We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their universality, to the rule of law and respect for human rights, and to fostering peace and security. Especially in view of the numerous crises in the world, we as G7 nations stand united in our commitment to uphold freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The implosion of Mali could have devastating consequences for neighbouring states such as Niger, Mauritania and Senegal, Louis Michel, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President, said on Monday, at the opening of the Assembly’s 23rd session in Horsens. Addressing the deputies, Mr Michel also warned that the current crisis in the Sahel region could not be solved without both political and military intervention.
Ten years ago, world leaders agreed to take decisive action to combat world poverty in its different dimensions. Using time-bound and measurable targets, they agreed that by 2015: