The Cotonou Agreement recognizes the specific challenges faced by less developed countries, landlocked countries and islands in their economic development. As a result, these countries receive more favourable treatment than other OACPS Member States. The text of the Cotonou agreement was updated in 2005 and 2010, but not the lists, although the actual list of LDCs has changed within the meaning of the United Nations: Cabo Verde adopted LDC status in December 2007, while Senegal gained status in 2001 and East Timor in 2003. The following lists should therefore not be considered as the lists of amgno-PMA and OACPS islands (some islands are also not included). Many small island developing states are OACPS countries; the fourth Lomé Convention was revised in Mauritius in 1995 and pays particular attention to the island states in that convention. Appendix VI of the Cotonou Agreement lists the following names: In the amended version (revised) by Decisions of the Council of Ministers adopted in 1992-11-26, in force in 1992-11-26, and 2003-11-28, which came into force 2003-11-28. . Membership of the ACP group is carried out in accordance with Article 28, paragraph 1, of this convention. contribute to the development of broader and closer economic, political and cultural relations between developing countries and, to this end, cooperation between ACP countries, including trade, science and technology, industry, transport and communications, education, training and research, information and communication. environment, demographics and human resources; In addition, the Council of Ministers convenes, if necessary, meetings of ACP ministers, who are responsible for the various aspects of the ACP group. Recognising the importance of solidarity and unity in cooperation between ACP states; The revised agreement makes substantial changes to the organization, including a name change from the ACP group to the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS) organization. The agreement was approved by member states at the 110th session of the ACP Council of Ministers and then approved by ACP heads of state and government at the 9th Nairobi Summit in Kenya in December 2019 on the Nairobi Nguvu Ya Pamoja Declaration. At the summit, Member States were invited to sign or ratify the revised agreement.
The Secretary-General recruits, in accordance with the Staff Statute of the ACP Secretariat, on the basis of merit, qualifications, skills and integrity. In addition, the addition of staff reflects, as far as possible, a balanced and balanced representation of the acp states. joins the current ACP-CE partnership agreement. If the Secretary-General does not resume his duties at the end of a sixty-day period from the start date of the temporary exercise of the duties of Deputy Secretary-General, the Council of Ministers will decide on the solution of the situation at its next session.