Countries and organizations invited to the Outreach Session at the 2018 G7 Summit
Traditionally, the G7 engages with leaders from the international community through an Outreach Session at the Summit. The G7 host invites country leaders and representatives from international organizations to have a frank and practical discussion about a pressing challenge facing the global community.
As part of an overall focus this year on building strong economies and ensuring growth works for everyone, the leaders participated in a dedicated session on oceans. Leaders focused on the role of oceans and maritime resources in supporting local and national economics. They discussed ways to address the problem of oceans plastic pollution, reinforce ocean knowledge and science, build resilient coasts and coastal communities, support sustainable oceans and fisheries, and tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.
The following countries and international organizations attended the 2018 G7 Summit: