26th G8 summit

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2000 G8 "family photo" at Bankoku Shinryokan. From left to right: Giuliano Amato, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, Bill Clinton, Yoshiro Mori, Jacques Chirac, and Jean Chrétien.

The 26th G8 Summit was a meeting in 2000 for the leaders of Canada, the European Commission, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.[1]

This meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) was the 26th meeting in a series which began in 1976. The G8 and the summit are part of a "consultative process and not an international organization".[2]

The meeting took place in Japan at Naha on the sothern island of Okinawa. The international group of leaders were together from July 21-23, 2000.

Core participants[change | edit source]

The participants were the "core members" of the group:[3]

Core G8 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
Member Represented by Title
Canada Canada Jean Chrétien [4] Prime Minister
France France Jacques Chirac [5] President
Germany Germany Gerhard Schröder [6] Chancellor
Italy Italy Giuliano Amato [7] Prime Minister
Japan Japan Yoshiro Mori [8] Prime Minister
Russia Russia Vladimir Putin [9] President
United Kingdom United Kingdom Tony Blair [10] Prime Minister
United States United States Bill Clinton [11] President
European Union European Commission Romano Prodi [12] President

Agenda[change | edit source]

Global health first appeared as an international agenda issue at this meeting.[13]

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

2000 yen note which features Okinawa landmark was issued in honor of G8 summit
  1. "The Group of Eight: what is it?" Reuters. July 3, 2008; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  2. G20-G8 France 2011, "What is G8?"; retrieved 2012-3-16.
  3. Rieffel, Lex. "Regional Voices in Global Governance: Looking to 2010 (Part IV)," Brookings. March 27, 2009; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  4. Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Chrétien; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  5. MOFA: Chirac; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  6. MOFA: Schröder; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  7. MOFA: Amato; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  8. MOFA: Mori; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  9. MOFA: Putin; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  10. MOFA: Blair; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  11. MOFA: Clinton; G-8 delegations; retrieved 2012-2-10.
  12. MOFA: Prodi; G-8 delegations; Delegation of the European Union to Japan, "EU and the G8 & G20"; retrieved 2012-5-21.
  13. Kurokawa, Kyoshi et al. "Italian G8 Summit: a critical juncture for global health," The Lancet (British Medical Association). Vol. 373, Issue 9663 (14 February 2009), pp. 526-527; retrieved 2012-2-10.

Other websites[change | edit source]

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Preceded by
25th G8 summit
26th G8 summit
Okinawa

2000
Succeeded by
27th G8 summit