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G7/8 Documents by Type, 1975–2018

Brittaney Warren
August 25, 2019

For the purposes of this table, a communiqué is defined as a declaration, statement or other form of outcome document that was negotiated by all G7/8 leaders and agreed on by consensus, and issued at a summit. A chair's summary is defined as a statement or summary issued by the summit chair that provides an overview of the decisions but allows the chair the prerogative to express views that may not have been agreed to by all summit participants.

Summit No. of communiqués Title of communiqué No. of chair's summaries Title of chair's summary
1975 Rambouillet 1 Declaration of Rambouillet    
1976 San Juan 1 Joint Declaration of the International Conference    
1977 London 1 Declaration: Downing Street Summit Conference (including Appendix)    
1978 Bonn 2 Declaration; Statement on Air-Hikacking    
1979 Tokyo 2 Declaration; Special Statement of the Summit on Indochinese Refugees    
1980 Venice 5 Declaration; Statement on the Taking of Diplomatic Hostages; Statement on Refugees; Political Topics (Afghanistan); Statement on Hijacking    
1981 Ottawa 2 Declaration of the Ottawa Summit; Ottawa Summit Statement on Terrorism 1 Chairman's Summary of Political Issues
1982 Versailles 2 Declaration; Statement on Lebanon    
1983 Williamsburg 2 Declaration on Economic Recovery; Declaration on Security    
1984 London 1 The London Economic Declaration; Declaration on International Terrorism; Declaration on East-West Relations and Arms Control 1 The Iraq-Iran Conflict (Statement by Chair)
1985 Bonn 2 Bonn Economic Declaration: Towards Sustained Growth and Higher Employment; Political Declaration on the 40th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War    
1986 Tokyo 4 Tokyo Economic Declaration; Statement on International Terrorism; Statement on the Implications of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident; Tokyo Declaration: Looking Forward to a Better Future    
1987 Venice 4 Venezia Economic Declaration; Statement on East-West Relations; Statement on Terrorism; Statement on Iraq-Iran War and Freedom of Navigation in the Gulf 3 Chairman's Summary of Political Issues; Chairman's Statement on AIDS; Chairman's Statement on Drugs
1888 Toronto 2 Economic Declaration; Political Declaration Security Democracy 1 Chairman's Summary of Political Issues
1989 Paris 4 Economic Declaration; Declaration on China; Declaration on East-West Relations; Declaration on Human Rights; Declaration on Terrorism;    
1990 Houston 3 Houston Economic Declaration; Political Declaration Securing Democracy; Statement on Transnational Issue    
1991 London 3 Economic Declaration Building World Partnership; Political Declaration Strengthening the International Order; Declaration on Conventional Arms Transfer and NBC Non-proliferation    
1992 Munich 3 Working Together for Growth and a Safer World; Political Declaration Shaping the New Partnership; Declaration on Former Yugoslavia 1 Chairman's Statement
1993 Tokyo 2 Economic Declaration A Strengthened Commitment to Jobs and Growth; Political Declaration Striving for a More Secure and Humane World    
1994 Naples 1 Summit Communiqué; 1 Chairman's Statement
1995 Halifax 2 Summit Communiqué; Statement Regarding the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia 1 Chairman's Statement (with Russia)
1996 Lyon 4 Economic Communiqué; Declaration on Terrorism; Decisions Concerning Bosnia and Herzogovina; A New Partnership for Development 1 Chairman's Statement: Toward Greater Security and Stability in a More Cooperative World
1997 Denver 4 Communiqué; Confronting Global Economic and Financial Challenges; Statement on Bosnia and Herzegovina; Statement on Cambodia;    
1998 Birmingham 6 Communiqué; Drugs and International Crime; Statement on Northern Ireland; Political Statement Regional Issues; Statement on the World Economy; Response by the Presidency on Behalf of the G8 to the Jubilee 2000 Petition 1 Chairman's Statement;
1999 Köln 4 Communiqué; Statement on Regional Issues; Köln Charter: Aims and Ambitions for Lifelong Learning; G7 Statement    
