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Brussels G7 Summit Declaration 4/5 June 2014

The Brussels G7 Summit Declaration

Date: 4/5 June 2014

1- We, the Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the
United States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European
Commission, met in Brussels on 4 and 5 June 2014. This Group came together because
of shared beliefs and shared responsibilities. We are profoundly committed to the values
of freedom and democracy, and their universality and to fostering peace and security.
We believe in open economies, open societies and open governments, including respect
for human rights and the rule of law, as the basis for lasting growth and stability. For
nearly forty years, we have shown through our actions that collective will can be a
powerful catalyst for progress. Our efforts to address major global challenges have also
been guided by a commitment to transparency, accountability and partnership with other
concerned members of the international community. We remain bound together as a
group by these values and this vision. Guided by these shared values and principles, we
will continue to work together to meet the challenges of our times. We thank the
European Union for hosting this Summit and welcome Germany’s Presidency.

Global Economy

2- Supporting growth and jobs remains our top priority. The global economy has
strengthened since we met at Lough Erne, downside risks remain which will need to be
managed carefully. Advanced economies are recovering, but continued and sustained
growth is needed to bring down unemployment, particularly among young people and the
long-term unemployed.

3- We will take further steps to support strong, sustainable and balanced growth, with a
common goal of increasing the resilience of our economies. We will present ambitious
and comprehensive growth strategies at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, to include action
across a broad front including in the areas of investment, small and medium enterprises,
employment and participation of women, and trade and innovation, in addition to
macroeconomic policies. We will continue to implement our fiscal strategies flexibly to
take into account near-term economic conditions, so as to support economic growth and
job creation, while putting debt as a share of GDP on a sustainable path.

4- We agreed that 2014 will be the year in which we focus on substantially completing key
aspects of the core financial reforms that we undertook in response to the global
financial crisis: building resilient financial institutions; ending too-big-to-fail; addressing
shadow banking risks; and making derivatives markets safer. We remain committed to
the agreed G20 roadmap for work on relevant shadow banking activities with clear
deadlines and actions to progress rapidly towards strengthened and comprehensive
oversight and regulation appropriate to the systemic risks posed. We will remain vigilant
in the face of global risk and vulnerabilities. And we remain committed to tackling tax
avoidance including through the G20/Organisation of Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Action Plan as set out in the
agreed timetable, and tax evasion, where we look forward to the rapid implementation of
the new single global standard for automatic exchange of tax information. We call on all
jurisdictions to take similar action.

5- Trade and investment are key engines for jobs and growth. We reaffirm our commitment
to keep our markets open and to fight all forms of protectionism including through
standstill and rollback. We are committed to strengthening the rules-based multilateral
trading system. We will protect and promote investment and maintain a level playing field
for all investors. International standards for public export finance are crucial for avoiding
or reducing distortions in global trade. Since we met at Lough Erne, we have made
substantial progress on major trade negotiations: Canada-EU; Japan-EU; CanadaJapan; EU-US; the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and the Trade in Services Agreement. We aim to finalise them as soon as possible. We are committed to liberalising trade in
environmental goods and services, including through an Environmental Goods
agreement. We will work to conclude an expanded Information Technology Agreement
as soon as possible. These agreements and initiatives can help support and will be
consistent with the multilateral trading system and act as building blocks for future
multilateral deals. We welcome the successful outcomes of the 9th World Trade
Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference. We will prioritise full and swift
implementation of the Bali Package, in particular the Trade Facilitation Agreement. We
will continue to provide, within our current Aid for Trade commitments, substantial
support and capacity building to help implement this agreement, in particular to the
benefit of the Least Developed Countries. We fully support efforts in the WTO to secure
swift agreement to a balanced work programme for completing the Doha Round.

