7 things you need to know about G7 Summit

G7 or Group of seven is the title given to the seven most industrialised and developed economies of the world who meet annually and discuss global issues. With the 44th annual G7 Summit just round the corner, here is everything you need to about what these nations do and how they tackle world problems.

What is G7 Summit?
G7 Summit is an event conducted annually where world leaders from seven powerful economies of the world, US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Italy come together to discuss burning issues happening around the globe. They, by mutual understanding, also form policies or figure out remedies for the concerned issue.

Where is G7 Summit 2018?
The 44th G7 Summit will be held on June 8-9 in Quebec, Canada. Each year, the location of the summit rotates among the member countries. The host country not only sets the agenda for the year but also holds the G7 presidency.

What is the 44th G7 Summit all about?
Every year few international issues which need to be tackled are taken into account and policies are formed around them. Canada has put forward the following 5 themes for this year’s summit-
1. Investing in growth that works for everyone
2. Preparing for jobs of the future
3. Working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy
4. Building a more peaceful and secure world
5. Advancing gender equality and impacting women’s empowerment

What is G6 plus one?
After the US imposed trade tariffs on some of its closest allies, a situation may arise where some countries do not sign the agreement. It would be the first time in 44 years if such a situation is created because of Trump’s policies, which has led to a feeling of growing frustration. Many people are calling it the ‘’G6 plus one’’ Summit as the United States happens to be the odd one out.

What is Trudeau doing different this year?
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of Gender Equality Advisory council in January itself and ensured that he would raise the topic of gender equality and women’s empowerment during his G7 presidency. The Canadian PM has set up a 21 member council which consists of powerful women from across the world and is co-chaired by Melinda Gates and Isabelle Hudson (Canada’s ambassador to France and Monaco).

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