Archive: Åsa Romson, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister


Swedish Government initiates High-Level Group in UN

World leaders are meeting in New York today to adopt 17 global Sustainable Development Goals, which are to be achieved by 2030.

The true test of the entire 2030 Agenda and the global goals is not the adoption of the goals, but that they are implemented throughout the world. The importance of maintaining strong political momentum to realise the new goals cannot be overstated.

The Swedish Government has therefore taken the initiative to start a High-Level Group consisting of nine leaders from various parts of the world to ensure that the 17 global goals and the 2030 Agenda are implemented at all levels of society.

The High-Level Group will work in various ways to promote exchange of experience and discussions on challenges and solutions between governments, civil society, the private sector and international organisations.

Through personal discussions with other world leaders, the High-Level Group will contribute to far-reaching and genuine commitment to implementing the global goals and the 2030 Agenda.

The following are members of the High-Level Group:

  • Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff
  • Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos
  • Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
  • Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
  • South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma
  • Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete
  • Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi
  • Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Rui Maria de Araújo


Dan Lundqvist Dahlin
Press Secretary to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
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