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G7 Summit brings together the Heads of State and Government from the seven countries

The G7 organizes several ministerial meetings as well as the G7 Summit which brings together the Heads of State and Government from the seven countries in Biarritz, from 24 to 26 August 2019.

The G7, or Group of 7, comprises France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada.

Initially focused on addressing the economic issues, the G7 is also a forum for concertation where common responses are found for major global challenges including peace and security, counter-terrorism, development, education, health, the environment and climate change.

Five goals for fighting inequality

In 2019, in order to reduce inequality of opportunity and give everyone the same chances in life, regardless of where they were born, where they live, or their gender, and to ensure global stability and peace, France has set a number of goals and priorities for its G7 Presidency:

  • fighting inequality of opportunity;
  • reducing environmental inequality;
  • promoting more fair and equitable trade, tax and development policies;
  • taking action for peace, against security threats and terrorism;
  • tapping into the opportunities created by digital technology and artificial intelligence in an ethical and human-oriented way.

A new format


This G7 wasn't just a meeting between the governments of the seven countries, but rather an opportunity to work more broadly with everyone who shares our values and is willing to take action to move forward together.

Therefore, other countries were invited to take part in the debates and negotiations at Head of State and Government level, as well as in preparatory meetings throughout the year. Particular emphasis were placed on a number of African countries, as Africa is a special partner and a key centre for development challenges, but also for opportunities to build future equality.

Working hand in hand with international organizations is also a priority of the G7 Presidency and it is seeking to enhance synergies with and among them.

Finally, civil society were closely involved in this G7, in particular through the specific mobilization of engagement groups: young people (Youth 7), women (Women 7), non-governmental organizations (C7), unions (Labour 7), employers (Business 7), think tanks (Think Tanks 7) and academies of science (Science 7).


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