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in the G8

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors statement, Washington DC, April 10, 2014

G7 Brussels Summit to take place on June 4-5, 2014

G7 Hague Declaration, March 24, 2014

Statement by G7 leaders on the situation in Ukraine, March 12, 2014 / Déclaration des chefs des pays du G7 sur la situation en Ukraine, 12 mars 2014

Statement by G7 leaders on the situation in Ukraine, March 2, 2014 / Déclaration des nations du G7, 2 mars 2014

G7 finance ministers issue statement on economic support for Ukraine, March 3, 2014 / Déclaration d'appui économique des ministres des Finances du G7 à l'Ukraine, 3 mars 2014

Angela Merkel announces location for 2015 German-hosted G8 summit, January 23, 2014

Vladimir Putin's address on Russia assuming the G8 presidency, January 1, 2014

Russia assumes the 2014 G8 presidency

G8 Dementia Summit, London, December 11, 2013: Commmuniqué and Declaration

G8 Lough Erne Communiqué, June 18, 2013

G8 Open Data Charter, June 18, 2013

G8 Lough Erne Declaration, June 18, 2013

G8 Action Plan Principles to Prevent the Misuse of Companies and Legal Arrangements, June 18, 2013

Extract from Communiqu: The threat posed by kidnapping for ransom by terrorists and the preventive steps the international community can take, June 18, 2013

G8 communiqué on the economy working session, June 17, 2013

Data tables for the Loguh Erne Accountability Report, published June 17, 2013

G8 science ministers statement, June 13, 2013

Factsheets on tax, trade and transparency released, June 7, 2013

Lough Erne Accountability Report: Keeping Our Promises, published June 7, 2013

UK G8 presidency issues fact sheet on social investment and social enterprise, June 3, 2013

UK prime minister David Cameron's article on the G8 agenda in the Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2013

UK chancellor George Osborne's remarks at the end of the G7 finance meeting, May 11, 2013

UK chancellor identifies priorities for G7 finance meeting, May 10, 2013

UK prime minister David Cameron's letter to EU president Herman Van Rompuy on tax evasion, April 24, 2013

UK foreign secretary William Hague's statement to Parliament, London, April 15, 2013

G8 foreign ministers' statement, London, April 13, 2013

G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, April 13, 2013

UK foreign secretary Hague's concluding comments at foreign ministers' meeting, London, April 11, 2013

UK foreign secretary issues progress report on G8 foreign ministers' meeting, March 14, 2013

Statement by G7 finance ministers and central bank governors, February 12, 2013

David Cameron's speech to the World Economic Forum, January 24, 2013

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting, May 10-11, 2013

G8 political directors statement on Mali, London, January 15, 2013

David Cameron's letter to G8 leaders

UK's priorities for the 2013 Lough Erne Summit

David Cameron announces themes for 2013 Lough Erne Summit

United Kingdom announces location of 2013 G8 summit

G7 finance ministers meeting, Tokyo, October 11, 2012

Statement by G7 finance ministers on oil markets, August 28, 2012

Statement by G7 finance ministers and central bank governors on Greece, June 17, 2012

Statement by G7 finance ministers and central bank governors on Spain, June 9, 2012

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors conference call, June 5, 2012: Statement

Briefing by Jay Carney, Mike Froman and Ben Rhodes, May 19, 2012

Briefing on food security, May 18, 2012

G8 Nuclear Safety and Security Group Summit Report to the G8 leaders, May 19, 2012

G8 Camp David Accountability Report, May 19, 2012

G8 Fact Sheet on the Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition, May 19, 2012

G8 Camp David Summit declaration, May 19, 2012

Statement by the G8 on Global Oil Markets, May 19, 2012

Statement by G8 Leaders on the Global Economy, May 19, 2012

G8 Action on Food Security and Nutrition – Fact sheet issued by the U.S. Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, May 18, 2012

G8 foreign ministers meeting, Washington DC, April 11-12, 2012

2012 G8 Summit relocated from Chicago to Camp David, to start one day earlier

G8 Deauville Partnership finance ministers issue declaration, communiqué and IFI framework, Marseille, September 10, 2011

