The G-8 Global Partnership
Since its launch by G-8 Leaders at the June 2002 Kananaskis G-8 Summit, the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction has made significant progress toward its aim of preventing terrorists or states that support them from acquiring or developing weapons of mass destruction. The Global Partnership is addressing nonproliferation, disarmament, counterterrorism, and nuclear safety issues through cooperative projects in such areas as destruction of chemical weapons; the dismantlement of decommissioned nuclear submarines; the security and disposition of fissile materials; and rechanneling employment of former weapons scientists to peaceful civilian endeavors. The G-8 Global Partnership Working Group under the G-8 Senior Group coordinates international activities to advance the initiative. Progress to date is reported and goals and plans for coming years are discussed and approved during the annual G-8 summits.
Sea Island Summit, 2004
During this year's summit, G-8 leaders adopted an Action Plan on nonproliferation. The Senior Group's Global Partnership Annual Report also was published at the Summit.
The G8 Consolidated Report of Global Partnership Projects, which provides an overview of projects to which member states have committed, was published as an annex to the Annual Report. Periodic updates of the Consolidated Report will be available on this site. [more]
Sea Island and Beyond
Under Secretary Bolton testifies on the status report on the Global Partnership.