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Background

When governments in the ACP countries came up with a development partnership with the European Union (EU) years back they did not include local government (LG). In theory local governments were assumed to participate in ACP-EU development cooperation. In practice this was not the case.

19/08/2009

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Establishment of the Platform

In May 2001 – during the 35th World Conference of the International Union of Local Authorities [IULA] held in Rio de Janeiro – a general meeting of ACP delegates formally established the ACP Local Government Platform, thereafter called the Platform, a representative structure to defend the interests of local governments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific in ACP-EU cooperation.

19/08/2009

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Future direction

Given its journey so far, its various achievements in the face of difficult challenges, the October 2018 General Assembly (G.A.) agreed unanimously to continue the journey and to strengthen the Platform especially in view of ensuring the inclusion of ACP-LG interests in the post-2020 ACP-EU cooperation agreement and therefore mandated the Board to undertake a strategic review of the Platform with the view of strengthening it, and in particular its membership and governance structures and to address the issue of financial sustainability. The main conclusions of the 22-23 October 2018 G.A. and Board meetings are contained in the Platform newsletter N° 52 available on its website.

19/08/2009

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Achievements of the Platform so far

The resources from the various donors and the support from the members have provided enhanced capacity for the ACP-LG Platform through its technical, communication and promotional activities to provide valuable services to ACP-LG and to promote their role and better involvement in ACP-EU cooperation.

17/09/2019

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Principal Officers of the Platform

Meeting on 22/10/2018, the General Assembly (G.A.) took note, for all intents and purposes, that the mandate of the 3 Administrators – who were nominated for a 2-year term during the constitution of the association, and whose mandate has not been renewed – ended on 12/10/2008.

18/09/2019