or intra-ACP based on their own objectives and medium-term development strategies, and taking into account principles of joint programming and distribution of labour between donors, which must be in the extent possible, a partner country or regional process;
(b) a clear indication by the community of the indicative programmable financial allocation which country, region, or intra-ACP Co-operation can have during the period covered by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, and any other useful information, including a possible provision for unforeseen needs;
c) the preparation and adoption of an indicative programme to implement the strategy document, taking into account the commitments from other donors and, in particular, of those States members of the EU; and (d) a process of review on the DSP, the indicative programme and the volume of resources that are affected.
Article 2 Strategy Document by country (DSP) country strategy paper is prepared by the ACP State concerned and the EU. It is based on preliminary consultations with a wide range of actors, including such non-State actors, local authorities and, where appropriate, the parliaments of the ACP States, as well as on the experience and best practices. Each DSP must be adapted

the needs and respond to the specific situation of the ACP State concerned. The DSP is an instrument that should identify priority actions and strengthen ownership of cooperation programmes. Any divergence between the analysis of the country and the community is noted. The DSP has the following components: a) an analysis of the political, economic, social and environmental context of the country, constraints, capacities and prospects, including an assessment of basic needs on the basis of per capita income, of the importance of the population, social indicators, and vulnerability;
(b) a detailed description of the development strategy in the medium term the country, clearly defined priorities and expected financing requirements;
(c) a description of the plans and actions of other donors present in the country, including those of the Member States of the EU in their capacity as bilateral donors;
d) response strategies, detailing the specific contribution that the EU can bring, and to the extent possible complementarity with operations financed by the ACP State itself and by other donors present in the country; and e) an indication of the most appropriate mechanisms for support and implementation of the above strategies.
Section 3 Allocation of resources 1. The allocation of the indicative resources between ACP countries relies on needs and performance standard, objective and transparent criteria. In this framework: a) needs are assessed on the basis of criteria concerning the income per capita, the size of the population, social indicators, debt levels and vulnerability to exogenous shocks. Special treatment is given to the least developed ACP States and the vulnerability of landlocked and island ACP countries is duly taken into account. In addition, account shall be taken of the particular difficulties of countries emerging from conflict and natural disasters;
(b) the performance are assessed an objective and transparent manner on the basis of criteria concerning governance, progress in implementing institutional reforms, the performance of the country in the use resources, effective implementation of current operations, mitigation or alleviation of poverty, progress towards the achievement of the Millennium development goals sustainable development measures and macroeconomic and sectoral policy performance.
2. the allocated resources shall comprise: a) of a programmable envelope for macroeconomic support, sectoral policies, programmes and projects in support of the areas of concentration of Community aid. This programmable envelope facilitates the long-term programming of Community aid for the country concerned. This envelope as well as other potential resources of the community, serve as a basis for the preparation of the indicative programme for the country concerned; and (b)) an allocation to cover unforeseen needs such as those referred to in articles 66 and 68, as well as articles 72, 72 and 73 of this agreement and within the conditions laid down in those articles, where such assistance cannot be financed from the budget of the Union.
3. a device will be implemented on the basis of the provision for unforeseen needs for countries which, due to exceptional circumstances, cannot access normal programmable resources.
(4. without prejudice to the provisions of article 5, paragraph 7, of this annex concerning reviews, the community may increase the programmable envelope of the country concerned or its allocation for unforeseen needs, taking into account new needs or exceptional performance: a) the new requirements refer to needs that may be the result of exceptional circumstances, such as situations of crisis and post-crisis or unforeseen needs referred to in paragraph 2 (, point b);
(b) outstanding performance refers to a situation in which, apart from the review at the mid-term and end-of-course, programmable envelope of a country is totally committed and additional national funding of the indicative programme can be absorbed on the basis of effective policies to combat poverty and sound financial management. »;
(b) in article 4, paragraphs 1 to 4 are replaced by the following: "1. as soon as he received the information mentioned above, each ACP State establishes and shall submit to the community a draft indicative programme on the basis of its objectives and development priorities and in accordance with these, as they are defined in the DSP. '' The draft indicative programme indicates: a) general budget support or a limited number of sectors or areas on which support should focus;
(b) the measures and actions are most appropriate for the realization of the goals and targets in sectors or areas of concentration of aid;
(c) the resources possibly reserved for a limited number of programmes and projects carried out outside the sectors or areas of concentration and/or large lines of such actions, as well as the indication of the resources to devote to each of these elements;
d) the identification of the types of non-State actors eligible for funding in accordance with the criteria laid down by the Council of Ministers, the resources allocated to them and the type of activities to support, which must be of a non-profit nature;
(e) proposals for a possible participation in regional projects and programs); and (f) a possible provision for insurance against possible claims and to cover cost overruns and unforeseen expenditures.
2. the draft indicative programme includes, where appropriate, resources for the strengthening of human, material and institutional ACP States capabilities, necessary for the preparation and implementation of the national indicative programmes, to possible participation in programmes and projects funded by the regional indicative programmes, and improving the management of the ACP States public investment projects cycle.