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors issue terms of reference, Marseille, September 9-10, 2011 (in English et en français)

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors statement, August 8, 2011 / Communiqué des ministres des finances et gouverneurs de banque centrale du G7, 8 août 2011

G8 statement on referendum in Morocco, July 18, 2011 / Déclaration du G8 sur le référendum au Maroc, 18 juillet 2011

Location of the 2012 U.S.-hosted G8 Summit announced

Reports and speeches from the eG8 Forum, May 24-25, 2011, Paris

G7 finance ministers and central bank governors, September 9-10, 2011, Marseille

Official documents from the Deauville Summit, with reports on nuclear safety, the Global Partnership and more, May 26-27, 2011

Déclaration à l'issue de l'entretien bilatéral entre Sarkozy et Obama, Deauville, 27 mai 2011

G8/Africa Joint Declaration: Shared Values, Shared Responsibilities, Deauville, May 27, 2011

Declaration of the G8 on the Arab Springs, Deauville, May 27, 2011

G8 Declaration: Renewed Commitment for Freedom and Democracy, Deauville, May 27, 2011

Transcription de la conférence de presse de Sarkozy, 26 mai 2011

G8 Deauville declaration on the internet, Deauville, May 26, 2011

Déclaration conjointe de Sarkozy et Medvedev sur la coopération pour le développement du Caucase Nord, Deauville, 26 mai 2011

Sarkozy, Medvedev and Obama release joint statement on Nagorno-Karabakh, Deauville, May 26, 2011 / Déclaration conjointe de Sarkozy, Medvedev et Obama sur le conflit du Haut-Karabagh, Deauville, 26 mai 2011

G8 releases Deauville Accountability Report on food security and health • Rapport de Deauville sur la redevabilité (May 18, 2011)

G8+ interior ministers meet to discuss the fight against drug trafficking, May 10, 2011, Paris: Declaration and Action Plan; Déclaration et Plan d'action

G7 finance ministers to meet by telephone to discuss situation in Japan, March 17, 2011 22:00 GMT: Statement in English and en français

G8 foreign ministers, Paris, March 14-15, 2011: Chair's summary (en français ici) and statement on biological and toxin weapons convention (en français ici); preparatory dossier (en français)

G8 sherpas meeting, Paris, March 28-29, 2011

Updated list of events related to the Deauville Summit

G8 foreign ministers statement on Moscow terrorist attack, January 25, 2011 (en français ici)

G8 summit, Deauville, May 26-27, 2011

France's priorities for the G8 Deauville Summit [in English]; press conference by Nicolas Sarkozy with dossier on G8 and G20 summits, Paris, January 24, 2011 [en français]

G8 foreign ministers statement on terrorist attacks, January 12, 2011 (en français ici)

G7 finance ministers statement on Ireland, November 21, 2010

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors communiqué, Gyeongju, Korea, October 23, 2010

Meeting of the Speakers of the Lower Houses of the G8, Ottawa, September 9-12, 2010

Final G20 declaration of the Toronto Summit

Chair's report to sherpas on capacity building

2010 Muskoka G8 final communiqué and reports on counter terrorism, the Global Partnership and capacity building

More on the G8

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

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Julia Kulik: Explaining G7/8 Success with Sanctions and Military Force: The Role of Space and Place in Informal Security Arrangements

John Kirton's G8 Sanctioning Success, excerpt from Securing the Global Economy: G8 Governance for a Post-Crisis World, reproduced iwth permission from Ashgate

Kirton, Kulik, Bracht and Guebert: Connecting Climate Change and Health through Global Summitry, World Health and Medical Policy, March 2014

Commitments made in G7/G8 statements on Ukraine since 1975

Leonardo César Souza Ramos: Hegemonia, revolução passiva e globalização: o sistema G7/8, 2013

Commitments made in G7 statements on Ukraine, 2014

Conclusions made by the G8 on Ukraine, 1975–2013

Now available! Peter I. Hajnal's The G20: Evolution, Interrelationships, Documentation, from Ashgate

