On the Road to G8/G20 French Summits

At last week's Global G8/G20 Working Group strategy meeting, 130 NGO representatives from 20+ countries gathered in Paris and agreed on a range of activities and positions.  The gathering was opened by Christian Masset from the French Foreign Affairs Ministry and Sous Sherpa for the Summits.  He announced that the G8 Summit will be held May 26-27 in Deauville France on coast of Normandy about 2 hours from Paris. 

After much lively discussion the working group agreed to advocate tax secrecy, the financial transfer tax, maternal and child health, accountability and civil society access to the media at the summits. 

Bond and InterAction, national platforms from the UK and US respectively, were unanimously elected to co-chair the working group for the next year.