G8 L'Aquila Chair's Summary

Sectors : Quality of aid, Agricultural investment and production, Aid volume, General health and health funding, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Food security, Water and Sanitation, Other Preventable Diseases
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Quality of aid

“...They reaffirmed their determination to implement the Accra Agenda for Action. Moreover, building on the Monterrey Consensus, they agreed to promote a comprehensive, "whole of country" approach, to ensure stronger policy coherence, and the mobilization of all actors, policies and financial resources... they published a preliminary accountability report and decided to develop a fully-fledged accountability mechanism to monitor progress and strengthen the effectiveness of their actions. A first accountability Report will be submitted at the Muskoka G8 Summit (Canada 2010).”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Aid volume

“They decided to implement a set of measures to help the most vulnerable to withstand the crisis: fulfil their ODA commitments, including on aid for trade; keep markets open to re-launch economic growth to the benefit of the poor; enhance transparency and competition among intermediaries to halve transaction cost of migrants’ remittances; strengthen partnership with Africa to improve access to water and sanitation; support innovative financing instruments for health; put agriculture and food security at the top of the agenda, by increasing multilateral financing to support comprehensive country strategies and improving coordination of existing mechanisms.”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“Leaders of 40 States and Heads of International Organisations convened to unite efforts for hunger eradication...They committed to mobilize US$ 20 billions over three years through the L’Aquila Food Security Initiative in support of rural development in poor countries. Leaders further promoted the advancement of the Global Partnership on Agriculture and Food Security, to keep agriculture at the core of the international agenda, re-launch investments and boost aid efficiency and in-country coordination, with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Other Preventable Diseases

“They reiterated their commitment to promote global health and expressed their solidarity for all vulnerable people and countries in the face of the global H1N1 threat and the importance of supporting developing countries with respect to anti-viral medicines, vaccines, and other preventive measures.”

Scope: 
International