How To Prevent Future Pandemics: G7 Leaders To Sign Landmark Declaration

How To Prevent Future Pandemics: G7 Leaders To Sign Landmark Declaration

How To Prevent Future Pandemics: G7 Leaders To Sign Landmark Declaration

"The Carbis Bay Declaration marks a proud and historic moment for us all".

On Friday, he took his place alongside the leaders of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the European Union to pose for a photo marking the start of the G7 summit.

There is a large security operation in place for the G7 event, the first in-person meeting of the leaders of major developed economies for almost two years, with 5,000 police officers drafted in from across Britain.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday acclaimed a "historic" action plan by G7 nations to prevent future pandemics, after Covid-19 wrecked economies and claimed millions of lives around the world.

Campaigners say the G7's vaccine donations pledge for this year and next - including 500 million U.S. doses - is far too little, too late to end a pandemic that has claimed over 3.7 million lives worldwide.

Johnson is hosting leaders from the world´s seven richest democracies during this weekend´s summit at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall.

The G7 will on Sunday discuss tackling climate change and safeguarding global biodiversity, laying the groundwork for the UN's pivotal COP26 environmental summit in Scotland in November.

The leaders opened the three-day summit Friday with expectations of a pledge to donate one billion vaccine doses to poor countries this year and next - much too slow to end the crisis now, campaigners said.

The summit's foreign policy agenda will include relations with such countries as Russia, Belarus, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iran, and Libya.

The world's leading democracies gathered in Cornwill will agree to the "Carbis Bay Declaration", promising a series of measures created to prevent a repeat of the Covid-19 pandemic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is there for the last time.

As part of the pact the G7 will boost genomic sequencing capacity, and support reforms to strengthen the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Tedros stressed that "the world needs a stronger global surveillance system to detect new epidemic and pandemic risks".

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