3. the draft indicative programme is the subject of an exchange of views between the ACP State concerned and the community.
It is adopted by consensus by the Commission on behalf of the community and the ACP State concerned.
He urged both the community that the State concerned once it is adopted. This indicative programme is attached to the DSP and also contains: a) an indication of specific and clearly identified operations, especially those that can be committed before the next review;
(b) an indicative timetable for implementation and review of the indicative programme, including commitments and disbursements of resources; and (c) of the criteria for the reviews results-oriented.
4. the community and the ACP State concerned shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the programming process is completed as soon as possible and, save in exceptional circumstances, within twelve months of the adoption of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation. In this context, the preparation of the DSP and the indicative programme must be part of a continuous process leading to the adoption of a single document. »;
c) article 5 is amended as follows: i), paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. in the circumstances referred to in article 3, paragraph 4, an ad hoc review may be carried out at the request of one or the other party to take into account the new needs or exceptional performance."
(ii) in paragraph 4, the introductory wording is replaced by the following: "4. the annual operational reviews at mid-term and at the end of the indicative programme consist of a joint assessment of the implementation of the programme and take into account the results of relevant activities of monitoring and evaluation. These reviews are performed locally and must be finalized by the national authorising officer and the Commission in consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the authorities and local non-State actors and, where appropriate, the parliaments of the ACP States. "They include an assessment: ';
(iii) paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 are replaced by the following: '5. the Commission shall submit once per year to the Committee for cooperation for the financing for development a synthesis report on the findings of the annual operational review. The Committee considered this report within its competence and its functions under this agreement.
6. on the basis of these annual operational reviews, the national authorising officer and the Commission may, on the occasion of the reviews at the mid-term and end-of-course review and adapt the DSP: has) where operational reviews indicate specific problems; or (b) on the basis of developments in the situation in an ACP State.
A modification of the DSP can also be decided in the context of the ad hoc review provided for in paragraph 2.
The final review may also provide adaptations for the new multiannual financial framework of cooperation, in terms of both the allocation of resources as the preparation of the next program.
7. After completing the review at the mid-term and end-of-course, the Commission, on behalf of the community, may increase or reduce the allocation of one country taking into account the current needs and performance of the ACP State concerned.

Following an ad hoc review provided for in paragraph 2, the Commission, on behalf of the community, may also increase the allocation of a country taking into account the new needs or exceptional performance of the ACP State concerned, as provided for in article 3, paragraph 4. »;
(d) article 6 is amended as follows: i) the title is replaced by the following text: "domain."
(ii) the following paragraphs shall be inserted: ' (3. Requests for financing of regional programmes are presented by: has) an organization or a regional organization duly authorized; or (b) a duly mandated sub-regional body, organisation or an ACP State in the region concerned at the programming stage, provided that the action has been identified under the regional indicative programme (RIP).
4. the participation of other developing countries in non-ACP is only considered when: a) the centre of gravity of the projects and programmes financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation is located in a country ACP;
(b) equivalent provisions are contained by Community financial instruments; and (c) the principle of proportionality is respected. »;
(d) articles 7, 8 and 9 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 7 Regional Programmes the definition of geographic regions will be decided by the ACP States concerned. Extent possible, regional integration programmes should correspond to programmes of a regional organization. In principle, when multiple membership or overlap, the region for the purposes of the definition of regional integration programme should correspond to membership combined with relevant regional organizations.
Article 8 regional programming 1. The programming will take place at the level of each region.
The programming is the result of an exchange of views between the Commission and the organization or regional organizations concerned, duly empowered or, in the absence of such a mandate, the national authorising officers of the region. Where appropriate, programming may include consultation with non-State actors represented at the regional level and, where appropriate, regional parliaments.
2. the strategy paper regional (DSR) is prepared by the Commission and the organization or regional organizations duly empowered in collaboration with the ACP States in the region concerned, on the basis of the principle of subsidiarity and complementarity, taking into consideration the DSP programming.
3. the DSR is an instrument which is expected to give priority to certain actions and strengthen ownership of programmes receiving support. The DSR has the following components: a) an analysis of the political, economic, social and environmental area context;
(b) an assessment of the process and the prospects for regional economic integration and integration into the world economy;
(c) a description of strategies and continuing regional priorities and the needs of funding provided;
(d) a description of the important actions of other external partners in regional cooperation;
(e) a description of the specific EU contribution to the achievement of the objectives of regional integration, complementing, insofar as possible, of operations financed by the ACP States themselves and by other external partners, particularly the EU Member States; and (f) an indication of the most appropriate mechanisms for support and implementation of the above strategies.
Article 9 Allocation of resources 1.
The allocation of the indicative resources between ACP regions is based on an estimate of standard, objective and transparent needs and on progress and regional cooperation and integration prospects.
