Policy paper

G8 Lough Erne Declaration

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Declaration issued from the G8 Summit at Lough Erne on agreed principles for the future.


The Lough Erne Declaration from the G8 Summit 2013 sets out agreed principles for the future. It focuses on private enterprise, which drives growth, reduces poverty, and creates jobs and prosperity for people around the world. It also sets out that governments have a special responsibility to make proper rules and promote good governance. In addition, fair taxes, increased transparency and open trade are vital drivers of this. The G8 leaders will make a real difference by acting on the principles in the declaration.