37th G8 summit
The Deauville summit of the Group of Eight (G8) was the 37th meeting in a series which began in 1976.
|Core G8 members
Host nation and leader are indicated in bold text.
|Canada||Stephen Harper||Prime Minister|
|Italy||Silvio Berlusconi||Prime Minister|
|Japan||Naoto Kan||Prime Minister|
|United Kingdom||David Cameron||Prime Minister|
|United States||Barack Obama||President|
|European Commission||Jose Manuel Barroso||President|
|European Council||Herman Van Rompuy||President|
Invited leaders [change]
Other national leaders are traditionally invited to attend the summit. They participate in some, but not all, G8 summit activities. African leaders who came to Deauville included:
- Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President
- Egypt Essam Sharaf, Prime Minister
- Ethiopia Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister
- Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President
- Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, President
- South Africa Jacob Zuma, President
- Tunisia Beji Caid el Sebsi, Prime Minister
Also invited were:
- Arab League Amr Moussa, Chairman
- African Union (AU) Jean Ping, Chairman
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General
Schedule and Agenda [change]
Traditionally, the host country of the G8 summit sets the agenda. French general priorities included peace and security.
Discussions included some issues which remained unresolved from previous summits.
Some of the specific topics on the agenda were:
- G8 + Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA);
- The Internet: new challenges
- Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
- The G8's Partnership with Africa
- Transatlantic Cocaine Trafficking
- G8 political and security issues
World events caused the list of topics to grow, including
- Fukushima nuclear accident
- European debt crisis
- Selection of a new managing director for the International Monetary Fund
Protesters and demonstrations [change]
Business opportunity [change]
According to the Mayor of Deauville, "Our main interest is the economic implications."
For some, the G8 summit became a profit-generating event. For example, the G8 Summit magazines have been published under the auspices of the host nations for distribution to all attendees since 1998.
Related pages [change]
- Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), "G8 Summit 2011 in Deauville"; retrieved 2012-5-21.
- G20/G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Previous summits" section); retrieved 2012-5-21
- G20-G8 France 2011, What is G8? ("Language" section); retrieved 2012-5-21.
- US Dept. of State, G8 Frequently Asked Questions ("How does the G8 work?" section); retrieved 2012-5-21.
- Rieffel, Lex. "Regional Voices in Global Governance: Looking to 2010 (Part IV)," Brookings (US). 27 March 2009; retrieved 13 February 2011
- "G8 highlights euro debt risk to world economy," Independent (UK). May 26, 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Wintour, Patrick. "G8 summit: UK offers Egypt and Tunisia £110m to Boost Democracy,: Guardian (UK). 26 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Brost, Marc and Jörg Lau. "Ab in die Ecke," Die Zeit (Germany). 26 Mai 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26
- "Deauville, Berlusconi a Obama: da noi dittatura dei giudici di sinistra," Corriere della Sera (Italy). 27 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-27
- Tang Danlu. "EU leaders meet press before G8 summit," Xinhua (PRC). 27 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-27
- "AU demands end to NATO Libya strikes," Agence France Presse (AFP), 26 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26
- Bejot, Jean-Pierre. "Les bons élèves de la « démocratie » africaine invités au bord de la mer par Nicolas Sarkozy," La Dépêche Diplomatique Afrique (Senegal). 25 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-27
- MacCormaic, Ruadhán. "G8 summit set to approve aid package for Tunisia and Egypt," Irish Times (Eire). 26 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-27
- Babalola, Jide. "Ki-Moon in Nigeria to push health campaign," The Nation (Nigeria). 23 May 2011; 2011-05-27
- G20/G8 France 2011, "The priorities of the French Presidency"
- Kaur, Hardev. "G20 leaders must deliver on their promises," The New Straits Times (Malaysia). 20 February 2009.
- G20/G8 France 2011, Afghanistan; retrieved 13 February 2011
- Karabell, Zachary. "On the Heels of Revolution, Economic Realities Arrive," New York Times (US). May 25, 2011; G20/G8 France 2011, "G8 + BMENA"; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011, Internet challenges; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011,Non-proliferation/WMDs; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011, G8 + Partnership with Africa; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011, Cocaine trafficking; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011, Counter-terrorism; retrieved 13 February 2011
- G20/G8 France 2011,Political and security issues; retrieved 13 February 2011
- Jessop-Kolesnikov, Sonia. "As G-8 Meets, Asian Leaders Seek a Bigger Role," New York Times (US). May 25, 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Erlanger, Steven and Liz Alderman. "Euro Crisis Looms for Group of 8," New York Times (US). May 25, 2011; retrieved 2011-05-26.
- MacCormaic, Ruadhán. "G8 summit set to approve aid package for Tunisia and Egypt," Irish Times
- Crispian Balmer and Kevin Liffey. "Q+A: Election defeat poses problems for Sarkozy," Reuters (UK). 21 March 2010; retrieved 13 February 2011
- Haddadi, Anissa. "Obama in Deauville tomorrow: Farewell to the UK and Hello anti G8 Protesters," International Business Times (UK). 25 May 2011; retrieved 2011-05-27
- Schuetze, "A French Town"; retrieved 2011-05-26
- Prestige Media: "official" G8 Summit magazine; retrieved 13 February 2011
Other websites [change]
- Media related to 37th G8 summit at Wikimedia Commons
- University of Toronto: G8 Information Centre
- G20-G8 France 2011, official website
- Parliament.uk, Graphic shows G8 in context
36th G8 summit
|37th G8 summit
38th G8 summit