Energy

6- The use of energy supplies as a means of political coercion or as a threat to security is
unacceptable. The crisis in Ukraine makes plain that energy security must be at the
centre of our collective agenda and requires a step change to our approach to
diversifying energy supplies and modernising our energy infrastructure. Under the Rome
G7 Energy Initiative, we will identify and implement concrete domestic policies by each
of our governments separately and together, to build a more competitive, diversified,
resilient and low-carbon energy system. This work will be based on the core principles
agreed by our Ministers of Energy on May 5-6 2014, in Rome:

• Development of flexible, transparent and competitive energy markets, including gas
markets.
• Diversification of energy fuels, sources and routes, and encouragement of
indigenous sources of energy supply.
• Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerating the transition to a low
carbon economy as a key contribution to sustainable energy security.
• Enhancing energy efficiency in demand and supply, and demand response
management.
• Promoting deployment of clean and sustainable energy technologies and continued
investment in research and innovation.
• Improving energy systems resilience by promoting infrastructure modernization and
supply and demand policies that help withstand systemic shocks.
• Putting in place emergency response systems, including reserves and fuel
substitution for importing countries, in case of major energy disruptions.
7. Based on these principles we will take the following immediate actions:
• We will complement the efforts of the European Commission to develop emergency
energy plans for winter 2014-2015 at a regional level.
• Working with international organisations such as the International Energy Agency
(IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency, and the international financial
institutions, we will supply technical assistance, including leveraging the private
sector, and facilitate exchanges with Ukraine and other European countries seeking
to develop indigenous hydrocarbon resources and renewable energies, as well as to
improve energy efficiency.
• We will conduct assessments of our energy security resilience and enhance our joint
efforts, including on critical infrastructure, transit routes, supply chains and transport.
• We will ask the IEA, in close cooperation with the European Commission, to present
by the end of 2014 options for individual and collective actions of the G7 in the field
of gas security.

8- We will also:

• Promote the use of low carbon technologies (renewable energies, nuclear in the
countries which opt to use it, and carbon capture and storage) including those which
work as a base load energy source; and
• Promote a more integrated Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) market, including through
new supplies, the development of transport infrastructures, storage capabilities, and
LNG terminals, and further promotion of flexible gas markets, including relaxation of
destination clauses and producer-consumer dialogue.
9. We ask our Energy Ministers to take forward this Rome G7 Energy Initiative and report
back to us in 2015.

Climate Change

10- Urgent and concrete action is needed to address climate change, as set out in the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. We therefore
remain committed to low-carbon economies with a view to doing our part to limit
effectively the increase in global temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. We
affirm our strong determination to adopt in 2015 a global agreement – a new protocol,
another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force under the convention
applicable to all parties – that is ambitious, inclusive and reflects changing global
circumstances. We will communicate our intended nationally determined contributions
well in advance of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris (by
the first quarter of 2015 by those Parties ready to do so) and call on others to follow our
lead. We welcome the Climate Summit of the United Nations Secretary General in
September and his invitation to all Parties to prepare for ambitious contributions and to
deliver concrete action to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience. We look forward
to a successful Summit.

11- We reaffirm our support for the Copenhagen Accord commitments to mobilise USD 100
billion per year by 2020 from a wide variety of sources, both public and private, to
address the climate mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries in the
context of their meaningful and transparent mitigation actions. We welcome the adoption
of the Green Climate Fund’s operating rules and the decision to commence its initial
resource mobilisation in the coming months. We remain committed to the elimination of
inefficient fossil fuel subsidies and continued discussions in the OECD on how export
credits can contribute to our common goal to address climate change. We will
strengthen efforts to improve measurement, reporting, verification and accounting of
emissions and improve the reporting of international climate finance flows, consistent
with agreed decisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
We will work together and with others to phase down the production and consumption of
hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) under the Montreal Protocol. We will also continue to take
action to promote the rapid deployment of climate-friendly and safe alternatives in motor
vehicle air-conditioning and we will promote public procurement of climate-friendly HFC
alternatives.

Development

12- The pursuit of sustainable and inclusive development and greater prosperity in all
countries remains a foundational commitment that unites our people and our countries.
We continue to implement the commitments we have made at previous Summits. To be
accountable we will provide a report in 2015 on progress toward their attainment.

