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Analytical Studies

G7/G8 Commitments and Their Significance
G8 Research Group, University of Toronto
July 22, 2001

Prepared by Professor John Kirton, Dr. Ella Kokotsis, and Diana Juricevic



  Number of Commitments (Significance)
  Naples
1994a
Okinawa
2000
Genoa
2001
G7 Statement 27 12 (43%) 10 (40%)
World Economy -   1
Trade -   2
Financial System - 3 5
HIPC - 4 2
Financial Abuse - 3 0
Nuclear Safety/Ukraine - 2 0
Fatality Regret - - 0
Regional Issues - 2 (Balkans) 2 (33%)
Middle East - 2 0
Africa - 2 2 (75%)
Okinawa Charter on GIS - 54  
G8 Communiqué - 97 (45%; n=70) 43
World Economy - 1 0
Education -   7
Information/Communications Technology - 3 3
Development - 15 12
Debt Relief and Beyond - 5 5
Health - 15 3
Employment - 0 1
Trade - 4 0
Cultural Diversity - 2 0
Crime and Drugs - 18 2
Ageing - 6 0
Biotechnology/Food Safety - 3 2
Environment (Human Genome/Energy) - 11 9
Conflict Prevention - 3 0
Disarmament, Nonproliferation, Arms Control - 7 0
Terrorism - 4 0
G7 + G8 Communiqué - 82a (44%) 53

a. In Naples 1994, only the G7 met.
b. 82 = 12 + 70

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