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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    for the very first time The effects of the financial crisis have highlighted the urgency that we address this challenge hence the decision to convene a global Summit The issue of global food safety was also one of the main issues debated at the G8 Summit in L Aquila The Joint Statement on Global Food Security signed by 40 industrially advanced emerging and developing countries and international organisations in L Aquila on 10 July 2009 and accompanied by a financial commitment worth 20 billion spread over three years has won recognition as the global reference document for the definition of a new food safety strategy The Joint Declaration states that food safety a quality diet and sustainable agriculture must continue to be considered priority issues on the political agenda and that they must be addressed by adopting a cross barrier and inclusive approach involving all of the relevant players at the global regional and national levels The most important result that the FAO Summit is expected to produce is the acceptance by every member of the United Nations of the principles established in L Aquila a boost to the productivity of farming in order to cope with the rising global population which is expected to increase by two billion people between now and 2050 aid for small farmers and women support for ad hoc operations in each country the promotion of synergies among all of the players involved in food safety producers consumers the private sector and scientific research civil society governments international organisations and philanthropic foundations by setting up new mechanisms identified by the Global Committee for Food Safety CFS headquartered in Rome Pope Benedict XVI is due to address the Summit on 16 November for the first time at an FAO Summit and to greet the heads of

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    IOM with Foreign Ministry funding is a new landmark for migrants wanting to send money home by the cheapest safest method The customer keys in the country of destination for the money and the sum to be paid and is shown a table stating the various banks that provide the service with information on cost transaction time and the net sum that will actually be received The site thus makes it possible to compare costs and to opt for the cheapest service In addition to presenting the new website the conference drew up a road map for cutting emigrant remittance costs to the minimum International remittances totalled 444 billion overall in 2008 According to World Bank estimates the overall figure will fall to 420 billion in 2009 on account of the economic crisis Of these international remittances 317 billion in particular will go to the developing countries money that over 190 million immigrant workers send to over 700 million families with major spin offs for their home countries growth Migrants remittances cost too much on average 9 7 of the sum being sent A halving of the costs will make for an extra 15 20 billion a year Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini pointed out going on to explain that a more productive use of resources to enhance growth in migrants home countries was currently needed This would bring in about 20 billion more to the migrants home countries every year a major sum that would add to the already large amount of money remitted by migrants worldwide Last year 6 4 billion were sent from Italy and immigrants to Italy remitted 3 2 billion in the first six months of this year Print Websites Remittances mandaisoldiacasa it Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cespi International Policy Studies Center IOM International Organisation

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    the conference reviewing the Non Proliferation Treaty that is due to be held in May of next year Filippo Formica deputy director general of the Italian Foreign Ministry s Multilateral Political Cooperation Department illustrated these guidelines in the course of a meeting with the media The first guideline addresses the need for a strengthening of International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA s safeguards in other words of its ability to conduct inspections the second guideline involves the promotion of a ban on nuclear tests and the third guideline aims to put in place a stop to the manufacture of fissile material for nuclear weapons These are the three points to which we will be drawing the attention of the disarmament conference Formica stressed pointing out that Italy remains in favour of the production of nuclear energy for civilian purposes but only on condition that that production takes place in a context of full compliance with the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Print Websites Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Atomic Energy Agency See also Documents of the G8 Summit 2009 The Summit Agenda Ministerial meetings The Summit Venue About Italy Details News Detail Detail Detail Detail Detail Detail Detail Detail Press information Detail

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    of the IMF and World Bank s annual assembly pledged to keep measures adopted to counter the global crisis in force until economic recovery is assured Original G8 Summit Venue La Maddalena To Host Louis Vuitton World Series 02 10 2009 The sailing event is due to take place in 2010 using the complex originally erected on the archipelago to host the 2009 G8 Summit before the venue was moved to L Aquila as a mark of solidarity with the victims of the 6 April earthquake in Abruzzo The event and the structures in which it is due to be hosted are to be presented at the Genoa International Boat Show Progress report on the implementation of the St Petersburg Principles on Energy Security out 28 09 2009 The paper which is entitled St Petersburg Plan of Action Global Energy Security IEA Evaluation of G8 Countries and the European Commission s Progress on the 7 Key Action Areas is out in the English language version alone and may be consulted printed and downloaded in PDF G20 Gives Birth to Pittsburgh Pact for Sustainable Growth 25 09 2009 The G20 Leaders assembled in Pittsburgh on 24 and 25 September have brought forth a pact for sustainable growth featuring measures countering protectionism supporting the unemployed and fostering sustainable development They have also agreed on the issue of bonuses for bank executives The G8 Foreign Ministers Meet in New York 23 09 2009 UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon too is attending the traditional meeting of the G8 foreign ministers held on the fringe of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the main international political issues focusing particularly on Iran and Afghanistan topics addressed both at the L Aquila Summit and at the Ministerial Meeting in Trieste Prime Minister Berlusconi Reports on G8 in UN Address 23 09 2009 Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi addressed the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly in his capacity as G8 duty President reporting on the results achieved at the L Aquila Summit and calling for greater coordination between the eight major countries Summit and the G20 UN Summit on Climate Change Opens in New York 22 09 2009 The summit which was convened by United Nations Secretary General Ban Kii Moon in preparation for next December s UN Conference in Copenhagen is being attended by the heads of state and government of over 90 countries and delegations from all 192 UN members The run up to the Climate Conference was one of the major topics to work on during the 2009 Summit and through the whole year of Italian G8 Presidency Eighth Edition of G8 Speakers Meeting Held in Rome 13 09 2009 Speakers from the parliaments of the G8 group expanded to include representatives from Brasil China Egypt India and South Africa met in Rome from 11 to 13 September President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano and Chamber of Deputies Speaker Gianfranco Fini delivered welcome addresses on the first day of the talks

