The G7 Summit has been all over the news and TV during the last week but many children may not understand what it is. Save the Children have a page devoted to it to encourage all people to protect the children of the world. It explains what the G7 is:
The G7 (or Group of 7) is made up of the world’s richest democracies – the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States as well as the European Union.
Each member nation takes over the G7 presidency for a year on a rolling basis and hosts the annual two-day summit. This year it’s our turn.” (Save the Children)
The G7 Summit took place in Cornwall last week and following that, the UK will host The Global Climate Conference in Glasgow later this year which is attended by almost every government in the world.
You might be thinking the G7 Summit is only important to the world leaders who attend. But, after a year like no other, the list of people the G7 affects has grown much longer.
In fact, you might care about the outcomes of this year’s G7 if:
- You care about making sure kids can go to school
- You want coronavirus to be gone, and stay gone” (Save the Children)
These were just two of the topics discussed this week at the G7 but they are the ones that Save the Children is really interested in – and are likely to be the ones that children in school are interested in too.
I am sure that Kiddle will be updating their G7 Summit page very soon to include information about the most recent one.
There is more information about what the G7 is and who it involves on this CAFOD page.
The countries involved in the G7 this year, with their leaders are:
- UK – Prime Minister Boris Johnson – Hosts
- USA – President Joe Biden
- Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
- Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel
- Japan – Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
- Italy – Prime Minister Mario Draghi
- France – President Emmanuel Macron