G7 2021 and civil society

We’re leading the Civil Society 7 (C7), a group of organisations responsible for engaging with the G7 on urgent civil society issues.

In June 2021, the leaders of the UK, Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, France and Italy will meet in Cornwall, UK for the G7 Leaders’ Summit. Throughout the year, the UK will also host a series of ministerial and official meetings, and coordinate joint statements on shared global challenges.

Bond has been appointed as lead of the C7 to coordinate dialogue between UK government and civil society organisations. We aim to inform and influence the outcomes of the 2021 G7 Summit, alongside our domestic and international partners. This includes hosting the 2021 C7 Summit on civil society’s global challenges.

C7's objectives

The decisions and actions governments taken as a result of the G7 Summit are critical to a sustainable and inclusive recovery from Covid-19. The G7 is also crucial to tackling fundamental global injustices affecting the world’s most marginalised people.  

The C7’s main goals:

  • Influence the G7 declaration and commitments to build on the experience and input of the C7 and other engagement groups.
  • Ensure civil society and other engagement groups from the UK, the G7 and beyond create a lasting platform and partnerships to effectively advocate for sustainable development beyond the G7. 

Policy recommendations for a transformative G7

As coordinators of the C7, Bond and our partner networks call on the UK to use its G7 leadership to take and promote the 25 actions laid out in our report, A transformative agenda for the G7: Recommendations from UK civil society

These are 25 recommendations for the UK and G7 to make a giant stride towards building a better world by addressing the following priorities: health, climate and environment, sustainable economic recovery, open societies and civic space, education, food security and nutrition, and conflict and atrocity prevention. Download the report in English or French

C7 Summit

Pre-registration is now open for the Civil Society 7 Summit on 19-20 April 2021. We are excited to open applications to attend our online C7 Summit to participants from the UK, the G7 and beyond.

The event will bring together diverse policy professionals, campaigners and activists to hear from civil society leaders and UK government, discuss important topics affecting our communities in 2021, and collaborate on a joint communiqué that will influence meetings of the G7 countries. 

More info and how to get involved

Bond has established a working group for Bond members to coordinate and share information on our advocacy plans for the G7 and the C7. Find out more and get involved.

You can also find independent information on previous G7s here.

For more information on the C7, contact us at [email protected].

G7 media centre

Find media briefings, press releases, C7 spokespeople and other media resources at our G7 media centre