ACP - A strong partner for “a new, fair and more equitable world order“

Excellency Ambassador Léonard-Emile Ognimba, Assistant Secretary-General of Political Affairs and Human Development, has represented the ACP group worldwide since 2015. His areas of responsibility include all kinds of cultural affairs between the member states, migration and its causes, prevention and assistance in the event of environmental disasters and, above all, improving the living conditions of people in the slums. Hon. Ognimba has many years of experience in both diplomatic and international policy areas. Before joining ACP as Ambassador, he represented the Republic of Congo in South Africa and held various positions with the African Union (OAU). Over the course of his career, he has visited and worked in a large number of countries throughout the African continent, dealing with sensitive issues related to conflict situations, international legal disputes, and human rights. Hon. Ognimba comes from the Republic of Congo, was born and raised in the capital Brazzaville and now lives in Brussels.

The Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) is an international organisation, which guarantees cooperation between 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. It is primarily concerned with the sustainable development of its member states and their integration into the world economy. Within its mandate, the organisation assumes decisive advisory functions, provides the member states with guidance on relevant political decisions and coordinates their implementation. In this way, ACP wants to create a fairer world order in which poorer countries in particular can participate. Slum upgrading is a cornerstone and a central concern of the organisation.