G8 Evian Chair's Summary

Sectors : Employment and Training, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Health systems, medicines and regulation, General health and health funding, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Polio, TB
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

“1. Strengthening Growth World−Wide... We reaffirm our commitment to multilateral co−operation, to achieve the objectives and overall timetable set out in the Doha Development Agenda as reflected in our Action Plan on Trade, and to implement sound macro−economic policies supportive of growth, while ensuring domestic and external sustainability. Our common responsibility is to raise growth in our own economies, and thus contribute to a stronger global economy.

As this contribution should rely more strongly on structural reforms and flexibility, we therefore reaffirm our commitment to:
− implement structural reforms of labour, product and capital markets;
− implement pension and health care reforms, as we face a common challenge of ageing populations;
− raise productivity through education and lifelong learning and by creating an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive, fostering competition and promoting public and private investment in knowledge and innovation;
− strengthen investor confidence by improving corporate governance, enhancing market discipline and increasing transparency;
− the principles of our Declaration on Fostering Growth and Promoting a Responsible Market Economy, accompanied with specific actions to improve transparency and to fight corruption more effectively, including a specific initiative on extractive industries...”


Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“Health. We agreed on measures to:
− strengthen the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and other bilateral and multilateral efforts, notably through our active participation in the donors' and supporters' conference to be hosted in Paris this July;
− improve access to health care, including to drugs and treatments at affordable prices, in poor countries;
− encourage research on diseases mostly affecting developing countries;
− mobilise the extra funding needed to eradicate polio by 2005;
− improve international co−operation against new epidemics such as SARS.”