U7 2022

Momentum for the advocacy of local governments

As the G7 Presidency Programme 2022 remarkably highlights the transformative power of cities, the U7 Group sees a momentum for recognising the importance of cities and local governments by the G7 countries to drive transformation processes and to defend democratic values.

The U7 leaders welcome this recognition of cities, sustainable urban development, and multilevel governance as key aspects to achieving peace, democracy and sustainability. They will share their views on the themes addressed by the G7 Presidency Programme – sustainable planet, economic stability, healthy lives, investment in a better future, and stronger together –  in the 2022 U7 Mayors Declaration, which was presented at the U7 Mayors Summit.

The U7 2022 process accompanies the G7 2022 German Precidency and meetings.

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The 2022 U7 Mayors Declaration was presented at the Urban 7 Mayors Summit.

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Next steps

The U7 Mayors Summit will be followed by further engagement activities of the U7 Group to accompany the following 2022 G7 meetings:

  • G7 Germany Foreign Ministers Meeting | 12 to 14 May 2022 | Berlin
  • G7 Germany Development Ministers Meeting | 18 to 19 May 2022 | Berlin
  • G7 Germany Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting | 18 to 20 May 2022 | Bonn and Königswinter
  • G7 Germany Health Ministers Meeting | 19 - 20 May 2022 | Berlin
  • G7 Germany Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers Meeting | 25 - 27 May 2022 | Berlin
  • G7 Germany Science Ministers Meeting | beginning of June | Berlin or Frankfurt
  • G7 Germany Culture Ministers Meeting | 20 - 21 June 2022 | Bonn
  • G7 Summit 2022 | 26 - 28 June 2022 | Elmau
  • G7 Germany Urban Development Ministers Meeting | 13 - 14 September 2022 | Potsdam

Another key U7 event will be held in late summer or early fall to accompany the G7 Germany Urban Development Ministers Meeting.