OECD work with G8 for the 2009 L'Aquila Summit
is available at www.oecd.org/g8.
6-8 June G8 Summit, Heiligendamm, Germany
At the Summit, G8 leaders asked the OECD, together with the IEA, to act as a platform for dialogue between G8 countries and the major emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa on issues including innovation, freedom of investment, corporate social responsibility and development in Africa, and energy efficiency. Read OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría's speech to G8 leaders here and the final G8 Summit statement here.
In the run-up to the Summit, the OECD and its affiliate organisation, the International Energy Agency, worked closely with the German presidency. OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría gave a speech to G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in May 2007 about strategies for more and better employment in OECD countries. He also met G8 Development Ministers in March 2007 to discuss the importance of co-operation between G8 countries and emerging economies on development assistance and the challenges and opportunities of globalisation for Africa.
The OECD traditionally holds its annual Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level four to six weeks before the G8 Summit in order to facilitate co-ordination.
For OECD work on G8 priorities for 2007 Summit, read below.
Overview of main issues
Investment and globalisation
Africa: good governance, development and security
Economic growth and stability
Sustainable development and climate change