The g7+ is an intergovernmental organization made up of conflict-affected countries united by a vision of peace, stability, and development in their countries and everywhere in the world. The g7+ provides a platform to conflict-affected countries to collectively voice the need for national dialogue and reconciliation to address conflicts; advocate for effective development cooperation founded on the principles of country ownership, transparency and mutual accountability between government and development partners; and facilitate sharing of first-hand experience and good development practices with one another. Read More
The group is currently chaired by Minister of Planning and Economic Development of Sierra Leone, H.E. Mrs. Kenyeh Barlay. The g7+ has Headquarters in Dili, Timor-Leste and a Hub in Lisbon, Portugal. The role of the Secretariat includes providing coordination among member countries and assisting in implementing the priorities agreed upon by members. It also provides advice to the Chair and Member States.
The g7+ is governed by the Ministerial Forum, the group’s decision-making body. The Ministerial Forum selects a Minister of a member country (or a person with relevant qualifications equivalent to those of a Minister) to serve as Chair of the Ministerial Forum for a two-year term and may stand for re-election. The Chair of the Ministerial Forum shall rotate among the Member States. The Ministerial Forum shall also select a Deputy Chair. Each member state is represented in the Ministerial Forum meetings by either their Minister of Finance and Planning or Minister of Foreign Affairs. The g7+ has established an Advisory Council comprising eminent persons and special envoys who advise and give counsel to the Ministerial Forum to assist in achieving the work of the g7+ in line with the principles of Volunteerism, Solidarity and Cooperation.