G8 Kananaskis Summit: Chair's Summary

Sectors : Debt relief, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Small and Light Weapons, Polio, Gender and social development, Primary and basic education
Date made: 
2002

Commitments

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Debt relief

“...• We agreed to resist protectionist pressures and stressed our commitment to work with developing countries to ensure the successful conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda by January 1, 2005...

...• We will fund our share of the shortfall in the enhanced HIPC initiative, recognizing that this shortfall will be up to US $1 billion. We stressed the importance of good governance in countries benefiting from HIPC debt relief.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“ We are committed to sustained and comprehensive actions to deny support or sanctuary to terrorists, to bring terrorists to justice, and to reduce the threat of terrorist attacks."

• We agreed on a set of six non-proliferation Principles aimed at preventing terrorists – or those who harbour them – from acquiring or developing nuclear, chemical, radiological and biological weapons; missiles; and related materials, equipment or technologies...

...• We launched a new G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass
Destruction, under which we will undertake cooperative projects on the basis of agreed guidelines. We committed to raise up to US$ 20 billion to support such projects over the next ten years.

• We agreed on a new initiative with clear deadlines - Cooperative G8 Action on Transport Security – to strengthen the security and efficiency of the global transportation system.”

Scope: 
International

“• We agreed to work with African partners to deliver a joint plan by 2003 for the development of African capability to undertake peace support operations...

...• We stressed our commitment to work for peace in the Middle East, based on our vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side within secure and recognized borders. We agreed on the urgency of reform of Palestinian institutions and its economy, and of free and fair elections...”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Polio

“• We underlined the devastating consequences for Africa’s development of diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. In addition to our ongoing commitments to combat these diseases, we committed to provide sufficient resources to eradicate polio by 2005.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“• We adopted a series of recommendations to assist developing countries to achieve universal primary education for all children and equal access to education for girls. We agreed to increase significantly our bilateral assistance for countries that have demonstrated a strong and credible policy and financial commitment to these goals.”

Scope: 
International