Issues to be addressed at the G7 Hiroshima Summit
The international community is now at a historic turning point, having experienced the COVID-19 pandemic and being faced with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which has shaken the very foundation of the international order.
- Upholding the international order based on the rule of law: Demonstrating G7’s strong determination to uphold the international order based on the rule of law, firmly rejecting any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force or the threat to use nuclear weapons, as Russia has done, or the use of nuclear weapons.
- Outreach to the Global South: Strengthening outreach to the Global South, by demonstrating G7’s contributions to the issues of their concern.
Issues to be addressed
- Ukraine: Russia's aggression against Ukraine is a challenge to the rule-based international order and the G7 has responded in a united manner. The G7 will continue to strongly promote sanctions against Russia and supports for Ukraine.
- Indo-Pacific: The G7 will reaffirm and strengthen cooperation on the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific."
Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation
The G7 will deepen discussions to send a strong message that it will advance realistic and practical efforts to take us from “the reality” of the harsh security environment to the “ideal” of a world without nuclear weapons.
Economic Resilience and Economic Security
First appearance in the G7 Leaders’ Communiqué at the Elmau Summit. The G7 will work on issues such as resilient supply chains, non-market policies and practices, and economic coercion.
Climate and Energy
While the importance of ensuring energy security is reaffirmed in the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the goal to achieve net-zero by 2050 based on the Paris Agreement remains unchanged. The G7 will show its blueprint for various pathways towards resilient transitions, noting different national and regional circumstances, while calling on major emitters to make further efforts.
Given the current food crisis, it is urgently needed to ensure access to affordable, safe, nutritious food for all and to develop resilient food security. To this end, the G7 will identify structural vulnerabilities in the global food system and set pathways to overcome them, while addressing pressing food issues in the short term.
Based on the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, the G7 will build and strengthen the global health architecture, especially prevention, preparedness and response for future pandemics. In addition, the G7 aims to contribute to achieving more resilient, equitable and sustainable universal health coverage as well as promoting health innovation to address various health challenges.
Toward achieving all the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, the G7 will hold discussions on the current development issues with the view of supporting vulnerable people left behind in crisis, taking into account the concept of the "human security" and the "human-centered approach." Responses to opaque and unfair development finance will also be discussed.
Areas such as Gender, Human Rights, Digitalization and Science and Technology will also be highlighted.