The 19th to 21st of May saw world leaders convene at the annual G7 Summit in Japan to talk through a range of urgent global economic and political matters. The Summit looked into several challenges that could have profound impacts on global peace and stability. Attention was particularly focused on Russia’s activities in Ukraine and the heightened presence of China, and G7 participants saw the necessity of facing a range of issues. They deliberated on critical matters such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising interest rates, and the climate crisis while also directing attention toward countries in need, including Haiti, North Korea, Tunisia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and various nations across Africa.

In their commitment to ensuring stability and progress, the G7 leaders made significant pledges. Recognizing the urgency, they pledged support to poorer countries in averting default and pledged to bolster aid to regions grappling with conflicts. The summit also emphasized the pressing need to address the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, urging its junta to cease attacks on civilians. Additionally, discussions began on formulating incentives to encourage North Korea to scale back its nuclear and missile activities.

The 2023 G7 Summit marks a significant step forward in addressing critical global issues and fostering collaboration among the world’s leading economies. With our planet currently encountering uncanny problems, the G7 continues to look for tangible answers that would pave the way for a prosperous and secure future for everyone.