2. the allocated resources shall comprise two elements: a) a programmable envelope for support to regional integration, sectoral policies, programmes and projects in support of the areas of concentration of Community aid; and (b) an allowance for each ACP region, intended to cover unforeseen needs such as those referred to in articles 72, 72 and 73 of this agreement, for which, given their nature or their cross-border scope, support can be provided more effectively at the regional level. These funds are accessible under the conditions laid down in articles 72, 72 and 73 of this agreement where such assistance cannot be financed from the budget of the Union. The complementarity between the interventions provided in respect of this allowance and possible interventions at the country level is assured.
3. the programmable envelope facilitates the long-term programming of Community aid for the region concerned. In order to achieve an appropriate dimension and strengthen effectiveness, regional and national funds can be combined for the funding of regional activities with a distinct national component.
A regional envelope for unforeseen needs can be incorporated for the benefit of the region concerned and ACP countries outside the region where the nature of unforeseen needs requires intervention and when the centre of gravity of planned programmes and projects is located in the region concerned.
(4. without prejudice to the provisions of article 11 concerning reviews, the community may increase the programmable envelope or envelope for unforeseen needs of the region concerned in order to take account of new needs or exceptional performance: a) the new requirements refer to needs that may be the result of exceptional circumstances, such as crisis and post-crisis situations or unforeseen needs referred to in paragraph 2 (, point b);
(b) outstanding performance refers to a situation in which, apart from the review at the mid-term and end-of-course, the programmable envelope of a region is totally committed and additional funding from the regional indicative programme can be absorbed on the basis of effective regional integration and sound financial management policies. »;
(f) in article 10, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. regional indicative programmes shall be adopted by mutual agreement by the community and the regional organizations duly empowered or, in the absence of a mandate by the ACP States concerned. ';
(g) in article 11, the existing paragraph is numbered and the following paragraph is inserted: "2. in the exceptional circumstances referred to in article 9, paragraph 4, to take into account the new needs or exceptional performance, the review may be carried out at the request of either party. Following an ad hoc review, a modification of the DSP can be decided by the two parties and/or staffing can be increased by the Commission on behalf of the community.
The final review may also provide adaptations for the new multiannual financial framework of cooperation, in terms of both the allocation of resources as the preparation of the next program. »;
(h) article 12 is replaced by the following: ' Article 12 intra-ACP Cooperation 1.» As an instrument of development, intra-ACP Co-operation contributes to the achievement of the objectives of the ACP - EC partnership. Intra-ACP cooperation is a supra-regional cooperation. It aims to meet the common challenges faced by ACP States by operations that transcend geographical membership and benefit from many ACP States or all of them.
2. pursuant to the principles of subsidiarity and complementarity, an intra-ACP intervention is envisaged when the national and/or regional level action is impossible or less effective, in order to provide added value compared with operations implemented with other instruments of cooperation.
3. when the ACP Group decided to contribute on the intra-ACP Fund to international or inter-regional initiatives, the visibility of this contribution must be ensured. »;
(i) the following articles shall be inserted: ' Article 12a intra-ACP strategy paper 1.» The programming of the intra-ACP cooperation is the result of an exchange of views between the Commission and the Committee of ACP ambassadors. It is prepared jointly by the services of the Commission and the ACP Secretariat, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders and actors.
2. the intra-ACP strategy paper defines the priority actions of the intra-ACP cooperation and steps to strengthen the ownership of supported programmes. It includes the following elements: a) an analysis of the political, economic, social and environmental of the Group of ACP States context;
(b) an analysis of the intra-ACP Co-operation with regard to its contribution to the achievement of the objectives of this agreement and the teachings of past actions;
(c) a description of the intra-ACP strategy, objectives and the needs of funding provided;
(d) a description of the relevant activities of other external partners of cooperation; and e) an indication of the EU's contribution to the achievement of the objectives of the intra-ACP Co-operation and its complementarity with operations financed at national and regional levels and by other external partners, particularly the EU Member States.
Article 12 (b) applications for funding requests for financing of intra-ACP programmes are presented: a) directly by the Council of ACP Ministers or Committee of Ambassadors ACP; (or b) indirectly by: i) at least three organizations

or regional bodies duly mandated belonging to geographical areas different, or at least two ACP States from each of these three regions;
(ii) international organizations, such as the African Union, running actions that contribute to the objectives of cooperation and regional integration, subject to the prior approval of the Committee of ACP ambassadors; or iii) regions Caribbean or Pacific account required of their particular geographical situation, subject to prior approval by the Council of ACP Ministers or Committee of Ambassadors ACP.
Article 12 c Allocation of resources the indicative resource allocation is based on an estimate of needs and on the progress and prospects of the intra-ACP cooperation. This allocation includes a reserve of funds not programmed. »;
(j) articles 13 and 14 shall be replaced by the following: ' Article 13 Programme indicative intra-ACP 1.» The indicative programme intra-ACP includes the main following standard: has) sectors and themes of concentration of Community aid;
(b) the measures and actions are most appropriate to achieve the objectives set for the sectors and themes of concentration; and (c) the programs and projects required to achieve the objectives identified, insofar as they have been clearly identified, as well as an indication of the resources to be allocated to each of them and a timetable for implementation.
