Group of Eight

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The Group of Eight (G-8) is an international forum for the governments of the Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It convenes annual summits to consider issues of common concern, typically of an economic or military nature.

At its June 1997 summit in Denver, Colorado, the G-8 called for a worldwide ban on human reproductive cloning. According to the Final Communique of the Denver Summit of the Eight, the leaders of the G-8 nations agreed "on the need for appropriate domestic measures and close international cooperation to prohibit the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer to create a child."[1]


  1. "Clinton closes summit, hailing hard work and cooperation," CNN (June 22, 1997)