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Main achievements of the G8 Summit in Saint Petersburg 2006

2006. Vol. 1. No. 6. P. 4–6 [issue contents]

The paper presents a brief assessment of the run up to the Saint-Petersburg summit and its outcomes. The author points out the importance and complexity of the Russian G8 Chairmanship priorities, and emphasizes the fact that in spite of a sophistication of the negotiating processes, St. Petersburg produced 14 summit documents plus Chair’s summary totaling 317 specific, concrete commitments. The result has confirmed the tendency for increasing the number of commitment characteristic of the seventh series, this is the highest of any summit since they started in 1975. 216 of these commitments reflect decisions in the Presidency priority issues: 52- relate to fight against infectious diseases; 114 – to global energy security; 50 – education for innovative society in the 21st century.

Citation: (2006) Posleslovie k sammitu «Gruppy Vos'mi» v Sankt-Peterburge – glavnye dostizheniya [Main achievements of the G8 Summit in Saint Petersburg 2006] INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RESEARCH JOURNAL, 6, pp. 4-6 (in Russian)
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