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June 18, 2013

G8 Summit 2013 concludes in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland

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Photo: One of the lodges at the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; the venue of the UK’s Presidency of the G8 Summit 2013. © G8 UK Presidency.

G8 Global Giants

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Photo: UK Prime Minister David Cameron and United States of America President Barack Obama visit school. © G8 UK Presidency.

G8 Summit, Global Giants

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Photo: UK Prime Minister David Cameron and United States of America President Barack Obama visit school. © G8 UK Presidency.

G8 Global Giants

G8 is a forum that brings together 8 global leaders to address international issues and tackle the most pressing global challenges.

The G8 (Group of 8) is made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the USA and the UK. The EU is represented by Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council.

The Presidency of the G8 rotates each calendar year and the country holding the G8 Presidency is responsible for hosting and organising the annual summit, with a number of preparatory meetings leading up to it. At the summit, the G8 leaders discuss important global issues of the day.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has the presidency of the G8 Summit 2013. Other G8 members who attended the summit are: Canada — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, France — President Francois Hollande, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italy — Prime Minister Enrico Letta, Japan — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russia — President Vladimir Putin, United States of America — President Barack Obama, European Union — Council President Herman Van Rompuy and Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

The Lough Erne Declaration from the G8 Summit 2013 sets out agreed principles for the future. It focuses on private enterprise, which drives growth, reduces poverty, and creates jobs and prosperity for people around the world. It also sets out that governments have a special responsibility to make proper rules and promote good governance. In addition, fair taxes, increased transparency and open trade are vital drivers of this. The G8 leaders will make a real difference by acting on the principles in the declaration.

In the preamble of the communique agreed to by G8 leaders at the 2013 summit, the leaders write:

“As leaders of the G8, we are committed to open economies, open societies and open governments as the basis of lasting growth and stability. We have today agreed concrete steps to play our part in ensuring a safe and prosperous world.”

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