41st G7 summit held in Germany
The theme for the summit was Think Ahead. Act Together.
G7 Summit 2015 was held at Schloss Elmau in Bavaria, Germany from 7 June to 8 June 2015. This was the 41st G7 summit and the theme for the summit was Think Ahead. Act Together.
The Summit focused on the global economy as well as on key issues regarding foreign, security, environment and development policy. Further, the UN conferences to be held in 2015 as well as the post-2015 agenda and the issues of sanctions against Russia were also discussed.
The G7 Summit 2015 deliberated on following issues
• Protection of the marine environment and resources and marine governance.
• Antibiotic resistance, neglected and poverty-related diseases and Ebola.
• Retail and supply chain standards.
• Empowerment of women by giving vocational training.
After the talks, the leaders of the G7 committed to raising a 100 billion US dollars fund through public and private sources to combat the rising global temperatures and agreed to implement international mechanisms to bolster global healthcare security by creating a financial instrument at the World Bank to react better to pandemics.
The Summit was attended by all the seven members’ viz., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States and the European Commission (EC). EC is a permanently welcome participant in all meetings and decision-making since 1981.
The guest invitees for the event included Ethiopia, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and the UN.
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