continent to promote and defend African common positions on interests to

Continent to promote and defend african common

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continent, to promote and defend African common positions on interests to African States and to the world, to combat disease, poverty, and corruption, to achieve peace
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and security in Africa and to promote democratic institutions and good governance and human rights However they aren’t successful with any of their objectives o AIDS is crippling Africa Odd Balls and The 3 G’s: G-7, G-8, G-20 International oddballs Don’t fit into other categories have ecnomoic political nuclear power but not really legit Don’t have binding constiution or set of rules Run more like business than country coalition Group Biggest economies at the time G7 was formed from the G6 which started during ww2 o Group of states meeting of finance ministers and central bankers o Meet to discuss economic and finance policies o To work together better o US Canada france germany ital japan UK biggest economy at time o Richest democratic countries that were allies o To stay rich G8 grew o Added russia after collapse of soviet Union o Gesture of goodwill o Nothing legally binding o Fireside chat between friends o G8 summit prime ministers o What's the point? What bout china or india??? G20 o Argentina australia brazil china india indonesia mexico saudi arabia south africa south korey turkey and EU o Much more representative of planet earth o Ethnically culturally diverse o G7 is a joke o More representative o 85% of world GDP o 80% of all global trade o 2/3 of worlds population o G7 was white man's club o Very functional o Effective grouping o Un - what are 192 countires going to agree on? o G20 will be most effective global working group to enact pay o No noe will take legislation to un before going to g20 o Evironmental policy
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o If state wants policy passed, go g20 first o P5 are in g20 o More glabally represented o Yearly summit o No contracts Bric: No constitution or rules Brazil Russia India China Fast growing economies These countries are some of the hottest performing fastest growing economies Brazil o Developing fast o Military techonoly Russia o Natural resouces India o Computer fields Rapidly growing economies 7-12% gdp growth rates Physically big and population big workforces Top 5-6% economy Alternative g7 Financial weight
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