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G8 Summit 2013

LISTEN: The Mixtape David Cameron Gave Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

David Cameron gave a mixtape to his fellow G8 leaders at their summit in June, and High Fidelity it is not. The themes of the meeting in Northern I...

The Celtic Tiger Is Dead. Long Live The Celtic Tiger.

Ranjit Dighe | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Ranjit Dighe

Northern Ireland was the perfect place for this week's G8 summit. These meetings are supposed to promote peace and prosperity, and Northern Ireland, s...

Africa, the Next Asia?

Borge Brende | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Borge Brende

The era of pessimism is over in Africa. In eight of the last 10 years, the African "lion" economies have grown faster than even the Asian "tigers." But if this growth is not invested in human capital and diversifying economies, there is a risk that Africa will once again be known as the lost continent.

Cameron: WWII Bomb Found At G8 Summit

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 08.18.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in re...

Keep the Momentum Building: With Pro-Nutrition Policies and Political Will, We Can End Deadly Malnutrition in a Generation

Benoît Miribel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Benoît Miribel

PARIS, FRANCE -- As the G8 leaders meet in Lough Erne to discuss the world economy, they should keep in mind the proper role nutrition plays in develo...

Why Michelle Obama's Calling Ireland Home

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

* First lady and daughters see records of president's family * Ancestor was 18th century provost of Trinity College * At...

Cameron Rallies World Leaders At G8 Summit In N. Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK and DAVID McHUGH | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The European Union and the United States will open negotiations next month on a long-sought deal to create free ...

G8: It's Time to Be Accountable for Ending Child Deaths

Marwin Meier | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Marwin Meier

We have had much G8 rhetoric around nutrition and food security over the last several years and the renewed interest in this quintessential intervention for human development is good, but needs to be backed up by a transparent accountability framework that can trace every promised dollar.

Can G8 Leaders Be Accountable at Lough Erne?

John Ruthrauff | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES -- Next week, the heads of state of the Group of Eight (G8) countries will meet at an exclusive golf hideaway on Lough Erne ...

The G8 Needs a Standing Agenda: Competitiveness

Nicholas Dungan | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Nicholas Dungan

Prime Minister, espousing competitiveness as your core issue represents the best opportunity to make the most of this year's G8 presidency -- and to make your mark in history, by setting the stage for the success of the West in the decades to come.

G8 Summit: A Civil Society-Driven Agenda -- Russia Please Take Note

Elena Panfilova | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elena Panfilova

MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- Last week in preparation for the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited a group of civil society or...

Italy's G8 Record: The Good Start Is Long Lost

Luca De Fraia | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Luca De Fraia

MILAN, ITALY -- The G8 summit in a few days will be one of first times that the newly sworn-in Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta meets with internat...

Canada Under Pressure at G8 on Mining Transparency

Mark Fried | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Mark Fried

OTTAWA, CANADA -- When one agenda issue comes up at this year's G8 summit in Northern Ireland, all eyes will be on Canada: mandatory reporting of paym...

An Example To Follow: Japan's Historic Commitment To Infectious Disease Control

Tsutomu Takeuchi | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Tsutomu Takeuchi

TOKYO, JAPAN -- A commonly known Japanese proverb states "to begin is easy; to continue is hard." This sentiment is something that the international d...

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to...

"Nutrition for Growth": A Once-in-a-decade Opportunity, This Weekend

Molly Kinder | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Molly Kinder

On June 8th, just days before the 2013 G8 Summit, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will convene world leaders in London for the high-level Nutrition fo...

Northern Ireland To Deploy Drones For G8 Summit

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- A Northern Ireland police commander says 8,000 officers and three surveillance drones will protect visiting dignitaries and monitor protests...

Sexual Violence in War Is Our Generation's Slave Trade

William Hague | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
William Hague

My personal priority during the UK's Presidency of the G8 this year is to secure new international action against the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Welcoming the G8 to Lough Erne

David Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
David Cameron

We will build on the approach taken by President Obama at Camp David this year: one table and one conversation with G8 leaders holding each other to account and ensuring that good intentions really do become vital actions to advance growth and prosperity across the world.