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What's New
in the G8

G7 foreign ministers issue joint communiqué and statements on non-proliferation and cyberspace, Lucca, April 11, 2017

G7 energy ministers issue chair's summary, Rome, April 10, 2017

G7 culture ministers issue joint declaration on culture as an instrument for dialogue, in English and Italian, Florence, March 30, 2017

Italy announces G7 transport ministers will meet in Calgiari on June 21-22, 2017, February 16, 2017

Italy launches official website of the 2017 Taormina Summit, February 8, 2017

Italy releases schedule of 2017 ministerial meetings, including environment, energy, health, ICT, labour, science and more

First meeting of the G7 Ise-Shima Cyber Group, October 14, 2016

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors issue G7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector, October 11, 2016

G7 transport ministers issue declarations on infrastructure and on technology for roads and automobiles, September 24, 2016

G7 health ministers' Kobe Communiqué, September 12, 2016

G7 finance mnisters and central bankers issue statement on UK referendum, June 24, 2016

G7 leaders issue Ise-Shima Leaders Declaration and statements on cyber, health, anticorruption and more, May 27, 2016

G7 finance ministers release G7 Action Plan on Combatting the Financing of Terrorism, May 21, 2016

Ise-Shima Progress Report released, May 20, 2016

G7 science and technology ministers issue communiqué with two attachments, Tsukuba, Japan, May 17, 2016

G7 environment ministers issue communiqué, Toyama, Japan, May 16, 2016

G7 education ministers issue G7 Kurashiki Declaration and Guiding Principle of G7 Education Ministers, Okayama, May 15, 2016

G7 energy ministers issue statement and Progress Report on Energy Sector Support for Ukraine, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, May 2, 2016

G7 ICT ministers issue declaration and charter, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, April 30, 2016

G7 agriculture ministers' declaration, Niigata, April 24, 2016

G7 foreign ministers issue joint communique and declarations on nonproliferation and maritime security, Hiroshima, April 11, 2016

G7 Ambassadors meet with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, March 29, 2016

Japan publishes agenda for the Ise-Shima Summit, March 31, 2016

G7 Ambassadors statement on the detention of Nadiya Savchenko, March 15, 2016

G7 Ukraine Support Group meeting and statements since May 2015

Japan launches official website for the Ise-Shima Summit, January 3, 2015

G7 Ukraine Support Group ambassadors issue statement on Ukraine, December 22, 2015

G7 foreign ministers' report on preventing sexual violence in conflict, November 25, 2015

G7 science ministers' communiqué, Berlin, October 9, 2015

G7 health ministers' declaration, Berlin, October 9, 2015

Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Examples of Best-Practices of the G7 Countries, October 9, 2015

G7 Transport Ministers' Statements, Frankfurt, September 17, 2015

Japan announces more ministerial meetings for 2016

Japan announces locations for 2016 foreign and finance ministerals

G7 health ministers meeting, Berlin, October 8–9, 2015

G7 science and technology ministers meeting, Berlin, October 8–9, 2015

Japan announces that the Shima Summit will take place on May 26-27, 2016

G7 Elmau Summit declaration and annex, along with related documents, June 8, 2015

Japan announces 2016 summit will take place in Shima, June 5, 2015

G7 finance ministers meeting, Dresden, May 27-29, 2015: Transcript of statements by Wolfgang Schäuble and Jens Weidman

G7 Elmau Progress Report on Biodiversity, May 22, 2015

G7 Hamburg Initiative for Sustainable Energy Security, May 12, 2015

G7 foreign ministers communiqué, Lübeck, April 15, 2015

Beyond Ebola: A G7 Agenda to Help Prevent Future Crises and Enhance Security in Africa, Lübeck, April 15, 2015

G7 foreign ministers declaration on maritime safety, Lübeck, April 15, 2015

G7 Statement on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Lübeck, April 15, 2015

G7 foreign ministers meet in Lübeck, April 14-15, 2015

G7 Finance Ministers' Statement on Ukraine, March 4, 2015

G7 Leaders Statement on Ukraine, February 13, 2015

German cabinet agrees on program and key topics announced for 2015 Elmau Summit, November 19, 2014

Germany will host the G7 Elmau Summit on June 7-8, 2015

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Official Documents

(see also Russia's G8 website,
which has translations of documents from 1997 to 2005)

Official Documents

Gleneagles Summit, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 6-8, 2005
See also Russia's G8 website


Sea Island Summit, Georgia, United States, June 8-10, 2004
See also Russia's G8 website


Evian-les-Bains, France, June 1-3, 2003
See also Russia's G8 website


Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, June 12-13, 2002 (Foreign Ministers Meeting)

Ofitsial'noe Zayavlenie Glavi Kanadksoi Storoni Na Zasedanii Ministrov Inostrannih Del, 13 Iyunya, 2002 goda (Neofitsial'niy perevod)
[Canadian Chair's Statement, June 13, 2002]


Kananaskis, British Columbia, Canada, June 26-27, 2002
See also Russia's G8 website


Denver, Colorado, United States, June 20-22, 1997
See also Russia's G8 website

  • Kommunike, 22 iyunya, 1997 goda (Neofitsial'ny perevod)
    [Communiqué, June 22, 1997]


Rambouillet, France, November 15-17, 1975

  • Deklaratsiya, 17 noiabr, 1975 goda (Neofitsial'niy perevod)
    [Declaration, November 17, 1975]


Analytical Studies


Other Documents


What's New
in G8 Research

2016 G7 Ise-Shima Interim Compliance Report now available, April 15, 2017

Sarah Richardson: How Brexit's Article 50 Will Affect G7 and G20 Summitry in 2017, April 3, 2017

Brittaney Warren: Trump's Executive Order: A New Energy Era, April 3, 2017

Chiara Oldani: Governing Global Derivatives: G7/G20 Progress, Problem, Possibilities, March 20, 2017

Sophie Barnett: EU Leaders in Malta: Addressing Migration Ahead of Taormina, February 1, 2017

John Kirton: Xi Jinping's Global leadership at Davos 2017, January 8, 2017

Chiara Oldani: Italy's New-Old Government, December 21, 2016

Chiara Oldani: The First Days of Italy's New Prime Minister, December 12, 2016

Chiara Oldani: A Tough Start to Italy's Year as G7 Host, December 5, 2016

Chiara Oldani: Italy, China and Sardinia, November 24, 2016

Hanh Nguyen: Climate Finance under the New U.S. Presidency, November 23, 2016

Brittaney Warren: Trump and Climate Change: From COP22 to the G7, November 18, 2016

John Kirton in Bantang: Could China Lead the G20 in Combating Non-communicable Diseases?, November 18, 2016

Julia Kulik: G7 Leaders' Reactions to the U.S. Election: Looking Ahead to a Summit with President Trump, November 17, 2016

John Kirton: The G7's Merkel and Trudeau React to Trump, November 12, 2016

John Kirton: President Trump Meets the G7 and the G20, November 11, 2016

John Kirton: Prospects for Italy's G7 Taormina Summit 2017, October 7, 2016

Sarah Beard takes over summit studies chair from Michael Humeniuk, July 2016

Maria Marchyshyn: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, July 17, 2016

John Kirton: The South China Sea Dispute from Japan's G7 to China's G20 Summit, July 7, 2016

John Kirton: China's G20 Leadership, available from Routledge

Julia Kulik: G7 Performance on Gender Equality at Ise-Shima, June 7, 2016

Sarah Burton: Do Ambitious G7 Commitments Secure Less Compliance?, June 3, 2016

Watch a short video about the G7 Research Group's compliance report, by Ginger Vaughn and Liz Noh

Where next for the G7?

Media Analysis of the G7 and the 2015 Schloss Elmau Summit, May 27, 2016

Giorgia Ponti: Renzi and the G7, May 28, 2016

Justin Trudeau's "Countries Thrive When All Citizens Are Treated Fairly" in English, Japanese and Chinese

Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht: Ise-Shima Performance, May 27, 2016

John Krton: The G7 Ise-Shima Summit's Solid, Security-Centred Success, May 27, 2016

G7 Research Group on TRTWorld by Reuters, May 26, 2016

John Kirton: The G7's Poor Performance on Climate Change Control, May 27, 2016

David Welch: On Maritime Security, G7 Leaders Pivot Toward International Law, May 27, 2016

John Kirton: Saving Lives at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, May 26, 2016

Brittaney Warren: Following the Money at Ise-Shima, May 26, 2016

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina on her expectations for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres, World Bank's Jim Kim and UNHCR's Filippo Grandi on the G7 Ise-Shima Summit

Justin Trudeau, Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker and more in G7 Japan: The Ise-Shima Summit 2016 (Trudeau in Japanese here]

David Welch: The G7 and the South China Sea, May 26, 2016

Madeline Koch: The G7 Leaders' Program at Ise-Shima, May 25, 2016

Liz Noh: Civil Society at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, May 25, 2016

Alissa Wang: The G7 Finance Ministerial Meeting at Sendai — United and Divided, May 25, 2016

Julia Kulik: Will the Ise-Shima Summit Generate Growth Through Gender Equality? May 25, 2016

2015 G7 Schloss Elmau Final Compliance Report now available, May 23, 2016

Now available! G7 Japan: The Ise Shima Summit 2016 — download your copy here!

Brittaney Warren: The Revival of the G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting, May 18, 2016

CSIS's Matthew Goodman: G7 Leaders Need to Talk, May 16, 2016

Caroline Bracht on Improving Inclusion, Innovation and Implementation: The G7 Education Ministers at Kurashiki, May 17, 2016

John Kirton: Controlling Climate Change through G7-G20-UN Leadership, May 15, 2016

Andreas Schleicher: A Study in a New Kind of Education, April 27, 2016

Julia Kulik: Achieving Gender Equality through G7 and G20 Governance, May 12, 2016

Brittaney Warren: G7 Energy Ministers Meet Ahead of Ise-Shima Summit, May 3, 2016

