G8++ Global Clearinghouse Meeting, October 2007.
The clearinghouse is a mechanism to exchange information and coordinate activities to enhance peace operations capacity building efforts. The U.S. hosted the first clearinghouse meeting, focused on Africa, in October 2004. Subsequent G8 Africa clearinghouse meetings were hosted by the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation in February 2006 and June 2006, as well as by Germany and Japan in 2007 and 2008. The U.S. held the first G8++ Global Clearinghouse in October 2007 to enable information exchange and coordination on peace operations capacity building efforts around the world. Forty-six countries and organizations participated in this initial conference. Future G8++ conferences will be held elsewhere in the world to continue this information exchange and coordination.