The G7 Summit
In June, the UK hosted the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered leaders from the G7 nations, to reach new agreements on how we can all ‘build back better’ from coronavirus by investing in economies, protecting our planet, and developing new partnerships around the world based on shared beliefs and responsibilities.
The overall aim of our G7 engagement was getting the UK Government to recognise the need to address the barriers to education which children face. This includes discrimination and inequality, lack of gender-sensitive educational environments, financial insecurity, malnutrition, gender-based violence and weak protection systems.
The UK has a crucial role in leading on these issues, and education was a cornerstone policy of the UK Government’s G7 agenda. Through each of our events, we advocated for the importance of the Government also addressing barriers to education in their strategy.
Our global CEO Andrew Morley explains the importance of the G7 summit for children and young people below.