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see Group of Eight under Group of SevenGroup of Seven
(G7), international organization officially established in 1985 to facilitate economic and commercial cooperation among the world's largest industrial nations, including efforts to aid the economies of non-G7 nations.
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Japan, in its capacity as Chair of the G8, will pursue synergy between the discussion in the G-8 summit process and those reviews and discussions taking place in the U.
Over 30million people from all around the world gave their names for the Live8 list, which was presented to Tony Blair - as chair of the G8 - by representatives of Live 8 and the Global Call to Action against Poverty.
In 2005 in the week leading to the G8 Summit and Live8 concerts UK Prime Minister and Chair of the G8 summit Tony Blair and Live8's leading force Bob Geldof took tough questions on African poverty, debt relief and Bush policies on climate control from MTV viewers representing 24 countries around the world -- including 7 African nations.
At the 2002 G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta, under the leadership of Canada as the Chair of the G8, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States agreed to a set of Non-Proliferation Principles and Guidelines in response to a perceived increased threat of nuclear proliferation.