Julia Kulik: Gender Still High on the G7 Agenda, April 27, 2016

Compliance Coding Manual updated, May 2, 2016

Alecsandra Dragus: G7 ICT Ministers Make Advances in Kagawa, May 1, 2016

John Kirton: G7 Agriculture Ministers' Advances at Niigata, April 25, 2016

Sarah Burton: G7 Foreign Ministers and Conflict Prevention, April 16, 2016

Janel Smith: Building Resilient Societies to Counter Global Terrorism, March 31, 2016

John Kirton: G7 Foreign Policy from Hiroshima to Ise-Shima and Beyond, April 10, 2016

John Kirton: From Agenda Setting to Achievement at the G7's Ise-Shima Summit, April 1, 2016

John Kirton, Ella Kokotsis and Aurora Hudson: Explaining Global Leadership in Climate Security for Peace: G7/8, G20 and UN Contributions in Compliance and Accountability, March 22, 2016.

Liz Noh: Japan's Approach to the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, March 8, 2016

G7 Research Group co-hosts panel on Syrian refugees, February 12, 2016

David A. Welch on A Crossroads in Korea, February 12, 2016

Brittaney Warren on dealing with disruptive technologies and the costs and benefits

Global Health Policy in the G7 & G20 at the World Health Summit in Berlin, with Joe Cerrell, Norbert Hauser, Mitchell Morris, Michael Myers and Hiroki Nakatani

Our Catherwood Scholars are updating their bios — see what they're doing now!

Alev Kayagil: The Conversation on Climate-Induced Migration, December 15, 2015

Ana Zotovic: Renewables Respond to the Climate Change Challenge, December 10, 2015

Tristen Naylor: On Linking Terrorism and Climate Change, December 10, 2015

Jenilee Guebert: The Climate Change-Health Nexus at COP21, December 8, 2015

Annie Beaulieu: COP21, SDGs and Tourism, December 8, 2015

Brittaney Warren: Financing the Climate at COP21, December 8, 2015

Caroline Bracht: Climate Change, Employment and COP21, December 4, 2015

Ella Kokotsis: Overcoming Critical Challenges: Legal Force, CDR, Loss-Damages, Finance and MRVs, December 4, 2015

Julia Kulik: Helping the Climate and Women Together: What Can Paris Do?, December 3, 2015

Jenilee Guebert: COP21 — A Legal or Political Deal?, December 2, 2015

Mobilizing Climate Finance, the latest Agenda Intelligence ebook from Newsdesk

Aurora Hudson: Complying with Global Summit Climate Change Commitments: G7, G20 and UN Performance, December 1, 2015

Ella Kokotsis: G7 and G20 Contributions to Mitigating Climate Change — Then and Now, December 1, 2015

Ana Zotovic: Comparing Copenhagen 2009 and Paris 2015, November 30, 2015

Michael Humeniuk: Meet Khalil, an article about Syrian refugees in Turkey, November 22, 2015

G7 leaders' conclusions on health since 1975

G7 Research Group's Department of Civil Society Studies report on civil society at the 2015 G7 Elmau Summit

The Global Governance of Climate Change: G8, G20 and UN Leadership, by John Kirton and Ella Kokotsis, and now available from Ashgate Publishing

The Lancet: The G7 and Global Health: Inaction or Incisive Leadership?, June 20, 2015

Takumi Shibaike: Human Rights and the G7

Chancellor Angela Merkel refers to the G7 Research Group's compliance report in her closing remarks at the Elmau Summit, June 8, 2015

A profile of Derakhshan Qurban-Ali, a member of the field team on site at the Elmau Summit

Read the post-G7 summit analysis by Sheffiled University's Global Leadership Initiative

Read the commentary from the iive blog from the Elmau Summit

Julia Kulik: Angela Merkel Leads the G7 in Working for Women at Elmau Summit, June 9, 2015

John Kirton: A Summit of Significant Success: The G7 at Elmau, June 8, 2015

G7 Research Group's 2014 G7 Brussels Compliance report now available!

John Kirton: A Summit of Substantial Success: Prospects for the G7 at Schloss Elmau

Now available, with an exclusive introduction by Angela Merkel — G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit 2015

John Kirton and Ben Cormier: The Course and Causes of Compliance with G7 Climate Change Commitments, June 1, 2015

John Kirton, Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht: The Climate-Health Connection in Global Summitry, June 1, 2015

G7 Science Academies present statements on infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance, neglected tropical diseases and the impact of humans on marine systems

G7 Research Group partners with German colleagues for three conferences in Berlin: June 1 with Freie-Universität Berlin; June 2-3 with the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena; and June 3 with the German Council for Foreign Relations and the Bertelsmann Stiftung

Now available, with an exclusive introduction by Angela Merkel — G7 Germany: The Schloss Elmau Summit 2015

Check out our latest partnership, with blog posts, articles, newsletter and more on the G20:

How is your German? Jennifer Gronau: Die Selbstlegitimation internationaler Institutionen. G8 und G20 im Vergleich.

John Kirton and Caroline Bracht: Explaining Compliance with Regional and Global Summit Commitments: CARICOM, UN, G8 and G20 Action on Non-communicable Disease, February 21, 2015

More on the G8 Research Group