The Agriculture Ministries will not have a dedicated meeting; instead, food security, nutrition, and sustainable agriculture will be included on the agenda of the Development Ministerial meeting, 4-5 July. The Food Security Working Group will meet at the end of February and the end of May in preparation for the ministerial meeting. The Employment Ministerial meetings will include the topics of youth employment and finance’s link to development and youth employment.
Seven ministerial meetings will take place in the months leading to the summit from 24-26 August in Biarritz:
- 5-6 April: Foreign Affairs and Interior, with a joint session
- 5-6 May: Environment
- 9-10 May: Gender Equality
- 16-17 May: Health
- 6-7 June: Employment
- 4-5 July: Development and Education, with a joint session
- 17-18 July: Finance
As a G7 first, France will open the summit to civil society. By bringing all parties to the table, including public decision-makers, businesses and citizens, real progress can be made towards ending inequality. Various parallel forums will take place to include all stakeholders: young people (Youth 7), women (Women 7), non-governmental organizations (C7), unions (Labour 7), employers (Business 7), research centres (Think Tanks 7), and academies of science (Science 7).