Friday, 27 May 2011

May 27, 2011

Was the G8 Deauville Summit a success or a failure?

The 2011 G8 Deauville Summit: New World, New Ideas

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch
Published by Newsdesk Media Group and the G20 Research Group, 2011

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Table of contents [PDF]

Introduction and leaders' perspectives [PDF]

The priorities of the French presidency of the G8
Le Sommet du G8 à Deauville de la France: nouveau monde, nouvelles idées
G8/G20 Presidency of the Republic of France
A ‘new’ G8: building on Muskoka’s foundations/
Un « nouveau » G8
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, prime minister, Canada
Governing globalisation: challenges for the G8
Angela Merkel, chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany
The G20 Seoul Summit and beyond
Lee Myung-bak, president, Republic of Korea
Working together to secure growth for all
Felipe Calderón, president, Mexico
How bigger challenges can create bold advances
John Kirton, director, G8 Research Group
Deauville welcomes the G8/Deauville accueille le G8
Philippe Augier, mayor of Deauville

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Development and the Millennium Development Goals [PDF]

The role of gender equality in global development
Helen Clark, administrator, United Nations Development Programme
Placing reproductive health centre stage
Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The changing face of African agriculture
Lars H Thunell, executive vice-president and CEO, IFC
The role of the Asian Development Bank
Haruhiko Kuroda, president, Asian Development Bank
The need for a balanced economic governance system
Luis Alberto Moreno, president, Inter-American Development Bank
Taking a different approach to finance
Ahmad Mohamed Ali, president, Islamic Development Bank Group
Towards a renewed G8/Vers un G8 renouvelé
Abdou Diouf, secretary general, La Francophonie
Business with empathy for a better tomorrow
Muhammad Yunus, Yunus Centre

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Dealing with natural disasters [PDF]

Responding to humanitarian crises
Valerie Amos, United Nations under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator
Reforming the global response to humanitarian crises
Sir John Holmes, former under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, United Nations
Simultaneous disasters: learning lessons from Japan’s devastation
Gordon McBean, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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Health [PDF]

To improve maternal and child health, focus on the neediest
Anthony Lake, executive director, UNICEF
Non-communicable diseases: a challenge for the global community
Mirta Roses Periago, director, Pan American Health Organization
Continuing support to tackle infectious diseases head on
Michel D Kazatchkine, executive director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Time to up the ante in this war against poverty
Robert Ridley, director, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization
Revolutionising HIV prevention: reaping the dividend
Michel Sidibé, executive director, UNAIDS
A tipping point in the fight against malaria
Mark Green, special advisor, Malaria No More
Keeping it in the community: well-being in the developing world
Jenilee Guebert, Global Health Diplomacy Program, Munk School of Global Affairs
A chance for business to become more proactive
Jeffrey Sturchio, president& CEO, Global Health Council

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Agriculture and food [PDF]

Multi-stranded approach to ensuring food security
David Nabarro, special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for food security and nutrition, and coordinator of the United Nations High Level Task Force
Securing food and agriculture for all
Jacques Diouf, director general, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The importance of vibrant rural economies
Kanayo Nwanze, president, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Ensuring food for all requires a risk-reduction revolution
Josette Sheeran, executive director, World Food Programme
Scaling up our response to the global food crises
Laurette Dubé and Janet Beauvais, McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence
Raising awareness of water and sanitation
Loïc Fauchon, World Water Council

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Climate change and sustainable development [PDF]

The heat is on: challenges ahead for Durban forum
Jacob Zuma, president, Republic of South Africa
Key challenges in environment and climate change
Achim Steiner, United Nations under-secretary general, executive director, United Nations Environment Programme
A winning partnership: business with backing from government
Björn Stigson, president, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Energy security [PDF]

How smart grids are transforming the electricity landscape
Ella Kokotsis, G8 and G20 Research Groups
Energy Security
Tough measures to ward off future fuel shocks
Nobuo Tanaka, executive director, International Energy Agency
Beyond the nuclear option
Victoria Panova, Department of International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy, MGIMO University
Regulation regime undergoes a revolution
Lord Mogg, chair, International Confederation of Energy Regulators; chair, Ofgem; chair, Board of Regulators, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

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Africa's growth opportunitiies [PDF]

Africa’s Growth Opportunities
Strengthening good governance in Africa
John Kufuor, former president, Ghana
New opportunities for development: Africa is capable of catching up
Diéry Seck, director, Centre for Research on Political Economy, Senegal

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Trade and investment [PDF]

Investing in development: ensuring a continued flow
Supachai Panitchpakdi, secretary general, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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Growth through innovation [PDF]

Green Growth Strategy: a framework for action
Angel Gurría, secretary-general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
A role for both public and private sectors
Robert Fauver, former US under secretary of state for economic affairs and former G7 sherpa
Internet: the way to a bright global future
Hamadoun Touré, secretary general, International Telecommunication Union
Rescuing the global cyber commons: an urgent agenda for the G8
Ronald J Deibert, director, the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs

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Peace and security [PDF]

Cyber jaw, not war
Joseph Nye, Harvard University, author of The Future of Power
What next after Libya?
Geoff Hoon, former minister of defence, United Kingdom
Good governance after the Arab Spring
Christopher Sands, senior fellow, Hudson Institute
Global security and the Korean peninsula Lee Dong-hwi, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea
Tackling cocaine and corruption Amandine Scherrer, associate researcher, Canada Research Chair in Security, Identity and Technology, University of Montreal

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Accountability, innovation and effectiveness [PDF]

Keeping the G8 relevant: from Muskoka to Deauville
Leonard Edwards, former G8 sherpa to the Canadian prime minister
Torchlight on Africa: letting us see the invisible
Njongonkulu Ndungane, former Archbishop of Cape Town, president and founder, African Monitor
Keeping promises: how big a difference did last year’s summit make?
Ella Kokotsis, G8 Research Group, and Netila Demneri, G8 and G20 Research Groups
Faith forum calls for inspired leadership
The Reverend Doctor Karen Hamilton, chair, 2010 InterFaith Partnership, general secretary, Canadian Council of Churches

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Leader profiles [PDF]

Leader profiles

Sponsors index

According to John Kirton, director of the G8 Research Group, the summit promised to be an exceptionally significant event. Seldom before had a single G8 summit confronted such a broad range of tightly interconnected burning crises -- waging war to liberate Libya, bringing democracy to North Africa and the Middle East, coping with Japan’s natural and nuclear disasters, and preventing new fiscal and financial crises from Europe or the United States from snuffing out the global economic recovery gathering force. The Deauville Summit also had to deal with the formidable challenges on its built-in agenda, notably terrorism, nuclear proliferation, piracy, drugs, transnational crime, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and a new partnership with Africa for development, health, education and good governance. The summit finally had to take up the new initiatives added by its French chair -- the opportunities offered by the new cyber technologies and innovation for green growth.

Kirton’s full assessment is available at .