The agenda for the G7 Ise-Shima Summit chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 26 - 27 May included global economy and trade, foreign policy, climate change and energy, sustainable development, health, and women. Global Health, among others, has been set as a priority in the World Bank Group, as part of our efforts to achieve the two goals we have set: Eliminating extreme poverty by the year 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. We have worked in partnership with the Government of Japan in the area of Global Health, by cooperating in many ways.
The World Bank held a commemorative event, “Dialogue with President Kim on Global Health” to discuss global health initiatives towards the Summit and future prospects, on the occasion of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s visit to Japan to attend the meetings at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit.
Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
“Toward the Ise-Shima Summit”
Part 1. Keynote Speech by President Kim
Presentation Material: Preventing the Next Pandemic Investing in Global Health - for a Better, Safer, More Prosperous World (PDF)
Part 2. Dialogue with President Kim on Global Health
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim
Aiko Doden, NHK Senior Commentator, NHK World Senior Producer