The role of the G8

The G8, otherwise known as the Group of Eight, is an assembly of world leaders who meet annually to discuss global issues.  Each year, the G8 holds a Leaders’ Summit, in which Heads of State and Government of member countries meet to discuss and attempt to reconcile global issues.  Although the G8 is best known for its annual summits, it works throughout the year to tackle important contemporary topics such as the economy and climate change.  The G8 discusses and creates global policies.  However, adherence to these policies is not obligatory, and other countries can decide whether or not to obey.

Comments on this article

Graham Vine 11 April, 2013

What changes worldwide have the G8 achieved? Climate no. Poverty no. Tension no. I go on.

Louise 3 May, 2013

its pointless.

EZIBON 3 May, 2013

It is best to consolidate global issues into one because the world is a corporate body known as a "global village". together we can resolve global issues the-same way we resolve issues in our own villages....

Emmanuel 14 May, 2013

well G8 is known world wide but why China and India are not included in the list.What are the roles of G8 to poorest countries.

M ALI 5 June, 2013

WHICH AND WHICH COUNTRIE WE HAVE IN G8 AND WHAT THEY WANT TO ACHIVE

emmanuel 10 June, 2013

its a way of exploitation

Sir. Cletus Muonaka. 11 June, 2013

Why must the G8 conditional that it doesnot favour and re-creat the less privilege countries mostly in Africa: especially NIGERIA, in terms of her economy , policies and so on.

RUBY 11 June, 2013

WHICH ARE THE EIGHT COUNTRIES ?

RUBY TAYLOR 11 June, 2013

IF FOR ANY REASON THE ALIENS VISITED THE EARTH, THE FIRST THING THEY WOULD SAY IS " I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MANAGER "...

Ibo 11 June, 2013

Too bad people can't fight against the brutality of the police during protests.

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