31 Jan 2019

45th G7 Summit

There is still intolerable inequality in today’s world – not only in terms of income, but also access to education, healthcare, or even drinking water. And in many countries, the situation for women is even worse. Beyond the suffering it causes, inequality makes the status quo unbearable and legitimately fuels of many of the social and political protests which are destabilizing certain world regions.

Climate change hits vulnerable populations even harder. It heaps inequality on inequality and insecurity on insecurity. This is why climate change will be a major priority of our G7 year.

As soon as it takes up the G7 Presidency on 1 January 2019, France will tackle the roots of this scourge and make genuine progress towards the day on which Article 1 of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen will become a reality.

To face this challenge, France is overhauling the format of the G7: in 2019, it will be your G7, for our future – and not just a behind-closed-doors meeting between Heads of State and Government.
The highlight of this year of discussions and actions will be the G7 Summit in Biarritz, southwestern France, from 24 to 26 August 2019.