Leaders Gather in Canada for G-8, G-20

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
June 27, 2010
President Obama at G-20 Summit in Toronto

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) met in Muskoka, Canada on June 25-26, 2010. Following the summit, the leaders issued a joint declaration:

"Our annual summit takes place as the world begins a fragile recovery from the greatest economic crisis in generations. What binds the G-8 together is a shared vision that major global challenges must and can be addressed effectively through focus, commitment and transparency, and in partnership with other concerned members of the global community.

"The G-8 has demonstrated the capacity to design credible approaches to meet the challenges of our times. For over thirty years, it has shown that its collective will can be a powerful catalyst for sustainable change and progress. At Muskoka in 2010, we are focussing on an effective agenda to address key challenges in development, international peace and security, and environmental protection."

Read the full declaration here.

Leaders at the 2009 L'Aquila G-8 Summit committed to reversing underinvestment in agricultural development and endorsed five key principles that were subsequently adopted at the Rome World Food Security Summit. Now known as the Rome Principles, these points constitute the foundation for collective, global action and for the Obama Administration food security initiative, Feed the Future.

At the Muskoka G-8 Summit, President Obama reiterated the strong commitment of the United States to meet L'Aquila pledges and applauded the progress that has been made to implement this initiative. Read more here.

The G-20 Summit takes place in Toronto, Canada June 26-27, 2010. Find out more about the summit on the Government of Canada's official website.

Read more about the G-8 and G-20 and see photos of President Obama at the G-8 on the White House Blog.

Related Entry: G-20 Summit Concludes in Toronto



Simona M.
June 28, 2010

Simona M. in Serbia writes:

Thanksiving to You for a G-8&G-20/Declaration initiative!The best gift information for my birthday date:27.06.2010.Leader's lead the peace on the world and survival planet Earth for better future in every level of social field's.

Patrick W.
Maryland, USA
June 28, 2010

Patrick W. in Maryland writes:

"Where did the weekend Go"? It's Monday again,
and i hope everyone at Dipnote is ready for
another great week..:)

Anyways,My thoughts on the (G-8)Summit.

They have made alot of good decisions. Especially when it comes too,spending more
on Agriculture,Farming and the environment.

I think,the other Leaders in the (G-20) are also, doing an exellent job in these fields.

Nice Work,Obama Administration and Leaders.:)


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