2000 Okinawa 5 Communiqué; Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society; Statement on Korean Peninsula; Statement on Regional Issues; G7 Statement    
2001 Genoa 7 Final Communiqué; Genoa Plan for Africa; Statement on the Middle East; Statement on Regional Issues; Statement by G8 Leaders (Death in Genoa); Communiqué; G7 Statement;    
2002 Kananaskis 6 Statement: Delivering on the Promise of the Enhanced HIPC Initiative; Statement: The G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction; G8 Africa Action Plan; A New Focus on Education for All; Russia's Role in the G8; Cooperative G8 Action on Transport Security 1 Chair's Summary
2003 Evian 14 Water: A G8 Action Plan; Health: A G8 Action Plan; Action Against Famine Especially in Africa – A G8 Action Plan; Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction – A G8 Action Plan; Building International Political Will and Capacity to Combat Terrorism – A G8 Action Plan; Marine Environment and Tanker Safety: A G8 Action Plan; Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: A G8 Action Plan; Enhance Transport Security and Control of Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS): A G8 Action Plan; Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A G8 Declaration; Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction Securing Radioactive Sources: A G8 Statement; Fostering Growth and Promoting a Responsible Market Economy; Co-operative Action on Trade; Co-operative G8 Action on Trade; Fighting Corruption and Improving Transparency: A G8 Declaration    
2004 Sea Island 19 Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: "3r" Action Plan and Progress on Implementation; Fighting Corruption and Improving Transparency; A New Partnership between the G8 and Nicaragua; A New Partnership between the G8 and Georgia; A New Partnership between the G8 and Nigeria; A New Partnership between the G8 and Peru;  Debt Sustainability for the Poorest; G8 Commitment to Help Stop Polio Fever; Ending the Cycle of Famine in the Horn of Africa, Raising Agricultural Productivity and Promoting Rural Development in Food Insecure Countries; G8 Action Plan: Expanding Global Capability for Peace Support Operations; G8 Action to Endorse and Establish a Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise; G8 Statement on Sudan; G8 Statement: Gaza Withdrawal and the Road Ahead to Mideast Peace; G8 Secure and Facilitated International Travel Initiative (SAFTI); G8 Action Plan on Nonproliferation; G8 Plan of Support for Reform; G8 Leaders' Statement on Trade; G8 Action Plan: Applying the Power of Entrepreneurship to the Eradication of Poverty; Partnership for Progress and a Common Future with the Region of the Broader Middle East and North Africa 1 Chair's Summary
2005 Gleneagles 13 Africa; Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development; Gleneagles Plan of Action: Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development; Global Economy and Oil; Trade; Reducing IPR Piracy and Counterfeiting through More Effective Enforcement; Middle East Peace Process; G8 Statement on Non-Proliferation; Iraq; Statement by the G8 and African Union: Sudan; G8 Response to the Indian Ocean Disaster, and Future Action on Disaster Risk Reduction; Partnership for Progress and a Common Future with the Broader Middle East and North Africa Region (BMENA); G8 Statement on Counter-Terrorism; Highlights (of the Africa document) 1 Chair's Summary
2006 St. Petersburg 14 Fight Against Infectious Diseases (with annex); Global Energy Security (with St. Petersburg Plan of Action Global Energy Security); Education for Innovative Society in the 21st Century; Update on Africa (with annex); Fighting High-Level Corruption (with annex); Combating IPR Piracy and Counterfeiting; Trade; G8 Summit Declaration on Counter-Terrorism; G8 Statement on Strengthening the UN's Counter-Terrorism Program; G8 Declaration on Cooperation and the Future Action in Stabilization and Reconstruction; Statement on Non-Proliferation; Middle East; Report on the G8 Global Partnership (excluding annex); Statement by the G8 and the Outreach Leaders and the Heads of International Organizations 1 Chair's Summary
