In this video blog, CIGI's Andrew F. Cooper summarizes the first day of the Muskoka G8 Summit. International development has taken centre stage, with an outreach session with leaders from Africa and the Americas, the cancelling of Haitian debt, and commitments on maternal, child and infant health.

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Dr. Cooper anticipates a focus on security issues raised by North Korea and Iran, in addition to a revised discussion on transnational crime and corruption.

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