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G8 Summit, June 2013

The 2013 G8 summit (the 39th) was held June 17-18 in Lough Erne, Ireland. World Vision urged leaders to meet the Millennium Development Goals and existing G8 commitments.

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Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost
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