We, the Y7, convened in Paris to call on the G7 and the African Union Leaders to urgently work for a fair future. The accelerating climate crisis and the ongoing technological disruptions amplify existing inequalities and have a devastating impact on social cohesion.
The youth have lost faith in our systems. This dramatically lowers our capacity to pave the way for the future we want, leaving more and more people behind. Current policies do not reflect the interests of the youth. There should be nothing about us, without us.
We must define success by current and future societal wellbeing to sustainably and intersectionally tackle inequalities. Our youth envision a brighter future with intact ecosystems, equitable access to opportunities, and inclusive policies for all.
The Y7 demands that the G7 Leaders, partnering with the African Union, take bold and multilateral action to achieve and finance the Sustainable Development Goals for a just and fair transition by:
We appreciated the opportunity to gather in Paris under the Honorable Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and to discuss these recommendations to Mr. Gabriel Attal, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, and Ms. Brune Poirson, members of the French government, as well as with senior members of the National Assembly and the Senate. The Y7 looks forward to personally presenting these recommendations to G7 leaders at the 2019 G7 Summit in Biarritz.
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