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G8 Summit

County Trying To Fool People Into Thinking Its Economy Isn't Failing

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business

City councils are attempting to hide the level of economic decay suffered in some Northern Ireland towns by painting fake storefronts on closed-down b...

Linking Smallholder Farmers to Markets in Africa

Michael Hoevel | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Michael Hoevel

This time last year, President Obama announced at the G8 Summit a new initiative aimed at increasing responsible investment in African agriculture and driving sustainable agricultural productivity increases to improve livelihoods and reduce risks for smallholder farmers.

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.

Foreign Aid and Trade: A Balanced Approach to Promote Greater Food Security

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Eva M. Clayton

This G8 summit was, yet again, a missed opportunity for international leaders to make a real commitment to long-term food security and support for African and developing world farmers.

A New Alliance for the Future

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Rep. Karen Bass

President Obama's New Alliance announcement is an acknowledgment that the global community is capable of achieving an enormous impact even in an economic environment where many nations are being forced to retreat from their promises.

Escaping the Historical Parallels of European Economic Chaos

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

Is no one else haunted by the thought that European economic history may be reflecting itself in the mirror?

From Pledges to Progress: G8 Leaders Must Take Action Now

Robynne Anderson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people living on our planet, and to feed these people we are going to need 70 percent more food to meet demand. That's a big challenge, and one that requires commitments and investment from world leaders to help overcome.

Economic Security Is National Security

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

It sounds easy to throw money at the Pentagon and buy more security. But we all know that's not how security works -- it's like investing tens of thousands in a terrific alarm system for your house, then leaving your windows open.

WATCH: G8 Leaders Watch Dramatic Soccer Final

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

World leaders: they're just like us. After this year's G8 summit concluded in Camp David, President Obama joined Angela Merkel and David Cameron to...

PHOTOS: Top G8 Summit Protests Of Past Decade

Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact

While activists won’t be officially invited to the table of G8 leaders at Camp David this weekend, they will certainly make sure their voices are he...

Dear G8: Be Bold And Inclusive In Tackling Hunger

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

As an amateur climber for 20 years, I learned that to scale daunting cliffs and ice, two core attributes are required -- courage and teamwork. You probably feel like you have been climbing your own mountain after two days of G8 talks at Camp David

Looking To 2013 And The UK Presidency Of The G8

Ben Jackson | Posted 07.19.2012 | Impact
Ben Jackson

While it is too early to speculate about what the UK government will prioritize next year, and it's unlikely that it will publish any formal agenda until the end of this year, we do know that much has changed since the last UK presidency of the G8 in 2005.

Obama, World Leaders In Agreement On Iran Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2012 | World

CAMP DAVID, Md., May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday leaders of the Group of Eight major economies are committed to cont...

Europe's Economic Woes Overshadow G8 Summit

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

By Jeff Mason and Laura MacInnis CAMP DAVID, Md., May 19 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama pledged at a Group of Eight summit on...

Let Greece Do Debt Cold Turkey

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

What would happen to Greece if it quit the euro? Financial chaos, capital flight, riots and bank failures... maybe. But after the apocalypse, Greece would eventually revert to its 1960's status: a poor but proud nation living off tourism, shipping, agriculture and fishing.

G(irls)20 Summit: A Take on Indonesian Girls and Women

Disty Winata | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Disty Winata

If the degradation and discrimination that Indonesian girls and women suffer is the moral challenge of the century, the opportunities girls and women deserve to have in political and economic participation should be greater than the current statistics.

The Unsung Heroes of African Health Systems

Lisa Meadowcroft | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa Meadowcroft

Frontline health workers are really the backbone of effective health systems in developing countries. These workers are members of the community who live in the communities they serve and understand the needs as well as the barriers to achieving optimal health.

From Hand-outs to Handshakes: The Time Has Come for the African Farmer

Josette Sheeran | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Josette Sheeran

The fact that these days you are more likely to attend an investor conference than a donor conference in Africa underscores the energy by which a new generation of leaders are responding to Africa's development challenges.

Food Security: A Ripe Opportunity For The G8

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

Not only that we must redouble our efforts to increase our overall food production, but that we must do this with a smaller impact on the climate while promoting sustainable diets and uncovering new methods for efficient distribution and waste prevention.

G8 Stakes High for African Farmers

Roger Thurow | Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact
Roger Thurow

The U.S. and the G8 would do well to join Leonida and her neighbors on their exodus from the misery of the hunger season to abundant food production. For if they succeed, so might we all.

We Need To Work Harder To Save 2.6 Million Children A Year From Nutrition-Related Deaths

Carole Presern | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Carole Presern

We hope G8 leaders commit to action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children during the critical 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2, when nutrition can have a lifelong impact on a child's future in terms of both health and development.

Food Security Means Water Too

Bill_Corcoran | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Bill_Corcoran

As G-8 leaders hold their lengthy discussions about the challenges facing the world, they can reach out to the glass in front of them for a refreshing sip of water. What a luxury! In most places in the world, a sip of water could cause diarrhea or other water-born illness.

G8 Summit: Putting Food on the Table Through Investing in Small Farmers

Andrea Riccardi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Andrea Riccardi

Recognizing small farmers and their organizations as primary stakeholders in development means more than paying lip service to them in global meetings.

Access And The G8: Hear Our Voices

Michael Switow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Michael Switow

Let's imagine for a moment what G8 policies might look like if the voices of people from impoverished communities were loudly heard.