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G7: The 2014 Brussels Summit

Edited by John Kirton and Madeline Koch
Published by Newsdesk Media Group and the G8 Research Group, 2014

For a downloadable electronic version, click here.

Leaders' perspectives

History belongs to those who embrace the future
José´ Manuel Barroso, president, European Commission
Bringing the benefits of globalisation home
David Cameron, prime minister, United Kingdom
A stable, competitive European Union
Angela Merkel, chancellor, Germany
The hard work of building democracy
Barack Obama, president, United States of America
In support of Ukraine's territorial integrity: restoring economic and political stability
Stephen Harper, prime minister, Canada
Shaping global destiny
Franç¸ois Hollande, president, France
A proactive contribution to peace
Shinzo Abe, prime minister, Japan
The Mediterranean is the heart of our political and cultural actions
Matteo Renzi, prime minister, Italy

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Editor's introduction

Seeking to strengthen democratic security and solidarity worldwide
John Kirton, director, G8 Research Group, University of Toronto

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Business viewpoints

Private-sector-led growth and the global economy
DSM Nutritional Products, GE Healthcare, International Gas Union

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Energy and climate change as G7 priorities

The pursuit of energy security and market stability in the oil industry
Abdalla Salem El-Badri, secretary general, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
Water security for growth
Benedito Braga, president, World Water Council
Escaping the poverty trap
Achim Steiner, United Nations under-secretary general and executive director, United Nations Environment Programme
Climate-change governance: achievements, hopes and dangers
Ella Kokotsis, G8 Research Group

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Global health governance

Maternal and child health at the centre of the development agenda
Anthony Lake, executive director, UNICEF
Unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Joy D Fitzgibbon, Global Health Diplomacy Program, University of Toronto
Proactive prevention: the Caribbean contribution to global health
C James Hospedales, executive director, Caribbean Public Health Agency

Economy, growth and jobs

Joint commitment can kickstart growth
Robert Fauver, former US G7/G8 sherpa
Generating decent jobs for youth
Guy Ryder, director general, International Labour Organization
Education for sustainable, shared prosperity
Harry Anthony Patrinos, lead education economist, World Bank, and Gaurav Tiwari, education consultant, World Bank

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Big and open data
Neelie Kroes, vice president, European Commission, responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe
Strengthening standards for cybersecurity and surveillance
John Lyons, chief executive, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance

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Trade, taxation and transparency

Promoting growth and development through trade
Yonov Frederick Agah, deputy director general, World Trade Organization
Sound investment policies for sustainable economic development
Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary general, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Advancing global action to support fiscal sustainability
Angel Gurría, secretary general, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
The G7/G20 tax agenda: time to secure progress across the world
Dries Lesage, Ghent Institute for International Studies, Ghent University
Put an end to money laundering, bribery and corruption
Cobus de Swardt, managing director, Transparency International

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Africa as a global opportunity

Turning economic growth into economic transformation
Donald Kaberuka, president, African Development Bank
The role of ICTs in developing Africa
Hamadoun Touré, secretary-general, International Telecommunication Union
Powering Africa forward
Andrew M Herscowitz, coordinator, Power Africa and Trade Africa

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Agriculture, food security and nutrition

Growing a better future for all
Kanayo Nwanze, president, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Working to achieve the vision of a world free from hunger
Ertharin Cousin, executive director, World Food Programme

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Foreign policy and security

The humanitarian crisis in Syria poses a threat to world peace
Valerie Amos, under-secretary general and emergency relief coordinator, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Achieve secure borders through dedication, not tragedy
Ronald Noble, secretary general, INTERPOL
Protecting global security norms for nuclear non-proliferation
David Shorr, foreign policy and international affairs analyst
Tackling regional security conflicts: sanctions or military force?
Julia Kulik, G8 Research Group
The political threats facing East Asia
David A Welch, chair of global security, Balsillie School of International Affairs, and senior fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

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Strengthening the summit process

Keeping the faith: still focused on goals
Karen Hamilton, general secretary, Canadian Council of Churches
Assessing compliance with the Lough Erne commitments
Caroline Bracht, G8 Research Group, and Mark Rakhmangulov, International Organisations Research Institute, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Leaders' profiles

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