Going Beyond Rhetoric: Ensuring that EPAs Deliver Real Development

On the occasion of quadrennial meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII) in Accra, Ghana, CUTS Africa Resource Centre (CUTS ARC), Nairobi organised an event entitled, ‘Going Beyond Rhetoric: Ensuring that EPAs Deliver Real Development’ on April 18, 2008.

The event discussed the development perspective of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), so far, initialled between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries with a view of providing options for way forward in a manner that reflects both ACP’s national and regional interests so as to ensure that the EPAs go beyond the rhetoric of sustainable development to becoming real tools for development. Messages and recommendations from this meeting will feed into the UNCTAD XII Civil Society Forum.

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