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What's New
in the G8

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

G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on E bola, September 25, 2014

G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement, Joint Action to Fight the Terrorist Organisation ISIL/DAESH, September 25, 2014

G7 Foreign Ministers' Statement on Ukraine, September 25, 2014

G7 Leaders' Statement on Ukraine, July 30, 2014

Wolfgang Schäuble: Statement on Germany's G7 Presidency

Briefings by François Hollande (en français), Angela Merkel (auf Deutsch), Barack Obama and David Cameron, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, June 5, 2014

G7 Statement on Nonproliferation and Disarmament, June 5, 2014

G7 Brussels Summit Declaration, June 5, 2014

G7 Leaders' Communiqué on Foreign Policy, June 4, 2014

G7 background note and agenda on the Brussels Summit

The European Union's Role in the G7 at Brussels

G7 energy ministers: Rome G7 Energy Initiative for Energy Security, May 6, 2014

G7 leaders' statement on Ukraine, April 25, 2014

G7 energy ministers meeting, Rome, May 5-6, 2014

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

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

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

G7/8 Summit Compliance Data Sets by Issue, 1985-2013, April 17, 2014

Special issue of the International Organisations Research Journal on global summitry, with articles by Ella Kokotsis, Julia Kulik, Caroline Bracht, Marina Larionova, John Kirton and more

Now available from Ashgate: Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Governance, Climate Change, edited by John Kirton, Andrew F. Cooper, Franklyn Lisk and Hany Besada

The Efficacy of G7/8 in Human Rights Governance: Explaining How it Works, by Takume Shibaike

In Memoriam: Alan M. Rugman, 1945-2014. The G8 Research Group will deeply miss our friend, collaborator and colleague, and extend our condolences to his family

G7 Brussels Trade Performance, Kathryn Kotris, June 5, 2014

The Development Promise of Brussels 2014, Joy Fitzgibbon, June 5, 2014

Energy Security and Climate Change at the G7 Brussels Summit, Ella Kokotsis, June 5, 2014

The G7: Fighting Financial Crime to Support Development, Denisse Rudich, June 5, 2014

2013 G8 Lough Erne Final Compliance Report, June 4, 2014

A Summit of Substantial Short-Term Success: Deepening Democratic Solidarity at the Brussels G7 in 2014, John Kirton, June 5, 2014

Big Words, No New Action: G7 Leaders' Foreign Policy Statement, Julia Kulik, June 5, 2014

The G7 Brussels Summit Substantial Success in Supporting Ukraine, John Kirton, June 4, 2014

Shaping Up Successfully: The Performance of the G7 Brussels Summit at Its Start, John Kirton, June 4, 2014

Final compliance report on the 2013 Lough Erne commitments now available, June 4, 2014

Robert Fauver and Nicholas Bayne: remarks from the pre-G7 summit conference, Brussels, June 2, 2014

John Kirton and Bob Fauver on VRT's Terzake show (in Dutch and English)

Dries Lesage on VRT'S Terzake show (in Dutch)

Strengthening Democratic Security and Solidarity: Prospects for the G7 Brussels Summit, by John Kirton, June 1, 2014

Fresh off the press! G7: The 2014 Brussels Summit, from Newsdesk

John Kirton and Julia Kulik: Explaining G7/8 Success with Sanctions and Force

2014: From G8 to G7? 2014: The Future of the Gx System and Global Governance — Pre-summit conference, June 2, 2014

Interim compliance report on the 2013 Lough Erne Summit

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

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

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

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