2. the Commission and the ACP Secretariat identify and evaluate the corresponding actions.
On this basis, the ACP indicative programme is prepared jointly by the services of the Commission and the ACP Secretariat and submitted to the Committee of Ambassadors ACP - EC. It was adopted by the Commission on behalf of the community and the Committee of ACP ambassadors.
(3. without prejudice to article 12B, item iii), the Committee of ACP ambassadors presents each year a consolidated list of requests for funding of the priority actions set out in the indicative programme intra-ACP. The Commission identifies and prepares the corresponding actions with the annual ACP and a programme of action Secretariat. To the extent possible and taking into account the allocated resources, requests for funding of measures not provided for in the indicative programme intra-ACP are included in the annual action programme. In exceptional cases, these applications are adopted by a Special Commission financing decision.
Article 14 Review Procedure 1. Intra-ACP Co-operation must be sufficiently flexible and reactive to ensure the coherence of its actions with the aims of this agreement and to take into account any changes in the priorities and objectives of the Group of ACP States.
2. the Committee of ACP ambassadors and the Commission shall carry out a review mid-term and a review of end of the strategy of cooperation and the indicative programme intra-ACP to adapt to the circumstances and to ensure their correct implementation. If the circumstances so require, ad hoc reviews may also be conducted to take into account new needs resulting from exceptional or unforeseen situations such as those resulting from challenges common to the ACP States.
3. the Committee of ACP ambassadors and the Commission may, on the occasion of mid-term reviews or end of course, or following an ad hoc review, review and adapt the intra-ACP cooperation strategy paper.
4. as A result of the reviews at the mid-term and end of course, or ad hoc reviews, the Committee of ACP ambassadors and the Commission may adjust the allocations within the indicative programme intra-ACP and mobilize the unscheduled intra-APC reserve. »;
(k) article 15 is amended as follows: i) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: ' 1. programmes and projects that have been presented by the ACP State concerned or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP are the subject of a joint evaluation. ". The guiding principles and the general criteria to be followed for the instruction of programmes and projects are developed by the Committee for the financing of ACP - EC development cooperation. These programmes and projects are generally multiannual and may contain sets of size in a particular domain shares. »;
(ii) paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. the statement of projects and programmes take due account of national human resource constraints and ensure a strategy favourable to the development of these resources. It also takes into account the characteristics and the specific constraints of each ACP State or region. »;
(iii) in paragraph 4, "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "the relevant authorising officer";
(l) overall from the wording of article 16, the words 'The ACP State concerned' are replaced by the words "the ACP State concerned or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP ';
(m) article 17 is replaced by the following: 'Article 17 financing agreement 1. In principle, programmes and projects financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation give rise to the establishment of a financing agreement between the Commission and the ACP State or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP.
2. the financing agreement is established within sixty days of the communication of the financing decision taken by the Commission. The financing agreement: a) stipulates the financial contribution of the community, the terms and conditions of financing, as well as the General provisions and specific related to the programme or project concerned, including the products and deliverables; and (b)) provides appropriate credits to cover increases in costs, unforeseen expenditures, audits and evaluations.
3. any residue found at the end of the programmes and projects during the period of the financial framework commitments multiannual cooperation from which programmes and projects were funded accrue to the ACP State or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP. »;
(n) across from the wording of article 18, "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "the relevant authorising officer";
(o) article 19 is amended as follows: i) in paragraph 1, «ACP States» shall be replaced by the words "the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP ';
(ii) in paragraph 3, the words 'an ACP State' are replaced by the words 'An ACP State or an organization or a relevant body at regional or intra-ACP';
(p) in article 19A, paragraph 1 is amended as follows: i) the introductory wording is replaced by the following: ' 1. the execution of programmes and projects financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement is supported primarily by the following means: ';
(ii) point d) is replaced by the following:'d) direct disbursements in the context of budgetary support, support for sectoral programmes for a relief of debt and support to mitigate the negative effects resulting from exogenous shocks in the short term, including the export revenue fluctuations.';
(q) in article 19 b, «ACP States» shall be replaced by the words "the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP ';
(r) sections 19 c and 20 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 19 c procurement contracts, grants, and execution of contracts 1. Subject to article 26, grants and contracts are awarded and granted according to Community rules and, except in the specific cases provided for by these rules, according to the procedures and standard documents defined and published by the Commission for the implementation of actions of cooperation with third countries and in force at the time when the procedure in question is launched.
2. in decentralised management, where a joint assessment shows that the procedures for the award of contracts and grants in the ACP State or the recipient region or the procedures approved by donors are in accordance with the principles of transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non-discrimination and exclude any conflict of interest, the Commission uses these procedures in accordance with the Paris Declaration and without prejudice to article 26, in compliance with rules governing the exercise of its powers in the matter.
3. the ACP State or the organization or relevant regional or intra-ACP body undertakes to check regularly that the operations financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement have been performed correctly, to take appropriate measures to prevent irregularities and fraud and to prosecute, where appropriate, to recover unduly paid funds.
