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G8 Summit

Accountability Is Key To Keeping G8 Promises

Rob Lovelace | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

The real test of any successful G8 summit is not a communiqué peppered with promises, but whether its commitments are kept. Many of us think the G8's leaders should be doing more at Camp David, but the least they can do is to finish what they have started.

Frontline Health Workers Save Lives

Sonia Lowman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Sonia Lowman

The decisions made by world leaders on what to cut and what should be funded have real-life implications for millions of people who live beyond the reach of hospitals and clinics in developing countries.

How We Can Eliminate 7 Neglected Diseases That Affect World's Poorest By 2020

Neeraj Mistry, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Neeraj Mistry, M.D.

We're at risk of failing the poorest nations if we don't step up our efforts to address a health concern that's connected to the success of nearly every important socio-economic development milestone. I'm talking about neglected tropical diseases.

The Robin Hood Tax: Small Change For The Banks, Big Change For The U.S. And The World

Liz Ryan Murray | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact
Liz Ryan Murray

A critical mass is building behind a tax that could generate billions in much needed revenue while curbing the worst excesses of casino banking. It may be a small and simple idea, but it could make a big difference to the U.S. and the world.

Pushing Forward G8's Anti-Corruption Agenda

Shruti Shah | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Shruti Shah

As leaders of the G8 convene at Camp David, it is imperative they take corruption into account. Corruption underpins many of the summit's stated objectives -- such as promoting food security in Africa.

A Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

We believe that investments in national and economic development should use the growth of children as the best and most accurate yardstick to measure success.

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free

Adam_Taylor | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

The situation in Niger reflects a harsh reality for many women and newborns around the world. According to UNICEF, every minute a woman somewhere in the world dies either from childbirth or from the complications that follow.

World Leaders Must Keep Commitment to Fighting HIV Or Risk Losing Hard-Won Gains

Bob Carter, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Bob Carter, M.D.

As a doctor practicing in Africa, I have seen the AIDS pandemic unfold. I have witnessed the spread of HIV slow down as progress has been made in identifying effective prevention strategies.

Urgent Global Action Needed To Fight World's Leading Killers

John R. Seffrin | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
John R. Seffrin

Efforts to tackle noncommunicable diseases should not rest solely on the shoulders of governments and multilaterals. If we are to bring these diseases under control, we must have a commitment and cooperation from all sectors.

Four Preventable Diseases G8 Leaders Should Keep In Mind

Dr. Ciro de Quadros | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Dr. Ciro de Quadros

The 2012 G8 summit offers an important moment for global leaders to signal to the rest of the world that immunization and vaccine development programs are a top priority. They should not let this opportunity pass them by.

It's Time For Rich Countries To Uphold Their Promise To Help Poor Countries

Mahamadou Issoufou | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Mahamadou Issoufou

We can fight back against this lethal cocktail of climate change and extreme poverty. In fact, we created a plan on how to fight hunger in Niger, both in the short term and in the long term, so we can finally pull ourselves out of this cycle of crisis.

Will The G8 Be A Historic Success Or Just Another Meeting?

Neil Watkins | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Neil Watkins

There is no lack of motivation to address global hunger at this summit, but it is how they are going about it that is causing concern.

Egypt's Presidential Elections: A Moment for the U.S. Government to Lead on Human Rights

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Neil Hicks

The collapses of authoritarian regimes of the last 15 months should have taught U.S. policymakers one lesson: the old formula of tolerating and colluding with authoritarianism in return for (an often illusory) stability does not work.

Rahm Emanuel: Obama Gave Me One Hour's Notice On G8 Move

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Chicago

After barely addressing the subject for several days, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday told the Chicago Sun-Times that the White House notified hi...

Obama Says G8 Move Was Not A Chicago Snub

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

On Monday, the White House seemingly surprised everyone when they announced that the upcoming G8 economic summit would be moved from Chicago to a pres...

'Occupy' Campaign Challenges Rahm's NATO/G8 Protester Ordinances

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

An activist coalition affiliated with Occupy Chicago on Monday launched a campaign against the harsh fines and restrictions Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ann...

Columbia College Shifts Spring Schedule To Keep Students Away From NATO, G8 Summits

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is already bracing for the simultaneous G8 and NATO summits that will hit the city in May 2012 and will bring with them international governme...

Open Letter to G8: What Happens When the Internet Breaks?

Juliette Powell | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Juliette Powell

How vulnerable is the internet to such a break-down? It's already gone down twice.

Saki Knafo

Will The G8 Help Pro-Democracy Movements? | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.27.2011 | World

As two days of meetings on the Normandy coast wound down Friday, the leaders of Group of Eight nations, better known as the G8, released a declaration...

What The G8 Should REALLY Be Addressing

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 07.27.2011 | Comedy

As great as the G8 summit is, it always seems to be missing something. It doesn't quite capture the voice of the people. There are just so many ...

A Look At What World Leaders Will Discuss At G8 Summit

Posted 07.25.2011 | World

This Thursday, leaders from the "Group of Eight" top industrialized nations -- the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Russia and C...

How the G8 Can Transform Global Health for Children

David J. Olson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
David J. Olson

In the 21st century, oral rehydration therapy (ORT) -- a simple, cost-effective treatment given at home seems to be on life support.

Obama's European Tour Agenda

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

President Obama and the First Lady touched down in Ireland Monday morning for the start of a six-day tour that will take them to four countries. A...

Making Government Work Can Transform Africa

Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blair

The international development community needs to find new ways to support leaders in Africa to do the right thing. No leader deserves a blank check, but it is not enough for us to just say that Africa needs more Mandelas and fewer Mobutus.

My Trip to Bolivia, Part 2

Dayle Haddon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dayle Haddon

The problems I witnessed -- abandonment of children and the brutal view on HIV/AIDS -- are the outgrowth of extreme poverty. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America -- we don't have the luxury to turn our backs.