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    Quick Time On Line Poll on G8 Closes 25 07 2009 About 1 000 members of the public have taken part in Have Your Say on the G8 the first on line survey on the Summit Italian men aged between 25 and 29 accounted for the majority of participants Great interest was voiced in the L Aquila Summit which was seen as an opportunity for raising Italy s profile abroad and as holding out development potential for the Abruzzo region The poll also reveals a demand for greater civil society involvement Open Days at the G8 on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July as Well 24 07 2009 This is the third weekend in the Open Days at the G8 initiative which is proving a big hit The public will be able to visit the exhibitions set up to mark the Summit held at the Coppito Guardia di Finanza College in L Aquila on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July as well The Have Your Say on the G8 On Line Poll Closes on Saturday 25 July 23 07 2009 The first public on line survey on a G8 site which sets out to bring the institutions and the public closer together by opening up the World Leaders Summit to the impressions and views of the public at large is about to close You have time to contribute to it with your views until 1 00 pm on Saturday 25 July all you have to do is fill out an anonymous questionnaire First Factsheets on the L Aquila G8 Summit Available 21 07 2009 The factsheets on the 2009 Summit held in L Aquila are to sum up the issues and the action agreed during the Summit meetings Factsheets on the world economy development and climate change are online and can be consulted in the Main Issues page Two More Open Days at the G8 on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 17 07 2009 In the wake of the big success scored on 11 and 12 July the Civil Protection Department is repeating the Open Days at the G8 initiative on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July The local people and others too can view the exhibitions set up for the Summit which took place at the Coppito Guardia di Finanza College in L Aquila Advance booking is required The on line Have your say on the G8 survey continues 14 07 2009 Have your say on the G8 has been on line for a week and is already providing initial feedback on the way the L Aquila Summit has been perceived A positive view has been voiced by the members of the public who have filled in the questionnaire to date as has a call for civil society to be more closely involved And the poll continues Open Day at the G8 Thousands Visit the Summit Venue in Coppito 13 07 2009 Over 5 000 people visited the Guardia di Finanza Inspectors Campus in Coppito over the weekend

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - News
    Bertolaso to whom responsibility for organising the major event has been delegated Italy s Second Month as G8 President Foreign delegations continue to visit the Summit venues On 13 14 February the Finance Minister s Meeting opened the year s calendar of meetings which will conclude with the Summit on 8 10 July at La Maddalena On 19 February Prime Minister Brown is on an official visit in Rome to

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - Canada
    Government G8 Countries Canada Geographical information Area 9 970 610 km2 Population 32 6 million 2006 1 Annual population growth rate 1 0 2006 Capital Ottawa Official languages English and French Economic data GDP nominal 2007 2 Total 1 436 billion Pro capita 43 674 World GDP 2 6 4 GDP PPP 2007 3 Total 1 270 billion Pro capita 38 617 World GDP 2 4 Form of government Federal parliamentary monarchy Leader Prime Minister Stephen Harper G8s held to date Kananaskis Summit 2002 Halifax Summit 1995 Toronto Summit 1988 Ottawa Summit 1981 1 ONU World Population Prospects The 2006 Revision http www un org esa population publications wpp2006 wpp2006 htm 2 Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database October 2008 http www imf org external pubs ft weo 2008 01 weodata index aspx 3 PPP Purchasing Power Parity Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database October 2008 http www imf org external pubs ft weo 2008 01 weodata index aspx For further information on the calculation of purchasing power parity consult http en wikipedia org wiki Purchasing power parity 4 Reprocessing of the figures published by the

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  • G8 Summit 2009 - official website - France
    G8 Countries France Geographical information Area 550 000 km2 Population 63 0 million 2006 1 Annual population growth rate 0 5 2006 Capital Paris Official language French Economic data GDP nominal 2007 2 Total 2 593 billion Pro capita 42 033 World GDP 4 8 4 GDP PPP 2007 3 Total 2 068 billion Pro capita 33 508 World GDP 3 2 4 Form of government Presidential republic Leader President Nicolas Sarkozy G8s held to date Evian Summit 2003 Lyon Summit 1996 Summit of the Arch 1989 Versailles Summit 1982 Rambouillet Summit 1975 1 ONU World Population Prospects The 2006 Revision http www un org esa population publications wpp2006 wpp2006 htm 2 Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database October 2008 http www imf org external pubs ft weo 2008 01 weodata index aspx 3 PPP Purchasing Power Parity Estimates for 2007 published by the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook Database October 2008 http www imf org external pubs ft weo 2008 01 weodata index aspx For further information on the calculation of purchasing power parity consult http en wikipedia org wiki Purchasing power parity 4 Reprocessing of the figures published by the

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