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2011-05-30 00:00:29

World leaders fall behind on existing promises on development, health and hunger. Summit fails to address global food price crisis, even as millions pushed into poverty (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 As Group of Eight leaders close their annual summit today, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision is concerned about the consequences of their failure to fulfill or bolster the impact of existing aid commitments, even as rising global food prices push millions of households further toward hunger and...

2009-07-07 17:04:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will G8 leaders this week pull off a getaway in which they take the money pledged to developing nations in Africa, and run with it? In a cruel mimicry of "The Italian Job" movie, it appears a heist is already being planned as Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, the group's chairman, arranges a getaway under the cover of a new approach toward aid, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision warns. So far, the Group of Eight countries have...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

The 2008 G8 meet at Hokkaido, Japan, has concluded that the G8 countries remain committed to meet the 2015 health-related MDGs. While it has said that there has been good progress in some areas, significant challenges remain to be overcome - a view shared by many NGOs closely monitoring the summit, according to Scrip World Pharmaceutical News. The group of eight countries has contributed to progress in the war against HIV/AIDS and other major diseases like Polio, which it said, are closer...

2008-07-07 21:00:22

Group of Eight members meeting in Japan Monday tried to tone down expectations the nations will be able to blunt high oil prices. French President Nicolas Sarkozy repeated his call for oil-producing countries to boost output, the Financial Times reported. However, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said the G8 leaders could to little to influence oil prices in the short term. Honestly, we have to recognize the limits of action, Barroso said, adding, We have to put an end...

2008-07-06 18:00:33

RICH nations must not abandon action to tackle climate change and world poverty in the face of the credit crunch, Gordon Brown warned fellow G8 leaders yesterday. Amid campaigners' fears next week's summit in Japan could see previous pledges on aid and global warming scaled back, the Prime Minister said they should in fact be accelerated. "The world is suffering a triple challenge: of higher fuel prices, higher food prices and a credit crunch," he said. "My message to the G8 will be...

2008-07-03 15:00:29

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Bill Malone, +1-202-464-8180, bmalone@bread.org, or Shawnda Hines, +1-301-960-4913 shines@bread.org, both of Bread for the World WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the G8 Summit set to begin in Japan on July 7, Bread for the World today urged the leaders of the worlds wealthiest and most powerful countries to scale up their response to the global hunger crisis. With the United States as the leading food aid donor, President Bush should use...

2006-07-17 09:38:50

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday launched a fresh bid to pin down an elusive global trade pact, seeking to give a positive outcome to a big-power summit riven by discords over the Middle East. With the United States and France in open dispute over the approach to the Israeli offensive in Lebanon, hopes of progress toward unblocking deadlocked world trade talks raised spirits at the end of the first G8 summit to be held...

2006-07-17 07:15:43

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday inched toward a breakthrough over global trade on Monday, Britain said, at the end of a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East crisis. After G8 leaders met key developing countries at the summit British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there were signs of willingness to make the compromises needed to rescue a troubled world trade pact. "Before we had our lunch...

2006-07-17 04:45:12

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders met key developing countries on Monday to give a push to world trade talks at a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East. The United States and its G8 partners, in a final session of their summit, were locked in talks with global trade players including Brazil, India and China, who are pushing for a better deal for the world's poorer nations. Meanwhile, the United States...

2006-07-13 00:08:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High crude oil prices will more than offset the benefits of debt relief the Group of Eight rich nations gave to poor countries last year, and this year the G8 will make the situation worse by promoting more investment in fossil fuels, a new report warned on Wednesday. The report shows that developing countries continue to pay more for oil imports than they receive in debt relief, and recommends that G8 leaders meeting this weekend in St. Petersburg, Russia, end...


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