Enjoy one month of free digital access to Global Financial Crisis: Global Impact and Solutions, edited by Paolo Savona, John J. Kirton and Chiara Oldani, by subscribing to Ashgate by February 24, 2014

G8 compliance on human rights and freedom of religion: compliance report by Takumi Shibaike, January 19, 2014

Howard Drake: Leveraging the Lough Erne Legacy, presentation to conference on G8 and G20 Summitry, January 10, 2014

Michael Wilson: G20 Economic Governance, presentation to conference on G8 and G20 Summitry, January 10, 2014

Sylvia Ostry: The Making of Summitry, Canadian International Council, January 10, 2014

Bob Fauver: Governing the U.S. Economy in a Globalized World, November 15, 2013

Africa Partnership Forum releases evaluation report/Forum pour le Partenariat avec l'Afrique publi son évaluation

Guillaume Kishibe – The G8 Plus One: The European Union at Lough Erne, June 28, 2013

Denisse Rudich – Transparency of Beneficial Ownership to Battle Tax Evasion and Illicit Finance, June 18, 2013

John Kirton, Jenilee Guebert and Julia Kulik – G8 Performance at the 2013 Lough Erne Summit: Economy, June 18, 2013

Nicholas Bayne: The United Kingdom's Approach to G8 Summitry and The 2013 G8 Summit: The Perspective of the Host

Julia Kulik: The G8 and Women's Security, June 16, 2013

Denisse Rudich: Challenges and Opportunities for the G8 Tackling Illicit Finance at Lough Erne, June 16, 2013

Media Analysis of the G8 and the 2012 Camp David Summit, June 15, 2013

2012 Camp David Final Compliance Report, June 14, 2013

Now available! The UK Summit: The G8 at Lough Erne 2013, edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch

Prospects and Possibilities for the 2013 G8 Lough Erne Summit: Trade, Transparency, Tax and Terrorism, a pre-G8 summit conference at Queen's University Belfast -- live streaming available now from Queen's University Belfast -- see QTV video here

John Kirton: A Summit of Significant Success: Prospects for the G8 Leaders at Lough Erne (updated), June 12, 2013

Plans and Preparations for the G8 Lough Erne Summit (updated June 6, 2013)

Comments by Alan Rugman, June 14

G8 compliance, 1996-2011, compiled by Caroline Bracht

Julia Kulik: A Significant First Step in Tackling Sexual Violence in Conflict, June 5, 2013

John Kirton: G20-G8 Partnership in Global Economic Governance, May 11, 2013

John Kirton on Winning Together: Advanced Countries' Approach to G20 Governance, May 3, 2013

John Kirton: A Meeting of Meaningful Advance – The 2013 G8 Foreign Ministers' London Meeting, April 15, 2013

John Kirton, Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht, with Jenilee Guebert: Connecting Climate Change and Health through Global Summitry in an Internationally Diffusing World

John Kirton and Julia Kulik: A Summit of Significant Success: G8 Governance at Camp David in May 2012

Bessma Momani: The Arab Spring Can Bring a Demographic Dividend That Is Good for Business and Investors

Now available from Ashgate: The European Union in the G8: Promoting Consensus and Concerted Actions for Global Public Goods, edited by Marina Larionova

Jenilee Guebert: Global Health at the G8 – Integration, In Decline or Simply Stalled?

John Kirton: The G7 as First Responder for Global Financial Crises

Julia Kulik and John Kirton: At the G8 Camp David Summit, Where Are the Women? Everywhere!

