OTTAWA: Canada hopes the upcoming G7 summit it is hosting will serve as a springboard for fresh ideas on key issues including climate change, the global economy and security, the lead organizer told Agence France-Presse. “The beauty of these summits is that there is informal dialogue between leaders,” said Boehm, who has participated in several past summits. The agenda for the 44th Group of Seven industrialized nations summit includes advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, the implementation of the Paris climate agreement, and the global economy. Under the Italian presidency, the G7 established a “road map” for gender equality. “Peaceful protests will be allowed as close as possible to where the leaders are,” Boehm said.
Source: Manila Times January 13, 2018 11:15 UTC