4. in decentralised management, contracts are negotiated, concluded, signed and implemented by the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP.
These States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP can nevertheless ask the Commission to negotiate, conclude, sign and perform contracts on their behalf.
5. pursuant to the undertaking referred to in article 50 of the agreement, the contracts and grants financed by the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation with the ACP States are executed in accordance with

core standards recognized at the international level for labour law.
6. a group of experts composed of representatives of the Secretariat of the Group of ACP States and the Commission is created to identify, at the request of either party, desirable adaptations and to suggest amendments and improvements to the rules and procedures referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.
In addition, this group of experts submits a periodic report to the Committee of ACP - EC cooperation for the financing of development in order to assist him in his mission to examine the problems related to the implementation of development cooperation activities and propose appropriate measures.
Article 20 eligibility except in the event of a derogation granted in accordance with article 22, and without prejudice to the provisions of article 26: 1. Participation in procedures for the award of contracts or grants financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this Agreement shall be open: has) to any natural or legal person established in an ACP State, a Member State of the European Community or an official candidate of the European Community or a State member of the European economic area;
(b) to any natural or legal person established in one of the least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations.
1a. Participation in procedures for the award of contracts or grants financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement is open to all natural persons or legal persons or established in one country other than those referred to in paragraph 1, where reciprocal access to external assistance has been established. Reciprocal access in the least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations, is automatically granted to OECD/DAC members.
Reciprocal access shall be established by a specific decision of the Commission concerning a given country or a given regional group. The decision is adopted by the Commission in agreement with the ACP States and remain in force at least a year.
2. the services under a contract financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement may be provided by experts of any nationality, without prejudice to the qualitative and financial requirements set out in the rules of the community procurement procurement.
3. supplies and materials purchased under a contract financed from the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement must all be originating in an eligible State within the meaning of paragraphs 1 or 1 a. In this context, the definition of the concept of 'originating products' is evaluated against international agreements in this area and there is also considered products originating in the community to products originating in the countries, territories and overseas departments.
4. the participation in procurement procedures and the procedures for award of grants financed from the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement is open to international organizations.
5. where the financing covers an operation implemented through an international organisation, participation in procedures for the award of contracts and grants procedures is open to any natural or legal person who is eligible pursuant to paragraphs 1 or 1A as well as any natural or legal person who is eligible pursuant to the rules of this organization ensuring equality of treatment to all donors. The same rules apply for supplies and materials.
6 when the funding covers an operation implemented as part of a regional initiative, participation in procedures for the award of contracts and grants procedures is open to any physical person and legal who is eligible under subsection 1 or 1 has as well as all physical and legal persons of a State participating in the relevant initiative. The same rules apply for supplies and materials.
7. when the funding covers an operation co-financed with a third State, participation in procedures for the award of contracts and grants procedures is open to all physical and legal persons eligible under paragraphs 1 or 1 a as well as all physical and legal persons eligible under the rules of that third State.
The same rules apply for supplies and materials. »;
(s) article 21 is deleted (4);
(t) article 22, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following text: ' 1. in duly substantiated exceptional cases, physical persons or legal entities of third countries not eligible for the title of article 20 may be allowed to participate in procedures for the award of market and grant financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement. on request justified of the ACP State or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP. The ACP State or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP provides to the Commission, for each case, the necessary information to take a decision on these derogations with particular attention: has) the geographical location of the ACP State or region concerned;
(b) to the competitiveness of contractors, suppliers and consultants from the Member States and the ACP States;
(c) to the need to avoid excessive growth of the cost of performance of contracts;
(d) transport difficulties and delays due to delivery times or other problems of the same nature;
(e) to the most appropriate technology and the best adapted to local conditions;
(f) in cases of urgency;
(g) the availability of products and services in the markets concerned. »;
(u) articles 23 and 25 are deleted (5);
(v) in article 26, paragraph 1, the introductory wording is replaced by the following text: ' 1. measures to promote an as wide participation as possible of the natural and legal persons of ACP States in the execution of contracts financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this Agreement shall be taken to allow optimal use of the physical and human resources of those States. '' "To this end";
articles 27, 28 and 29 are deleted (6);
(x) in section 30, the introductory wording is replaced by the following text: "the settlement of disputes between the authorities of an ACP State or organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP and a contractor, supplier or provider of services during the performance of a contract financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement is carried out. : »;
(y) articles 33 and 34 shall be replaced by the following: 'Article 33 procedures 1. prejudice to evaluations carried out by the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP or by the Commission, these investigations are conducted jointly by (s) State (s) ACP or organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP and the community. The ACP - EC Committee of cooperation for the financing of development ensures the joint character of the monitoring and evaluation actions. To facilitate the task of the ACP - EC Committee for the financing of development cooperation, the Commission and the general Secretariat of the ACP prepare and implement joint actions monitoring and evaluation and report accordingly to the Committee. The Committee shall adopt, at its first meeting after the signing of the agreement, the operating procedures aimed at ensuring the joint character actions and approve annually the programme of work.
