G7 nations Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US have decided to sign the ‘Carbis Bay Declaration’, a historic statement setting out a series of concrete commitments to prevent any repeat of the human and economic devastation wreaked by coronavirus. G7 leaders are going to commit to using all their resources to prevent a global pandemic from ever happening again. The presidency for G7 Leaders’ Summit 2021 is held by the UK and has invited India, along with Australia, South Korea and South Africa, as guest countries.
The agenda of this declaration is for global action to end the pandemic and prepare for the future by intensifying efforts to vaccinate more number of people, reinvigorate the economies by providing necessary support, securing the future, protection of planet, strengthening partnerships with others around the world and embracing values as a foundation for harnessing the power of democracy, freedom, equality and respect for human rights.
Under the periphery of Carbis Bay Declaration, the United Kingdom will establish a new centre to develop vaccines to prevent zoonotic diseases spreading from animals to humans. The leaders agreed that in the event of a future outbreak, G7 nations would act rapidly, with the aim of making vaccines, tests and treatments available within 100 days. Recommendations for this 100 days plan were given by the UK’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, & Melinda French Gates.