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:

Argentina
Argentina
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Haiti
Haiti
Jamaica
Jamaica
Kenya
Kenya
Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands
Norway
Norway
Rwanda (Head of African Union)
Rwanda (Head of African Union)
Senegal
Senegal
Seychelles
Seychelles
South Africa
South Africa
Vietnam
Vietnam
International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United Nations
United Nations
World Bank
World Bank