((2. the monitoring and evaluation activities include: a) to carry out regular and independent monitoring and an assessment of the operations and activities financed by the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, comparing the results objectives and, therefore, b) to enable the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP the Commission and the joint institutions, to build on lessons learned to design and deliver policies and future actions.
Article 34 the Commission 1. The Commission shall ensure the financial execution of operations carried out on the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, excluding the facility investment and interest rate subsidies, using the following main methods of management: a) centrally;
(b) in managing decentralised.
2. as a general rule, the financial implementation of the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under the agreement by the Commission shall be decentralised management.
In this case, the implementing tasks are supported by the ACP States in accordance with article 35.
3. to ensure the financial implementation of the resources of the multiannual financial framework for cooperation under the present agreement, the Commission delegates its powers within its services. The Commission shall inform the ACP States and the Committee of this delegation ACP - EC development finance cooperation. »;
(z) article 35 is amended as follows: i) in paragraph 1, the introductory wording is replaced by the following text: ' 1. the Government of each ACP State shall designate a national authorising officer to represent them in all funded activities on the.

resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under the agreement managed by the Commission and the Bank. The national authorising officer refers to one or more national authorising officers alternate which replace it where he is unable to perform this function and shall inform the Commission of this appointment.
The national authorising officer may proceed whenever conditions of institutional capacity and sound financial management are met a delegation of its powers of implementation of the programmes and projects concerned to the responsible entity within the national administration. He informed the Committee of the delegations which it proceeds.
In the case of the regional programmes and projects, the organization or relevant body shall designate a regional authorising officer whose duties correspond mutatis mutandis with those of the national authorising officer.
In the case of intra-ACP projects and programs, the Committee of ACP ambassadors means an intra-ACP authorising officer whose duties correspond mutatis mutandis with those of the national authorising officer. In case the ACP Secretariat is not the authorising officer, the Committee of ambassadors is informed, in accordance with the funding agreement, the implementation of programmes and projects.
When the Commission is aware of problems in the course of procedures relating to the management of the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement, it takes all contacts useful to remedy the situation with the national authorising officer and shall adopt all appropriate measures.
The relevant authorising officer has only increased responsibility implementing tasks entrusted to him.
"In the context of the decentralised management of the resources of the multiannual financial framework of cooperation under this agreement and subject to the additional powers that might be granted by the Commission, the relevant authorising officer: ';
(ii) in paragraph 2, "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "the relevant authorising officer";
(za) section 37 is amended as follows: i) in paragraph 2, the words "the ACP States" are replaced by the words "the ACP States or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP»;»
(ii) in paragraph 4, "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "the relevant authorising officer";
(iii) in paragraph 6, "the national authorising officer" shall be replaced by the words "the relevant authorising officer";
(iv) in paragraph 7, the words 'the State or ACP States concerned' shall be replaced by the words "the ACP State concerned or the organization or relevant body at regional or intra-ACP '.
4. Annex V, including its protocols, is removed.
5 annex VII, article 3, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following: "4. the parties acknowledge the role of the ACP group of States in the political dialogue, in a manner to be decided by the Group and to communicate to the European Community and its Member States. The ACP Secretariat and the European Commission shall exchange all information on the process of dialogue conducted before, during and after the consultations under articles 96 and 97 of the agreement. ».
D. Protocols Protocol 3 on South Africa, as amended by decision No 4/2007 of the Council of ACP Ministers - December 20, 2007 (7), is hereby amended as follows: 1 in article 1, paragraph 2, the words "signed in Pretoria on 11 October 1999" are replaced by the words "as amended by the agreement signed on September 11, 2009.".
(2. article 4 is amended as follows: a) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: ' 2. by way of derogation from this principle, South Africa however has the right to participate in the cooperation for the financing of ACP development - this referred to in article 8 of this Protocol, on the basis of the principles of reciprocity and proportionality, on the understanding that its participation is financed from the resources provided for in Title VII of the ACDC.»
When the TDCA resources are employed for participation in operations in the context of the ACP - EC financial cooperation, South Africa has the right to participate fully in the decision-making procedures governing the implementation of this aid. »;
(b) the following paragraph is inserted: ' 4. for the purposes of the financing of the investments provided for in annex II, Chapter 1, of this agreement, investment funds and financial and non-financial intermediaries established in South Africa are eligible. ''
3 article 5, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: "3. this Protocol does not preclude the South Africa to negotiate and sign one of the economic partnership agreements (EPAs) under part 3, title II, of the present agreement, if the other parties to this EPA consent.»
IN witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have affixed their signatures at the bottom of this agreement.
This agreement is open for signature in Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and then from 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 in the general Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.