John Kirton: Standing Together for Security at Camp David

John Kirton: Bearing the Burden – The Camp David G8’s Support for Afghanistan’s Economic Transition

John Kirton: Camp David’s Strong Success on Food and Nutrition

John Kirton: Several Substantial Steps Forward – The Camp David Summit's Performance on Energy and Climate Change

G8 Research Group's analysis of the media coverage of the 2011 G8 Deauville Summit

John Kirton: A Synergistic Success – The 2012 G8 Camp David’s Global Oil Market Governance

John Kirton: A Promising Performance – The 2012 G8 Camp David Economic Governance

Projected discussions and outcomes from the Camp David Summit on Arab countries in transition, Afghanistan, food security and nutrition, energy and climate change, economy, regional and poliitcal security

G8 Research Group release final compliance report on the 2011 Deauville Summit

G8 Camp David Schedule and Agenda

Plans and Preparations for the G8 Camp David Summit

Now available! The G8 Camp David Summit 2012: The Road to Recovery, with contributions from Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Stephen Harper and many more

Mirta Roses Periago: The "O" Generation – tackling the childhood obesity epidemic

Julio Frenk: Strengthening maternal, newborn and child health: the next steps

John Kirton: G8 Global Leadership – The Camp David Contribution in 2012 (updated)

Stephen Harper: G8: acting together for global prosperity and security

Angela Merkel: Cooperation, responsibility, solidarity

Anthony Lake: Investing in nutrition security is key to sustainable development

David Shorr: Working to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Gulf

Jeff Sturchio: More than money: the business contribution to global health

John Kirton: Japan's Contribution to G8, G20 and Global Governance

Report on Civil Society and the 2011 G8 Deauville Summit, February 28, 2012

Plans for the G8 Chicago Summit, updated February 23, 2012

Germany's G8 Health Performance, by John Kirton and Caroline Bracht

Russia’s Global Health Governance Gap: A Strategy for Summit Success, by Julia Kulik

John Kirton, Jenille Guebert and Caroline Bracht: G8 Accountability on Climate Change, 1975-2011

Marina Larionova: Assessing G8 and G20 Effectiveness in Global Governance So Far

Thijs Van de Graaf and Kirsten Westphal: The G8 and G20 as Global Steering Committees for Energy

John Kirton and Laurette Dubé: From New York to Cannes: Baby Steps in the Battle against NCDs, September 21

Claudia Schmucker and Katharina Gnath: From G8 to G20: Reforming the Global Economic Governance System

Katharina Gnath and Claudia Schmucker: Germany and the G8 Clubs (in German and French)

Peter Hajnal: "Civil Society and G8 Accountability," In Jan Aart Scholte's Building Global Democracy? Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance

Nicholas Bayne: Economic Diplomat

All the conclusions the G8 have ever declared on Africa, climate change and transnational organized crime

John Kirton: Driving Democracy at Deavuille — The G8 Summit's Striking Success in 2011, May 27, 2011

Seating plan of the G8 leaders at the Deauville Summit

John Kirton: Prospects for the 2011 G8 Deauville Summit (updated May 26, 2011)

Civil Society and the Deauville Summit, May 26, 2011

The Deauville Summit Schedule, May 26, 2011

G8 Research Group releases 2010 G8 Compliance Report on commitments from the Muskoka Summit

The 2011 G8 Deauville Summit: New World, New Ideas — now available

Report on Media Analysis of G8 members at the G20 Seoul Summit

Report on Civil Society and the 2010 G8 Muskoka Summit

2010 Muskoka Summit Interim Compliance Report now available

Andreas Freytag, John Kirton, Razeen Sally and Paolo Savona, eds.: Securing the Global Economy

John Kirton: Why the G8 Will Endure

What has the G8 said about Egypt over the years? G8 Conclusions on Egypt, 1975-2010

John Kirton: Enhancing Effectiveness through Improved Accountability Assessment

John Kirton: The G20, the G8, the G5 and the Role of Ascending Powers

At the summit: G8 Research Group photo album

Jenilee Guebert and Shamir Tanna: Canada's Leadership at the G8 Muskoka Summit

State University High School of Economics conference: Partnership for Progress from the G20 Muskoka-Toronto Summits to Seoul, Moscow, October 27-27, 2010, with photos

John Kirton: Working Together for G8-G20 Partnership: The Muskoka-Toronto Twin Summits, June 2010.

Now available! The G20 Seoul Summit 2010: Shared Growth Beyond Crisis with contributions by Lee Myung-bak, Stephen Harper, Nicolas Sarkozy, Felipe Calderon, Angela Merkel, Herman Van Rompuy and many more

For information on the G20, please visit the G20 Information Centre

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