The G7 Summit
The 2015 G7 summit was held June 7-8 in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted the other G7 leaders at the Schloss Elmau hotel in Bavaria, where they discussed issues of vital importance to the global community. The leaders' decisions were released in an official Declaration, with supporting materials provided in an Annex. Please see our latest news release for NGO reactions and analysis of the summit outcomes.
In addition to numerous political and security topics, issues addressed in the Leaders' Declaration include:
- Sustainable economic growth and free trade
- Women's economic empowerment
- Climate change
- Food security
- Antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases (including Ebola)
- Post-2015 development agenda
- G7 energy security
- Marine environment protection and governance
- Retail/supply chain standards
As with other years, the summmit is to be preceded by various G7 ministerial meetings. The Foreign Ministers' Meeting, held April 14-15 in Lübeck, produced a Communiqué and a statement on Ebola. The Energy Ministers' Meeting, held May 11-12 in Hamburg, produced a Communiqué on sustainable energy security. The Finance Ministers met in Dresden, May 27-29, and agreed to a series of statements, including a Communiqué and an agenda for crisis prevention in Africa.
A full schedule of 2015 G7 events, along with additional background information, can be found here. The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance composed a policy paper detailing its recommendations for the summit, which can be found here.
The G20 Summit
The 2015 G20 summit will be held November 15-16 in Antalya, Turkey. Leaders from the world's advanced and emerging economies will meet to discuss issues of vital importance to the global economy.
The Turkish presidency released a paper outlining their priorities for the summit, which fall under three main pillars:
- Strengthening the global recovery and lifting potential
- Enhancing resilience
- Buttressing sustainability
A full schedule of 2015 G20 events, along with additional background information, can be found here. The U.S. G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance has composed a policy paper detailing its recommendations for the summit, which can be found here.
The Civil 20 (C20) was accredited by the Turkish government as an official G20 engagement group in April, 2015. The group plans to hold a summit in September, where its members will present recommendations relating to four priority issue areas:
We will continue to update this webpage throughout the year as we receive and publish more information on development-related aspects of the G7 and G20 summits. For more information on InterAction's G7/G20 work, contact John Ruthrauff, Director of International Advocacy.