The G8 meeting has finished. It did not reach all expectations, but it is good under the circumstances. Blair was the main one demanding change, and his mind was elsewhere, and he was indeed travelling non-stop from London to Edinburgh.
- Increasing aid.
- Cancelling some of the debts of the world's poorest countries, with fewer conditions applied to them.
- Access to AIDS treatment for all by 2010.
There are two more crucial talks. They are the UN Millennium Development Goals summit and the World Trade Organisation talks, which if I am not mistaken take place at the end of this year in December in Hong Kong. Lets hope all is safe there.
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