From 11-13 June, President of the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles Michel will represent the European Union at the 46th G7 Summit, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
This will be the first G7 Summit since the 2019 summit in Biarritz. The summit comes after the G20 Global Health Summit and just before the EU-US Summit on 15 June. It will provide an impetus for the G20 Summit in October, the UN COP15 on Biodiversity in October, the COP26 on Climate Change in November, and the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in December.
As societies and economies guided by shared values, G7 leaders will commit to beating COVID-19 and tackling the recovery to ensure a more resilient international order. The UK Presidency’s overarching theme this year is “Building Back Better” from the pandemic. This theme will be reflected in the six working sessions taking place between Friday 11 June and Sunday 13 June.
Key issues to be discussed:
G7 leaders will focus on a path to a strong, sustainable, balanced, inclusive and resilient growth. They will also address the immediate and long-term challenges in the global economy and society.
G7 members will reaffirm their commitment for a green and digital recovery, and commit to step up their efforts to ensure that the global recovery is a chance to tackle climate change, promote digital transition and social inclusion, and close the gender gap. They will also focus on geopolitical challenges, trade and development finance, and strengthening economic resilience.
Leaders will discuss key foreign policy issues, including Russia and Belarus, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, DPRK, Lybia and Iran.
Building on the G20 Global Health Summit and the World Health Assembly, G7 leaders will focus on how to improve global equitable access to vaccines and address bottlenecks in manufacturing. They are also expected to discuss ways to strengthen global health and health security, including strengthening the World Health Organisation.
Open societies and economies
G7 members will commit to strengthening the foundations of open societies, promote democracy, human rights, the rule of law, media freedom, and social inclusion.
Climate and nature
The G7 will reaffirm its commitment to the Paris Agreement and to strengthening and accelerating its implementation through robust national policies and scaled up international cooperation. Leaders will also commit to reverse global biodiversity ahead of the COP15 on biodiversity.
- Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the conclusions of the special meeting of the European Council of 24-25 May 2021 and preparation of the G7 Summit of 11-13 June 2021 and the EU-U.S. Summit
- Opening statement by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis at the European Parliament plenary debate on the preparation of the G7 summit of 11-13 June and the EU -US Summit
- Photos and videos
- Background Briefing