G8 L'Aquila Chair's Summary

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