G8 L’Aquila Chair Summary of the G8-Africa Session

Sectors : International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Anti-personnel mines, Economic governance, corruption and crime, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Small and Light Weapons, Economic governance and public finance management
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2009
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

“4. The G8 and African partners, responding to the reciprocal call for improving joint work on water and sanitation made at the G8 and AU Summits in 2008, issued for the first time a joint statement expressing their determination to build a stronger partnership to support national plans to improve access to water and sanitation in Africa.”

Scope: 
Africa

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

“...Reaffirmed their commitment to promote peace and security. They stressed the importance of and discussed progress in establishing a credible system of regional security, in particular through the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), and the elimination of all factors of instability, including the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. In this framework, they agreed on continuing collaborative efforts in fighting more effectively all forms of criminality and organised crime, including piracy off the coast of Eastern Africa, drug trafficking in Western Africa, money laundering and terrorism in all kind of ramifications."

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

“...G8 countries reiterated their commitments, including those made in Gleneagles and more recently at the G20 London Summit, to support African efforts towards promoting development good governance and achieving the Millennium Development Goals.”

Scope: 
Africa