2007 Heiligendamm 9 Growth and Responsibility in the World Economy; Growth and Responsibility in Africa; Heiligendamm Statement on Non-Proliferation; G8 Summit Statement on Sudan/Darfur; G8 Summit Statement on Counter Terrorism: Security in the Era of Globalization; Report on G8 Support to the UN Counter-Terrorism Efforts; Report on the G8 Global Partnership; Joint Statement by the German G8 Presidency and Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa; Declaration on Trade; 1 Chair's Summary;
2008 Hokkaido 5 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Leaders Declaration; Leaders Statement on Global Food Security; Leaders Statement on Counter-Terrorism; Leaders Statement on Zimbabwe; Declaration of Leaders Meeting of Major Economies on Energy Security and Climate Change 1 Chair's Summary
2009 L'Aquila 8 Leaders Declaration: Responsible Leadership for a Sustainable Future; Political Issues; L'Aquila Statement on Non-Proliferation; Declaration on Counter Terrorism; Joint G8 and G5 Statement: Promoting the Global Agenda; Declaration of the Leaders: The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; A Stronger G8 Africa Session at the G8 L'Aquila Summit; L'Aquila Joint Statement on Global Food Security: L'Aquila Food Security Initiative 2 Chair's Summary of the G8 Africa Session at the G8 L'Aquila Summit; Chair's Summary
2010 Muskoka 2 Muskoka Declaration: Recovery and New Beginnings (including Annex I and II); Leaders' Statement on Countering Terrorism;    
2011 Deauville 5 Declaration: Renewed Commitment for Freedom and Democracy; Declaration of the G8 on the Arab Springs; G8/Africa Joint Declaration: Shared Values, Shared Responsibilities; The Deauville Partnership: Helping the Arab Countries in their Transition to Free and Democratic Societies; Declaration on Non-proliferation and Disarmament    
2012 Camp David 3 Camp David Declaration; Statement by the G8 on Global Oil Markets; Declaration on Non-proliferation and Disarmament for 2012;    
2013 Lough Erne 4 Leaders' Communiqué; Lough Erne Declaration; Open Data Charter; Open Data Charter: Annex    
2014 Brussels 1 Declaration    
2015 Elmau 2 Declaration; Annex to the Leaders' Declaration    
2016 Ise-Shima 7 Leaders' Declaration; Principles for Promoting Quality Infrastructure Investment; Vision for Global Health; Guiding Principles for Capacity Building of Women and Girls; Action to Fight Corruption; Action Plan on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism; Principles and Actions on Cyber    
2017 Taormina 4 Leaders' Communiqué; Roadmap for a Gender-Responsive Economic Environment; People-Centred Action Plan on Innovation, Skills and Labour; Statement on the Fight Against Terrorism and Violent Extremism    
2018 Charlevoix 8 The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communiqué, Charlevoix Commitment on Equality and Economic Growth, Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development, Charlevoix Common Vision for the Future of Artificial Intelligence, Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries, Charlevoix Commitment to End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Abuse and Harassment in Digital Contexts, Charlevoix Commitment on Defending Democracy from Foreign Threats, Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities, G7 Oceans Plastics Charter    
Total 203   19  
Average 4.6   0.43  
Canada's Total 16   3  
Canada's Average 0.26   0.1  


Note on Canadian Hosting: At Ottawa 1981, the leaders produced a Chairman's Summary on Political Issues. This was the first time a Chair's Summary was produced. The 1981 Summit also produced two consensus documents. Both the 1988 Toronto Summit and the 1995 Halifax Summit had the same results. One Chairman's Summary of Political Issues and two consensus documents were produced at each of these summits, with the latter (1995 Halifax) Chair's Summary including Russia. At Kananaskis in 2002 a Chair's Summary and six consensus documents were produced. And at Muskoka in 2010, for the first time, no Chair's Summary was released. Muskoka did, however, produce two consensus documents.

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