Progress towards an equitable world – this is the goal of the German G7 Presidency this year. The cities of the G7 – together with their global partners – are the driving forces working for equitable, sustainable and democratic development. The Urban7 Group Alliance, consisting of the Association of German Cities, the Global Parliament of Mayors, and ICLEI, hosted the U7 Mayors Summit with the theme “Embracing the Urban World: Cities as Drivers of Change for Peace, Democracy and Sustainability.” The event took place online on 3 May 2022 and was open to all interested participants.
The U7 Mayors Summit brought together high-level representatives of the German G7 Presidency with representatives of national city associations and international city networks as well as mayors from the G7 and the Global South.
The U7 Mayors Summit is the most significant event of cities in the framework of the German G7 Presidency. Mayors from the G7 and the Global South formulated their expectations for the G7 Presidency and at the same time made it clear that progress for a just world could only be realised in and with strong cities. At the U7 Mayors Summit, the U7 Mayors Declaration was adopted and handed over to the G7 Presidency.