The G8 summit of world leaders in France in May 2011 announced billions of dollars of 'aid' for the Arab Spring. Yet it was the G8 who armed and financed the dictators of Egypt and Tunisia, who have now been overthrown.
Spiralling food and oil prices dominated the first day of the G8 summit in Japan. The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, arrived at the summit calling for the launch of a ‘global action plan’ to tackle rising food prices.
On the opening day of the G8 summit, leading international debt cancellation advocacy groups declared that the deal leaders negotiated 2 years ago has not solved the debt crisis. They also issued a strong call to the G8 to stop the activities of 'vulture funds'.
Leaders of G8 countries must take the next steps to meet their commitments to end extreme poverty and stop AIDS' devastation in the developing world, Christian aid agency World Vision has said in a paper released for this week's meeting of government development ministers.