On May 18 and 19, 2022, the development ministers from the G7 states met in Berlin to discuss current challenges and potential solutions within the global development space. The ministers focused on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, especially on global food security, among other things. The meeting marked the launch of a Global Alliance on Food Security to increase funding for and coordination of international efforts for food security.
The Global Alliance on Food Security was proposed by the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Svenja Schulze and World Bank President David Malpass during the World Bank’s Spring Meeting from April 18 - 24, 2022.
The Global Alliance on Food Security has been supported by the G7 states, the EU Commission, the UN Global Crisis Response Group, Norway, Denmark, the African Union, the World Food Programme, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development so far, but is open for participation from the private sector and CSOs, according to Schulze.
Additional topics at the meeting included gender equality, climate change, sustainable infrastructure, and debt burdens. Part of the meeting included a joint discussion with the G7 health ministers, who met in Berlin on May 19 and 20, 2022, to discuss strengthening pandemic preparedness and global health systems.
G7 Development Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué
Press release – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Press release – ONE (in German)