Meeting of the G8, Genoa, July 2001

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G8 Dot Force has plans but no money. . .
3 June 2001. The G8's Dot Force has reached the end of its deliberations and produced a strategy and a plan for action. Many in Africa held out great hopes of this initiative. But it's not clear how this strategy or its implementation plan will be carried out. The USA is distancing itself from the initiative and any action is being seen as taken by individual countries.
Global Unions at Genoa G8 Summit: A new vision and action needed for the global economy
ICFTU OnLine..., 17 July 2001. At the meeting organised by the Italian trade union movement, unions will demand a new vision and policy action from the leaders of the world's most powerful nations to restore economic and employment growth to the global economy and that globalisation will ensure the full respect of human rights including workers' rights.
How to Rule the World: Rich Nations Should Stop Running the Planet and Give Way to Global Democracy
By George Monbiot, Guardian (London), 17 July 2001. The major theme of this week's summit is promoting democracy, but the G8 is incapable of it. They represent just 13% of the world's population; but elected to pursue domestic imperatives, of which their global role is simply a byproduct. The decisions they make are haphazard and ephemeral.
Funds not enough to counter HIV/Aids
SABC, 19 July 2001. Resources made available by governments to battle the HIV/Aids pandemic did not match the scale of the plague, Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said in Genoa, Italy today.
The G8 Play God in Genoa
Opinon by Salih Booker, Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), 20 July 2001. The agenda for the summit in Genoa this week of the seven richest countries—joined by Russia to make the Group of Eight (G8)—will include issues effectring their own economic well-being and yet be seen as compassionate about the global poverty at their door that they can no longer ignore.
Genoa summit & poverty issue
By Sultan Ahmed, DAWN, 26 July 2001. The Group of Eight, consisting of leading industrial states of the world, pledged to draw the poor nations into the world economy and make globalization work. The demonstrators, from the western world, led by pro-poor organizations, and were not from the developing countries who are currently the victims of globalization or the World Trade Organisation's edicts.