ACP Parliamentary Assembly & ACP-Eu Joint Parliamentary Assembly
Starts: Monday, 19 December, 2016 07:00am
Ends: Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 02:00pm
The Parliament of Kenya will be hosting the 44th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and the 32nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly from 19-21 December, 2016 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi. It is expected that there will be approximately 500 participants, who are Members of Parliament, drawn from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries as well as the European Union (EU) Member States.
His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya will officially open the 32nd Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly on December 19, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) was created out of a common desire to bring together the elected representatives of the European Community - the Members of the European Parliament (EP) - and the elected representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have signed the Cotonou Agreement.
The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly is a democratic, parliamentary institution which aims to promote and defend democratic processes in order to guarantee the right of people to choose their own development objectives and how to attain them. It also aims at promoting the interdependence of North and South.
A substantial part of the work of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly is directed towards promoting human rights and democracy and the common values of humanity. The JPA has produced joint commitments undertaken within the framework of the UN conference