Notes to broadcasters on the G8 meeting:

    | July 5, 2010

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    The G8 countries are: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Russia.

    The seven African countries invited to this year’s meeting were: South Africa, Malawi, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt.

    The G8 declaration for the 2010 meeting can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/g8_muskoka_declaration.pdf.

    More information on the agreements made at L’Aquila regarding food security:
    http://www.g8italia2009.it/static/G8_Allegato/LAquila_Joint_Statement_on_Global_Food_Security%5B1%5D,0.pdf.

    And here is a document that briefly describes the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme:
    http://siteresources.worldbank.org/NEWS/Resources/GAFSPQuestionsAnswers_ext042210.pdf.

    You can find general background information on the G8 at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G8.

    Read a recent summary of progress towards achieving the MDGs here:
    http://www.odi.org.uk/resources/download/4908.pdf.