FINAL Act the Plenipotentiaries of Majesty the King of the BELGIANS, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Bulgaria, PRESIDENT of the Czech Republic, from her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, the PRESIDENT of the Federal Republic of Germany, of PRESIDENT of the Republic of Estonia, of PRESIDENT of Ireland, the PRESIDENT of the Hellenic Republic, of his Majesty the King of Spain, of PRESIDENT of the French Republic , OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE GRAND DUKE OF LUXEMBOURG, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY, THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA The PRESIDENT of the Republic of Poland, PRESIDENT of the Republic of Portugal, of PRESIDENT of Romania, of PRESIDENT of the Republic of Slovenia, the PRESIDENT of the Slovak Republic, of the President of the Republic of Finland, the Government of Kingdom of Sweden, DE SA Majesty the Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, contracting parties to the Treaty on the Union European and to the Treaty on the functioning of the Union European hereinafter referred to as 'the Member States', and of the European UNION, hereinafter referred to as 'the Union' or 'the EU', on the one hand, and Plenipotentiary of PRESIDENT of the Republic of ANGOLA, of her Majesty the Queen of ANTIGUA and BARBUDA, the head of State of COMMONWEALTH of the BAHAMAS, of head of State of Barbados, of her Majesty the Queen of BELIZE, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of BENIN, of PRESIDENT of the Republic of BOTSWANA , THE PRESIDENT OF BURKINA FASO, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION OF THE COMOROS, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLANDS COOK, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CÔTE D'IVOIRE THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE OF ERITREA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC AND FEDERAL IN ETHIOPIA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI, THE PRESIDENT OF THE GABONESE REPUBLIC, OF THE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF STATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF GAMBIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF GRENADA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA-BISSAU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC COOPÉRATIVE DE GUYANA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI, THE HEAD OF STATE OF JAMAICA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KIRIBATI, OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE KINGDOM OF LESOTHO , THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MADAGASCAR, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALI, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC ISLAMIC OF MAURITANIA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE MAURITIUS, GOVERNMENT OF MICRONESIA FEDERATED STATES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE , OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAURU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NIGER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, THE GOVERNMENT OF NIUE, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU, FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT LUCIA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, THE HEAD OF STATE OF THE STATE INDEPENDENT OF SAMOA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SAO TOME AND PRINCIPLE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SENEGAL, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SIERRA LEONE, FOR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF THE SOLOMON ISLANDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC UNITED OF TANZANIA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC OF TIMOR-LESTE, THE PRESIDENT OF THE TOGOLESE REPUBLIC, HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF TONGA, OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF TUVALU, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA, THE GOVERNMENT

OF the Republic of VANUATU, the PRESIDENT of the Republic of Zambia, the Government of the Republic of ZIMBABWE, whose States are hereinafter referred to as «ACP States», on the other hand, met in Ouagadougou on 22 June two thousand and ten for the signature of the amending agreement, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of African States, the Caribbean and the Pacific on the one hand and the European Community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended a first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, were, at the time of signing the present agreement adopted the following declarations attached to this final act: Declaration I: Declaration on support for the access to the market in the context of the ACP partnership - EC;
Declaration II: Joint Declaration on migration and development (13);
Statement III: Statement of the European Union on the institutional changes resulting from the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon;
have also agreed that the following existing statements are due to the deletion of annex V, obsolete: Declaration XXII: Joint Declaration concerning agricultural products referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, point a), of annex V);
Declaration XXIII: Joint Declaration on access to the market in the context of the ACP - EC partnership;
Declaration XXIV: Joint Declaration on rice;
Declaration XXV: Joint Declaration on rum;
Declaration XXVI: Joint Declaration on beef;
Declaration XXVII: Joint Declaration on the arrangements for access to the markets of the french overseas departments of products originating in the ACP States referred to in article 1, paragraph 2, of annex V;
Declaration XXIX: Joint Declaration concerning the products covered by the common agricultural policy;
Statement XXX: Statement by ACP States under article 1 of annex V;
Declaration XXXI: Declaration of the community relating to article 5, paragraph 2, point a), of annex V;
Declaration XXXII: Joint Declaration on non-discrimination;
Declaration XXXIII: Declaration by the community concerning article 8, paragraph 3, of annex V;
Declaration XXXIV: Joint Declaration relating to article 12 of annex V;
Declaration XXXV: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V;
Declaration XXXVI: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V;
Declaration XXXVII: Joint Declaration relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the origin of fishery products;
Declaration XXXVIII: Declaration of the community relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the extent of territorial waters;
Declaration XXXIX: Declaration of ACP States relating to Protocol 1 of annex V on the origin of fishery products;
Declaration XL: Joint Declaration on the application of the rule relating to the tolerance value in the tuna sector;
Declaration XLI: Joint Declaration relating to article 6, paragraph 11, of Protocol 1 of annex V;
Declaration XLII: Joint Declaration on rules of origin: cumulation with South Africa;
Declaration XLIII: Joint Declaration on Annex 2 to Protocol 1 of annex V. in witness whereof, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have affixed their signatures at the bottom of this agreement.
This agreement is open for signature in Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and then from 1 July 2010 to 31 October 2010 in the general Secretariat of the Council of the European Union in Brussels.

DECLARATION I DECLARATION COMMUNE on A support in favour of the access to the market under the ACP - EC partnership the parties recognize the important value of preferential access to the market for ACP economies, especially for the sectors of commodities and other agribusiness sectors, which are of fundamental importance for the economic and social development of the ACP States and make a major contribution to employment export and revenue income.
