G-8 Summit in Canada’s Muskoka region

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Canada was proud to assume the 2010 G-8 Presidency and hosted this year’s G-8 summit on June 25-26 in Canada’s Muskoka region.

The Group of Eight (G-8) brings together the world’s major advanced economies—Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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G-8 Summit Family Photo
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From the left, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Italy Silvio Berlusconi, President of the United States of America Barack Obama, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, rime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper.

The G-8 plays a leading role in international affairs. In partnership with the global community, it has helped establish concrete responses and gather significant resources to address critical global challenges in such areas as health, education and peace and security.

Muskoka was be the fifth G-8 summit hosted by Canada since the country joined the prestigious international forum in 1976. The Muskoka 2010 G-8 Summit was a key opportunity for Canada to exercise its leadership on the world stage and promote Canadian values such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

- Canada’s G-8 priorities from the Prime Minister.

Canada has already hosted four summits since 1976:

Ottawa-Montebello 1981
Toronto 1988
Halifax 1995
Kananaskis 2002

(Source: Government of Canada)

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Le président Nicolas Sarkozy

Official statements

- Prime Minister Makes Final Remarks at Conclusion of the Muskoka 2010 G-8 Summit (June 26, 2010)
...We had a very successful summit. We have refocused the G-8 on its strengths: development, peace and of course global security challenges.... more »

- G-8 Summit Concludes (June 26, 2010)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper concluded the Muskoka 2010 G-8 Summit with the Chair’s Press Conference on June 26, 2010. Read the final documents below to find out the outcome of the Summit… more »

-  PM announces Canada’s contribution to the Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (June 25, 2010)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that following the Muskoka Summit, the total Canadian contribution for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health will be $2.85 billion over five years ...
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes French President Nicolas Sarkozy to the Muskoka G-8 Summit at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario (June 25, 2010)

Photo Gallery

- Find all the G-8 summit phots on Flickr

Video Gallery

- Videos about the Summit on YouTube

Useful links

- WelcomeWorldMedia
WelcomeWorldMedia.com is a portal which makes it easy for media to enhance destination coverage of the G-8 and G-20 Summits by providing complimentary access to quality media content.

- G8 2010 official website

Last modified on 27/06/2010

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