13- We commit to work with all partners to agree an ambitious and universal post-2015
agenda, anchored in a single set of clear and measurable goals. That agenda should
complete unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals. It should be
centred on people and focused both on the eradication of extreme poverty, promoting
development and on balancing the environmental, economic and social dimensions of
sustainable development, including climate change. It should also promote peace and
security, democratic governance, the rule of law, gender equality and human rights for
all. We are committed to build a global partnership with shared responsibility and mutual
accountability to ensure its implementation. We await the synthesis report of the United
Nations Secretary General in the second half of 2014. We welcome the African Union’s
common position.

14- We will continue to promote inclusive and resilient growth in Africa, working with
governments and citizens in Africa to enhance governance and transparency, improve
infrastructure, notably in the energy sector, eliminate trade barriers, facilitate trade and
investment, and strengthen the responsible and sustainable management of natural
resources and the revenues they generate. We welcome the active role of the African
Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development in the process of reforming the Africa Partnership Forum.

15- Security and development are the prerequisite of a lasting peace in regions affected by
the scourge of war, terrorism, organized crime, corruption, instability and poverty,
notably the Sahel region, Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan and Central African Republic.
We welcome efforts by African partners and the African Union, supported by the
international community, aimed at building their capacities to respond to crises and support stabilisation.

16- We confirm our strong commitment to the Deauville Partnership and our support to Arab
countries in transition in their efforts to improve governance and stimulate inclusive
growth and job creation, particularly for their youth and women. Our Foreign and
Finance Ministers will meet in the margins of United Nations General Assembly, and the
International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meetings, to take forward the Partnership.

17- We remain committed to work towards common global standards that raise extractives
transparency, which ensure disclosure of companies’ payments to all governments. We
welcome the progress made among G7 members to implement quickly such standards.
These global standards should continue to move towards project-level reporting. Those
governments that are signing up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
standard will voluntarily report their revenues. We confirm our commitment to implement
fully the extractive partnerships launched in 2013.

18- We today announce a new initiative on Strengthening Assistance for Complex Contract
Negotiations (CONNEX) to provide developing country partners with extended and
concrete expertise for negotiating complex commercial contracts, focusing initially on
the extractives sector, and working with existing fora and facilities to avoid duplication,
to be launched in New York in June and to deliver improvements by our next meeting,
including as a first step a central resource hub that brings together information and guidance.

19- We will continue to work to tackle tax evasion and illicit flows of finance, including by
supporting developing countries to strengthen their tax base and help create stable and
sustainable states. We renew our commitment to deny safe haven to the proceeds of
corruption, and to the recovery and return of stolen assets. We remain committed to
prevent the misuse of companies and other legal arrangements such as trusts to hide
financial flows stemming from corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, and other
crimes, ensuring that beneficial ownership information is available in a timely fashion to
financial intelligence units, tax collection and law enforcement agencies, for example
through central registries or other appropriate mechanisms, leading by example in
implementing the Financial Action Task Force and other relevant international standards
and our national action plans in line with the principles we agreed at Lough Erne.
Greater transparency in this area will help developing countries.

20- Recent events illustrate that corruption undermines trust in governments and limits
economic growth. We will build on existing efforts, including in the G20, to take
additional steps to prevent this. We continue our engagement to and support of United
Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Bank’s Stolen Asset Recovery
Initiative. We welcome the outcomes of the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery and look
forward to the third Arab Forum on Asset Recovery. The G7 remains committed to
working with governments and global financial centres to follow up on asset recovery
efforts.

21- We remain committed to the Muskoka Initiative on maternal, newborn and child health,
and welcome the call made at the Saving Every Woman, Every Child Summit in Toronto
to accelerate progress on this global priority. In addition we are committed to ensuring
sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and ending child, early and
forced marriage and female genital mutilation and other harmful practices. The health
and well-being of women and children are improved through ensuring universal access
to affordable, quality, essential health services, strengthening health, education and
child protection systems and improving nutrition and access to immunisation. We
recognise the impact of the GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccines and
Immunisation) and welcome its efforts to expand access to vaccines to an additional
300 million children during 2016-2020. We welcome Germany’s offer to host the second
replenishment in early 2015, reaffirm our commitment, and call on other public and
private donors to contribute to the replenishment of the GAVI Alliance. We reaffirm our
commitment to an AIDS free generation and to the Global Fund to fight AIDS,
Tuberculosis and Malaria to reduce the burden of these three major infectious diseases
on eligible countries and regions.