The parties acknowledge that with support from the EU, some sectors have entered a process of transformation to enable ACP exporters concerned to compete on international markets and the EU, including through the development of branded products and other value-added products.
They also recognize that additional assistance might be necessary when a greater trade liberalization is likely to lead to a more profound alteration of conditions for access to the market for ACP producers. To this end, they agree to consider all necessary measures in order to maintain the competitive position of the ACP States on the EU market. This examination may include rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and the implementation of certain specific provisions living to remove supply-side constraints in the ACP States. The goal is to enable the ACP States to exploit their existing or potential comparative advantage on the EU market.
When assistance programs are developed and resources provided, the parties agree to conduct periodic evaluations to assess the progress and the results achieved and decide on appropriate additional measures to be implemented.
The Joint Ministerial Trade Committee monitors the implementation of the present Declaration and shall submit to the Council of the appropriate Ministers of reports and recommendations.
STATEMENT II statement municipality on MIGRATION and development (ARTICLE 13) the parties agree to strengthen and deepen their dialogue and their cooperation in the field of migration, based on the following three pillars of a comprehensive and balanced migration approach.
1. migration and development, including issues relating to diasporas, brain drain leaks and remittances.
2. the legal migration, including admission, mobility and the mobility of skills and services.
3. the illegal migration, including smuggling and trafficking of human beings humans and the border management and readmission.
Without prejudice to article 13, the parties undertake to implement the terms of this cooperation in the field of migration.
They agree also work to complete this dialogue in a timely manner and to report on progress at the next ACP Council - this.
Statement III statement of the European UNION on the institutional changes that may result from the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon has following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, December 1, 2009, the European Union overrides and succeeded the European Community and, from this date, shall enjoy all rights and assumes all obligations of the Community European. Therefore, references to the European Community in the text of the agreement agree, where appropriate, as references to the European Union.
The European Union will propose to the ACP States an exchange of letters for the purpose of the text of the agreement in accordance with the institutional changes resulting from the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in the European Union.

List of signatories to a treaty agreement amending, for the second time, the partnership agreement between the members of the Group of States in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, on the one hand, and the community and its Member States, on the other hand, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 and amended a first time in Luxembourg on 25 June 2005, and the final act opened for signature at Ouagadougou on June 22, 2010 and in Brussels from July 1 to October 31, 2010 States/OrganisationsDate authentificationType of consentementDate Consentemententree local force Africa of africa27/09/2010Notification17/04/2013 ALLEMAGNE22/06/2010indetermine ANGOLA22/06/2010Notification18/05/2012 ANTIGUA and BARBUDA27/10/2010indetermine AUTRICHE22/06/2010indetermine BAHAMAS09/08/2010Notification30/10/2012 BARBADE22/06/2010Notification20/09/2012 BELGIQUE22/06/2010Ratification14/01/2013 BOTSWANA22/06/2010Notification14/03/2012 BULGARIE22/06/2010Notification11/12/2013 BURKINA FASO22/06/2010Notification09. 08/2012 BURUNDI22/06/2010indetermine BELIZE24/09/2010Notification27/09/2012 BENIN21/10/2010Notification12/11/2012 CAMEROUN22/06/2010Notification23/10/2012 Cape Verde (Islands) 22/06/2010indetermine26/04/2013 CHYPRE22/06/2010indetermine COMORES29/10/2010indetermine CONGO (REP. Democratic) 22/06/2010Notification19/09/2013 COOK Islands 30/09/2010Notification24/10/2012 rating IVOIRE22/06/2010indetermine DANEMARK22/06/2010Notification09/11/2011 DJIBOUTI22/06/2010indetermine Dominican REPUBLIQUE22/06/2010Notification10/09/2012 DOMINIQUE20/10/2010Notification11/10/2011 ERYTHREE22/06/2010indetermine Spain.22/06/2010Notification24/01/2013 ESTONIE08/07/2010Notification30/08/2011 ETHIOPIE22/06/2010indetermine25/02/2013 FIDJI22/06/2010Notification31/10/2012 FINLANDE22/06/2010Notification28/01/2011 FRANCE22/06/2010indetermine27/02/2013 GABON22/06/2010Notification25/10/2012 GAMBIE30/09/2010Notification07/11/2012 GHANA22. 06/11/2012 2010Notification28 2010indetermine-07-austria14 2010indetermine-06-GRENADE22 GUINEE22/06/2010Notification28/06/2012 Guinea-BISSAU28/10/2010indetermine GUYANA22/06/2010Notification08/02/2011 HAITI22/06/2010indetermine HONGRIE02/09/2010Notification03/10/2012 Islands SALOMON22/06/2010Notification24/03/2011 IRLANDE22/06/2010Notification15/11/2012 ITALIE22/06/2010Notification31/01/2012 JAMAIQUE22/06/2010Notification05/01/2012 KENYA22/06/2010Notification07/11/2012

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