The shift towards an era of global governance appears to be driven by the expanding power of the G-20. As more nations lobby to have their say in world affairs, the G-8 faces a future of reduced influence and relevance.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight (G-8) major countries gather in the resort city of Gatineau in Quebec, Canada on March 29-30 to lay the groundwork for the G-8 summit meeting to be held in Muskoka, Ontario, in June.
During the two-day talks, the ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States will discuss a number of issues, including nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, how to ensure peace and stability on the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and the consequences of terrorism and how to support nations with security vulnerabilities.
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G-20 expands its influence, G-8 faces reduced role