22- To address the threat posed by infectious diseases, we support the Global Health
Security Agenda and commit to working with partner countries to strengthen compliance
with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Health Regulations and
enhance health security around the world. We commit to working across sectors to
prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases, whether naturally occurring,
accidental, or the result of a deliberate act by a state or non-state actor. That includes
building global capacity so that we are better prepared for threats such as the recent
Ebola outbreak in West Africa and working together, in close cooperation with WHO, to
develop a Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance.

23- We continue to strongly support comprehensive approaches to achieve global food
security and nutrition. We look forward to the second International Conference on
Nutrition in November 2014 and the Expo Milan 2015, which will provide a platform for
the global post-2015 debate on sustainability and food and nutrition security. We
continue to support the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition under strong
African leadership and the successful completion of principles for responsible
agricultural investment by the Committee on World Food Security. These will better
enable smallholder farmers, especially women, to benefit from sustainable rural
development. We continue to support the consistent implementation of the Voluntary
Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests,
including by building on the land partnerships we launched in 2013 and the Global
Agriculture and Food Security Programme.

Ukraine

24- We welcome the successful conduct under difficult circumstances of the election in
Ukraine on 25 May. The strong voter turnout underlined the determination of Ukraine’s
citizens to determine the future of their country. We welcome Petro Poroshenko as the
President-elect of Ukraine and commend him for reaching out to all the people of Ukraine.

25- In the face of unacceptable interference in Ukraine’s sovereign affairs by the Russian
Federation, we stand by the Ukrainian government and people. We call upon the illegal
armed groups to disarm. We encourage the Ukrainian authorities to maintain a
measured approach in pursuing operations to restore law and order. We fully support the
substantial contribution made by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in
Europe (OSCE) to the de-escalation of the crisis through the Special Monitoring Mission
and other OSCE instruments. We commend the willingness of the Ukrainian authorities
to continue the national dialogue in an inclusive manner. We welcome the “Memorandum
of Peace and Unity” adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on 20 May and express the wish
that it can be implemented rapidly. We also encourage the Ukrainian parliament and the
Government of Ukraine to continue to pursue constitutional reform in order to provide a
framework for deepening and strengthening democracy and accommodating the rights
and aspirations of all people in all regions of Ukraine.

26- The G7 are committed to continuing to work with Ukraine to support its economic
development, sovereignty and territorial integrity. We encourage the fulfilment of
Ukraine’s commitment to pursue the difficult reforms that will be crucial to support
economic stability and unlock private sector-led growth. We welcome the decision of the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve a $17 billion programme for Ukraine,
which will anchor other bilateral and multilateral assistance and loans, including around
$18 billion foreseen to date from G7 partners. We welcome the swift disbursement of
macro-economic support for Ukraine. We support an international donor coordination
mechanism to ensure effective delivery of economic assistance and we welcome the
EU’s intention to hold a high-level coordination meeting in Brussels. We welcome
ongoing efforts to diversify Ukraine’s sources of gas, including through recent steps in
the EU towards enabling reverse gas flow capacities and look forward to the successful
conclusion of the talks, facilitated by the European Commission, on gas transit and
supply from the Russian Federation to Ukraine.

27- We are united in condemning the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the
sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, and
actions to de-stabilise eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and must stop. These actions
violate fundamental principles of international law and should be a concern for all
nations. We urge the Russian Federation to recognise the results of the election,
complete the withdrawal of its military forces on the border with Ukraine, stop the flow of
weapons and militants across the border and to exercise its influence among armed
separatists to lay down their weapons and renounce violence. We call on the Russian
Federation to meet the commitments it made in the Geneva Joint Statement and
cooperate with the government of Ukraine as it implements its plans for promoting
peace, unity and reform.

28- We confirm the decision by G7 countries to impose sanctions on individuals and entities
who have actively supported or implemented the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and
territorial integrity and who are threatening the peace, security and stability of Ukraine.
We are implementing a strict policy of non-recognition with respect to
Crimea/Sevastopol, in line with UN General Assembly Resolution 68/262. We stand
ready to intensify targeted sanctions and to implement significant additional restrictive
measures to impose further costs on Russia should events so require.

