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Do you fancy representing Mumsnet at the G8 Summit in June?

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RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 16:24:39


We have an opportunity to send an MNer to the G8 Summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The G8 meeting forms part of the UK's current Presidency of the G8, and is an opportunity for leading heads of government to get together to discuss major international issues.

The trip would be part of a project associated with the IF Campaign, and they're looking particularly for someone with an interest in world hunger. You'd be asked to report back as events unfold via a thread on Active Conversations, and also possibly speak to the press while you're there.

You would need to be available between June 16 and June 18, and willing to travel and stay overnight (unless you're very local); travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

So if you're interested in international issues, and particularly the objectives of the IF campaign, do please post here to indicate your interest. We need to have a name by lunchtime on Tuesday May 21, so time is of the essence!


MaggieMaggieMaggieMcGill Mon 20-May-13 16:27:36

Sounds like a great opportunity. I would love to except the IF campaign and world hunger issues are not something I am that informed on.
Good luck to whoever gets to go.

YoniMatopoeia Mon 20-May-13 16:34:49

What a fantastic opportunity. I would love to do it, but I am sure there are others who know more than me.

CherylTrole Mon 20-May-13 16:49:30

Wow thats a fabulous gig for someone on here. Im not clued up enough either but I am certain there is a MNwho is perfect for the job! Enniskillen is a lovely place BTW. I will be following this with interest!

CherylTrole Mon 20-May-13 16:50:10


loopylou6 Mon 20-May-13 16:52:36

would you be able to take your partner with you?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 16:53:06

It is indeed a fabulous gig: I represented MN at the G20 in London in April 2009 and it was tremendously good fun, and hugely interesting (and I got a job out of it wink)

You don't have to be an acknowledged expert on anything; the people organising the event are very helpful and can usually point you at someone who can answer any questions you might have. It does help to have a basic grounding and understanding of the issues, though.

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 16:53:51


would you be able to take your partner with you?

I'm afraid not - well you'd be welcome to bring them along I suppose, but they'd have to pay for themselves and wouldn't have access to the Summit events.

Tee2072 Mon 20-May-13 16:57:50

I would love to do it and it's right down the street but I just don't feel like I know enough about IF and world hunger.


mcmooncup Mon 20-May-13 16:58:21

I would LOVE to do this.
Work with people everyday who are starving. In this country sad but have a keen interest in global issues too.
I would pee my pants with excitement but also be vair serious when required.
<on knees begging>

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 17:05:24

Rowan that is great that you got a job out of it - I had no idea. Well done.

I would love to do it but I am completely unknowledgable about such things and am sure there are plently of others on here more informed and therefore more deserving of the opportunity.

morethanpotatoprints Mon 20-May-13 17:09:34


Good luck, hope they pick you. You obviously are passionate about this stuff.
Please pick her M.Net

PromQueenWithin Mon 20-May-13 17:10:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YoniMatopoeia Mon 20-May-13 17:17:12

<<peers at Rowan>>

You were an 'ordinary' poster before then. One with <<ahem>> a particular interest in policy politics?

If you were who I think you were that is.

sitzonhandz Mon 20-May-13 17:27:35

I don't think she is yoni... But now I do wonder. Bwahaha! I do remember thoughtful posts about her hair-do from star-struck posters in the pics from the gaff... <goes off to gig up old threads>

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Mon 20-May-13 17:30:06

am very interested (along with many!) - am hiking a long way for Action Against Hunger in June (not the same weekend) and sponsored a child in Zambia for many years, not that this qualifies me (mcmooncup sounds infinitely more qualified) but putting my name into the hat

Fillybuster Mon 20-May-13 17:50:16

And once again MN demonstrates that is is about so much more than quiche and biscuits....wink

Ye gods, I love this den of poisonous vipers. Couldn't think of anywhere nicer to hang out.

Will be watching this thread (and the actual reporting) with interest. Way to go MN smile

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 17:52:01

<is mysterious> <but not very>

meglet Mon 20-May-13 18:01:56

That might explain where a certain poster went then!

I can't go as I'm not totally clued up on these things don't have childcare and would have to be polite to Cameron if I met him.

Good luck to whoever gets it!

mcmooncup Mon 20-May-13 18:13:47

I remember you going was fun.
<ingratiating emoticon>

mousebacon Mon 20-May-13 18:21:45

Ooh I'd love to do this but I'm another who's not really knowledgeable enough sad

I did attend a UN summit on international womens day many moons ago though so have experience in the field


IamtheZombie Mon 20-May-13 18:47:17

Zombie isn't really qualified enough either. Best of luck to those who are.

She would appreciate if someone could make a note that she'd like to be considered as the MN rep to any Zombie conferences that may come around.


AnyFucker Mon 20-May-13 18:58:11

I vote for McMoon !

AnyFucker Mon 20-May-13 18:59:06

I am putting my name down for Fucker conferences.

I suspect there are plenty going on all the time though < eyes telly >

YoniMatopoeia Mon 20-May-13 19:23:49

I put my name down for any criminal justice / rehabilitation conference.

I am so tempted to beg muchly for this. So tempted. But in the spirit of wanting MN to have a more serious, knowledgeable presence , I will grudgingly defer.

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