G8 Sea Island Statement: Partnership for Progress and a Common Future with the Region of the Broader Middle East and North Africa

Sectors : Debt relief, Economic governance and public finance management, Employment and Training, Investment, Primary and basic education
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2004

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Debt relief

“3. ...we commit ourselves today to a Partnership for Progress and a Common Future with the governments and peoples of the Broader Middle East and North Africa. This partnership will be based on genuine cooperation with the region's governments, as well as business and civil society representatives to strengthen freedom, democracy, and prosperity for all.”

Scope: 
Regional Africa

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Investment

“11.3. In the economic sphere, creating jobs is the number one priority of many countries in the region. To expand opportunity, and promote conditions in which the private sector can create jobs, we will work with governments and business leaders to promote entrepreneurship, expand trade and investment, increase access to capital, support financial reforms, secure property rights, promote transparency and fight corruption. Promotion of intra-regional trade will be a priority for economic development of the Broader Middle East and North Africa.”

Scope: 
Regional Africa

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“11.2. In the social and cultural sphere, education for all, freedom of expression, equality between men and women as well as access to global information technology are crucial to modernization and prosperity. A better-educated workforce is a key to active participation in a globalized world. We will focus our efforts to reduce illiteracy and increase access to education, especially for girls and women.”

Scope: 
Regional Africa