29- The projects funded by the donor community to convert the Chernobyl site into a stable
and environmentally safe condition have reached an advanced stage of completion.
While recognizing the complexity of these first of a kind projects, we call upon all
concerned parties to make an additional effort to bring them to a satisfactory conclusion
and call upon project parties to keep costs under control. This remains a high priority for
us.

Syria

30- We strongly condemn the Assad regime’s brutality which drives a conflict that has killed
more than 160,000 people and left 9.3 million in need of humanitarian assistance. We
denounce the 3 June sham presidential election: there is no future for Assad in Syria.
We again endorse the Geneva Communiqué, which calls for a transitional governing
body exercising full executive powers and agreed by mutual consent, based on a vision
for a united, inclusive and democratic Syria. We strongly condemn the violations of
international humanitarian law and human rights and indiscriminate artillery shelling and
aerial bombardment by the Syrian regime. There is evidence that extremist groups have
also perpetrated grave human rights abuses. All those responsible for such abuses must
be held to account. We welcome the commitment of the National Coalition and Free
Syrian Army to uphold international law. We deplore Russia and China’s decision to veto
the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution draft authorising referral to the International
Criminal Court and demanding accountability for the serious and ongoing crimes
committed in Syria.

31- We are committed to supporting the neighbouring countries bearing the burden of Syrian
refugee inflows and deplore the failure to implement UNSC Resolution 2139 on
humanitarian assistance. We urge all parties to the conflict to allow access to aid for all
those in need, by the most direct routes, including across borders and conflict lines, and
support further urgent action by the UNSC to that end. In our funding we decide to give
particular support to humanitarian actors that can reach those most in need, including
across borders. We call for the international community to meet the enormous funding
needs of the UN appeals for Syria and its neighbours. We resolve to intensify our efforts
to address the threat arising from foreign fighters travelling to Syria. We are deeply
concerned by allegations of repeated chemical agent use and call on all parties in Syria
to cooperate fully with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
(OPCW) fact-finding mission. We call on Syria to comply with its obligations under UNSC
Resolution 2118, decisions of the Executive Council of the OPCW and the Chemical
Weapons Convention to ensure the swift removal of its remaining chemical stockpile for
destruction, and to destroy its production facilities immediately and answer all questions
regarding its declaration to the OPCW.

Libya

32- We reaffirm our support for a free, prosperous and democratic Libya which will play its
role in promoting regional stability. We express serious concern at the recent violence
and urge all Libyans to engage with the political process through peaceful and inclusive
means, underpinned by respect for the rule of law. We urge continued and coordinated
engagement by the international community to support the Libyan transition and efforts
to promote political dialogue, in coordination with the UN and with the UN Support
Mission in Libya fulfilling its mandate in that respect. We ask all in the international
community to respect fully Libyan’s sovereignty and the principle of non-intervention in
its affairs. In this framework, we commend the proposal of the High National Electoral
Commission, endorsed by the General National Congress, to convene the elections on
June 25. We emphasise the importance of these elections in restarting the political
process and appreciate the vital work of the Constitution Drafting Assembly.

Mali and Central African Republic

33- We welcome the ceasefire signed on May 23 by the Malian Government and armed
groups in the North of Mali, thanks to efforts by the African Union, through its
Presidency, and the UN. We reaffirm our strong commitment to a political solution and to
an inclusive dialogue process that must start without delay, as prescribed by the
Ouagadougou agreement and UNSC decisions. We fully support the United Nation’s
Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali efforts in stabilising the country
and, with the commitment of neighbouring countries, including Algeria, Mauritania and
the Economic Community of West African States, in working for a durable settlement
respectful of the unity, territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Mali.

34- We commend the role played on the ground in the Central African Republic by the AUled International Support Mission to the Central African Republic, together with the forces
sent by France and the European Union, to support the transition and encourage the
Transitional Authorities to take urgent concrete steps toward holding free, fair,
transparent and inclusive elections. We fully support the UN efforts in the areas of
security, reconciliation, preparation of the elections, and humanitarian assistance.

