G8 Watch 2011
G8 World leaders meet in Deauville France
Recomitment to 2010 G8 Muskoka Initiative on MNCH
26 -27 MAY 2011 | DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - World leaders of the Group of Eight – known as the G8 –gathered in northern France for the annual Summit of Heads of State. G8 countries include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States with the European Union. In June 2010, the G8 committed to provide US$ 10 billion for the Muskoka Initiative by 2015, and made an initial commitment of US$5 billion.
G8 Leaders have recommitted to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality, particularly through the Muskoka Initiative for MNCH. ''Often political agendas come and go, so we are very heartened to see that one year later, the G8 remains focussed on reducing preventable deaths of women and children,'' says Dr. Carole Presern, PMNCH Director.
A report released by the G8 gave a first glimpse into these commitments. It appears that collectively the G8 may have already surpassed the initial US$5 billion commitment by about US$2.656 billion, roughly 53%. ''This is potentially really good news, if the G8 are not only delivering on their initial commitment, but making progress on their overall pledge to get to US$10 billion,'' says Dr. Presern. Find full details on the press release found on the right.
G8 Watch 2011
In this G8 Watch 2011 Section of the PMNCH website, please find links on the right to:
- 2011 G8 Deauville Leaders' Declaration;
- Deauville G8 Accountability Report;
- Press release from Canada announcing new MNCH initiatives;
- Press releases from PMNCH regarding the G8 Accountability Report and Leaders' Declaration;
- MNCH and member G8 press releases and Blogs; and
- MNCH in the news at the G8.
The next G8 summit will be held in the USA in 2012.