Ministerial Meetings & Engagement Groups

As well as welcoming G7 leaders to Cornwall in June, the UK will host a number of meetings throughout the year between a variety of Government Ministers from the G7, both virtually and physically – ensuring that UK’s G7 Presidency encapsulates a broad range of issues.

These seven Ministerial Tracks will cover economic, environmental, health, trade, technology, development and foreign policy issues. Each supports a core part of our agenda to lead the world’s efforts to fight and build back better from coronavirus.

We will also draw on expertise and advice from all sectors across each nation, working with six G7 Engagement Groups made up of businesses, unions, charities and other organisations to make recommendations and help advise our Presidency.

Ministerial Groups

  • Trade Ministers
    The UK’s 2021 G7 Presidency will feature a dedicated Trade Track at the G7 for the first time, led by the Department for International Trade. The Trade Track will …
  • Interior Ministers
    The Interior Track, led by the Home Office, will focus on international leadership and collaboration to strengthen our collective response …
  • Health Ministers
    In order to deliver meaningful change and improvements in pandemic preparedness, the Health Track, led by the Department …
  • Foreign & Development Ministers
    The G7 Foreign and Development Track, led by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, will take an integrated approach to tackling the …
  • Climate & Environment Ministers
    The Climate and Environment Track, jointly led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Department for Environment, Food and …
  • Digital & Technology Ministers
    The Digital and Technology Track, led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will seek to demonstrate the G7’s ambition …
  • Finance Ministers
    The Finance Track is jointly led by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak and Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey. The UK Presidency …

Engagement Groups

  • Youth 7
    Chaired by the Future Leaders Network, the Youth 7 (Y7) will champion the voice of Future Generations to G7 Ministers and Leaders. Young people now …
  • Women 7
    The Women 7 (W7) brings together women’s rights advocacy groups from the G7 countries and around the world committed to women and girls’ rights …
  • Science 7
    The Science 7 (S7) brings together the leading science bodies of each of the G7 countries to advise leaders how to respond to …
  • Labour 7
    The Labour 7 (L7) is made up of national trade union centres from G7 countries and international trade union organisations that represent the interests of working people …
  • Civil Society 7
    Bond has been appointed as lead of the Civil Society 7 (C7) and is responsible for coordinating dialogue between the government and civil society …
  • Business 7
    The Business 7 (B7) brings together the leading business organisations from G7 countries, supporting efforts to drive an inclusive and sustainable …

Advisory Groups

  • Economic Resilience Panel
    As part of the UK’s G7 2021 presidency, the Prime Minister nominated Lord Sedwill, former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Advisor, as G7 Envoy on Economic Resilience, and Chair of the …
  • Gender Equality Advisory Council
    The UK has committed to putting gender equality and fairness at the heart of our G7 Presidency. The Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC), an independent panel …