Iran

35- We reaffirm our strong commitment to a diplomatic resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue
and welcome the efforts by the E3+3, led by High Representative Ashton, and Iran to
negotiate a comprehensive solution that provides confidence in the exclusively peaceful
nature of Iran’s nuclear programme. We underline the importance of the continuing
effective implementation by the E3+3 and Iran of the Joint Plan of Action. We call on Iran
to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency on verification of Iran’s
nuclear activities and to resolve all outstanding issues, including, critically, those relating
to possible military dimensions. We strongly urge Iran to fully respect its human rights
obligations. We call on Iran to play a more constructive role in supporting regional
security, in particular in Syria, and to reject all acts of terrorism and terrorist groups.

North Korea

  1. We strongly condemn North Korea’s continued development of its nuclear and ballistic
    missile programmes. We urge North Korea to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing
    nuclear and ballistic missile programmes and to comply fully with its obligations under
    relevant UNSC resolutions and commitments under the September 2005 Joint Statement
    of the Six-Party Talks. We call on the international community to implement fully UN
    sanctions. We reiterate our grave concerns over the ongoing systematic, widespread
    and gross human rights violations in North Korea documented in the report of the UN
    Commission of Inquiry, and urge North Korea to take immediate steps to address these
    violations, including on the abductions issue, and cooperate fully with all relevant UN
    bodies. We continue to work to advance accountability for North Korea’s serious human
    rights violations.

Middle East Peace Process

37- We fully support the United States’ efforts to secure a negotiated two-state solution. We
regret that greater progress has not been made by the parties and urge them to find the
common ground and political strength needed to resume the process. A negotiated twostate solution remains the only way to resolve the conflict. We call on both sides to
exercise maximum restraint and to avoid any unilateral action which may further
undermine peace efforts and affect the viability of a two-state solution.

Afghanistan

38- We renew our long-term commitment to a democratic, sovereign, and unified
Afghanistan and our enduring partnership with the Government of Afghanistan based on
the principles of mutual respect and mutual accountability. The first round of presidential
elections and the provincial council elections marked a historic achievement, especially
for the more than 2.5 million women who voted, and we look forward to the completion of
the electoral process. We continue to assist the Government of Afghanistan to
strengthen their institutions of governance, reduce corruption, combat terrorism, support
economic growth, and counter narcotics. We continue to actively support an inclusive
Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process of reconciliation.

Maritime Navigation and Aviation

39- We reaffirm the importance of maintaining a maritime order based upon the universallyagreed principles of international law. We remain committed to international cooperation
to combat piracy and other maritime crime, consistent with international law and
internationally recognised principles of jurisdiction in international waters. We are deeply
concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea. We oppose any unilateral
attempt by any party to assert its territorial or maritime claims through the use of
intimidation, coercion or force. We call on all parties to clarify and pursue their territorial
and maritime claims in accordance with international law. We support the rights of
claimants to seek peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international law,
including through legal dispute settlement mechanisms. We also support confidencebuilding measures. We underscore the importance of the freedom of navigation and overflight and also the effective management of civil air traffic based on international law and International Civil Aviation Organization standards and practices.

Other issues

40- We reaffirm our commitment to the protection and promotion of all human rights and
fundamental freedoms, including religious freedom, for all persons. We recognise the
need to show unprecedented resolve to promote gender equality, to end all forms of
discrimination and violence against women and girls, to end child, early and forced
marriage and to promote full participation and empowerment of all women and girls. We
look forward to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict taking place in
London later this month.

41- We reiterate our condemnation of terrorism and our commitment to cooperate in all
relevant fora to prevent and respond to terrorism effectively, and in a comprehensive
manner, while respecting human rights and the rule of law. We condemn the kidnapping
of hundreds of schoolgirls by Boko Haram as an unconscionable crime and intend do
everything possible to support the Nigerian government to return these young women to
their homes and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

42- We confirm that non-proliferation/disarmament issues remain a top priority and welcome
the G7 Non-proliferation Directors Group statement issued today.

Conclusion

43- We look forward to meeting under the Presidency of Germany in 2015.

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