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The annual summit of the Group of Eight (G8) highly industrialised nations was held from the 7 to 9 July 2008 at Toyako on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. Amongst key themes on the agenda is the world economy - including concerted action to address the rising price of oil, the environment - including tackling climate change, and political challenges such as nuclear non-proliferation. Likewise central on the agenda are the challenges facing the African continent; the African development agenda.

G8 Dialogue Series
G8 Think Pieces
G8 Media Watch
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G8 Dialogue Series

Since February 2008, UNU-IAS has hosted a G8 Dialogue Series drawing on expertise of both in-house and international scholars on the key policy issues of the G8 agenda

G8 Think Pieces

Several G8 Think Pieces have also been published by UNU-IAS affiliated scholars to engage the national media, local and international public to promote discussion on key priority areas.

G8 Media Watch

During the weeks leading up to 7-9 July, UNU-IAS monitored media coverage of the G8 Summit to present key decisions and perspectives;

  • Firstly, UNU-IAS is monitoring Japanese media coverage of the G8 agenda;

  • Secondly, media coverage of the African development agenda at the G8 is being monitored from both inside and outside of the African continent.

For more information, please visit:

Schedule of events
G8 Information Center
2008 G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit  
2007 G8 Summit Heiligendamm

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