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World G7: Here's what to know about the meeting of world leaders

07:40  11 june  2021
07:40  11 june  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Change it here DW.COM has chosen English as your language setting. DW.COM in 30 languages. G 7 leaders are gathering in southwestern England. Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and the others have lots to discuss. Russia will be high on the agenda, with China, human rights and climate change amongst other issues. But is the G 7 still relevant? Phil Gayle asked Professor John J. Kirton, Director of the G 7 Research Group at the University of Toronto.

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Here ’ s everything you need to know about the conference of world leaders . What does G 7 stand for? G 7 stands for “Group of Seven” industrialized nations. It used to be known as the G8 (Group of Eight) until 2014 when Russia was excluded because of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. President Barack Obama and other world leaders announced in a joint statement, titled The Hague Declaration, in March 2014 that they would cancel that year’s planned meeting in Sochi, Russia. “Under these circumstances, we will not participate in the planned Sochi summit,” the statement said.

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But what is the G7, and what power does it hold? Here's what you need to know:

What is the G7?

The G7 is shorthand for Group of Seven, an organization of leaders from some of the world's largest economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US.

Pierre Trudeau, Gaston Thorn sitting at a table: First formal session of the economic summit composed of the world's seven most industrialised nations at the House of Burgesses. © jean-Louis Atlan/Sygma/Getty Images First formal session of the economic summit composed of the world's seven most industrialised nations at the House of Burgesses.

Russia was indefinitely suspended from the group -- which was at the time known as the G8 -- in 2014 after the majority of member countries allied against its annexation of Crimea. It was the first violation of a European country's borders since World War II.

What does the G7 do?

Members of the G7 meet each year for a summit to discuss pressing issues on the global stage and coordinate policy.

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World leaders , including US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will meet in a Cornish resort on Friday 11 June for this year' s G 7 meeting . The G 7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world ' s seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. Jon Kay gives us a one-minute summary of what we can expect from this year' s meeting at picturesque Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

LEADERS from seven of the biggest world economies met at the 45th G 7 summit to discuss current issues, with French President Macron putting climate change and environmental issues at the heart of the summit. It was Boris Johnson's first appearance on the world stage after becoming Prime Minister. Here ' s everything you need to know about the summit

International security and the world economy are often topics of discussion, though recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to dominate this year's meeting.

In a statement ahead of the summit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he will urge his fellow G7 leaders at the summit to make concrete commitments to vaccinate the world, as well as give support to the "Global Pandemic Radar" -- a new global surveillance system intended to protect immunization programs.

Stephen Harper et al. sitting at a table in a restaurant: G7 leaders and outreach guests including Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (2-R) and United States President Barack Obama (2-L) attend a working session with at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. © Carl Court/Getty Images G7 leaders and outreach guests including Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (2-R) and United States President Barack Obama (2-L) attend a working session with at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

What power does the G7 have?

The G7 is primarily a venue for coordination, and the group has produced decisions of global consequence.

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The two leaders are having their first face-to-face talks in Cornwall on the eve of the G 7 summit. The US was closely involved in drawing up the agreement - with American senator George Mitchell chairing the talks which led to the peace deal. Business and political leaders in Northern Ireland have warned that the trade dispute is causing political angst and instability in the run up to the marching season next month, a historical flashpoint between loyalist and nationalist communities.

Last year the G 7 leaders ' summit didn't take place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahead of this year's summit, for instance, G7 finance ministers agreed to back a global minimum tax of at least 15% on multinational companies. The G7 group also agreed that the biggest companies should pay tax where they generate sales, and not just where they have a physical presence.

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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Saturday that the agreement was a "significant, unprecedented commitment," from the world's richest economies aimed at preventing companies from avoiding taxes by shifting profits overseas.

What is the history of the G7?

The meetings began as the "Library Group," founded in the 1970s by then-US Treasury Secretary George Shultz.

Finance ministers of the US, France, Germany and the UK met for informal "fireside chats" to try to stabilize currency turbulence.

Japan joined soon after and, in 1975 -- with two of the original participants having by then become French president and German president -- the meetings were turned into gatherings of heads of state and government.

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Canada and Italy soon joined and they became known as the Group of Seven.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Saburo Okita, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Helmut Schmidt, Valéry Giscard D'Estaing, Francesco Cossiga, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher and Roy Jenkins attend the 1980 G7 Summit on June 22, 1980, San Giorgio Island, Venice, Italy. © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Saburo Okita, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Helmut Schmidt, Valéry Giscard D'Estaing, Francesco Cossiga, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher and Roy Jenkins attend the 1980 G7 Summit on June 22, 1980, San Giorgio Island, Venice, Italy. a group of people standing in front of a flag: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, pose for a family photo at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina during the Heads of State and of Government G7 summit, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily. © Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, pose for a family photo at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina during the Heads of State and of Government G7 summit, on May 26, 2017 in Sicily.

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