Archive: Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation

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Government appoints delegation for Sweden’s implementation of 2030 Agenda

Today, Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson presents the delegation that has been instructed by the Government to support and stimulate Sweden’s implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The delegation will produce an overarching action plan for Sweden’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda and draw attention to examples of best practice in the area.

"The Government's ambition is for Sweden to be a leader in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The 2030 Agenda and the 17 Global Goals are largely in line with the objectives set by the Riksdag in various policy areas. In several areas, there are already initiatives, action plans and strategies today that will help achieve the 2030 Agenda goals. Sweden has a strong starting position and our work on the 2030 Agenda will enhance sustainable development in Sweden, as well as in the rest of the world. The delegation will have a very important role to play in this work," says Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi.

The aim of the delegation is to promote, facilitate and stimulate the work of implementing the 2030 Agenda. The remit includes conducting a survey and assessment of the extent to which Sweden fulfils the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda; submitting proposals for an overarching action plan for Sweden's implementation; and disseminating information on examples of best practice in the area of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development, and working to ensure these win attention.

"One of the strengths of the Global Goals is that they apply to all countries. This is the world's chance to eradicate poverty and oppression, and transition to sustainable societies. Development aid will play a central role in reaching the most vulnerable people of all, but decisions must come from every policy area to help overcome obstacles and create opportunities for sustainable development. The delegation is essential for advancing this work. We as a Government have a special responsibility, but broad public engagement is needed to ensure the 2030 Agenda becomes reality," says Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.

The Chair and members of the delegation together have a wide range of skills and experience. Issues they have worked on include human rights, CSR, culture, the environment, local government, public authorities, business, civil society, research and international development work.

The following people will make up the delegation:

Parul Sharma (Chair)
Head of CSR Compliance at Advokatfirman Vinge and Dean of the Academy for Human Rights in Business.

Ida Texell
Director and head of rescue operations at Attunda fire brigade.

Mattias Klum
Photographer, filmmaker and author, specialising in nature, culture and global environmental issues.

Ingrid Petersson
Director General of the Swedish Research Council Formas.

Johan Hassel
CEO of Global Challenge, an independent Swedish think tank.

Johan Rockström
Professor of Environmental Science at Stockholm University and Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Johanna Sandahl
Chair of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

The delegation’s remit

The delegation will produce a proposal for an overarching action plan for Sweden’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which will include national and international perspectives and commitments. Supported by analyses and background material from government agencies and other actors, the remit involves conducting a survey and assessment of the extent to which Sweden fulfils the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, including a report on the areas in which further measures need to be taken. In its action plan proposal, the delegation will take its point of departure as much as possible from adopted objectives, strategies and action plans that may be important for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The delegation will also firmly establish the 2030 Agenda and its goals, as well as compile and disseminate information and examples of best practice in the area of sustainable development, ensuring that these win attention.

The delegation will submit an interim report on a draft action plan for Sweden’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda by 1 November 2016, and a complete proposal for an action plan by 1 March 2017. The delegation’s remit ends on 11 March 2019.

Contact

Peter Skeppström
Press Secretary to Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi
Phone (switchboard) +46 (0)8-405 10 00
Mobile +46 72 556 06 40
email to Peter Skeppström, via senior registry clerk
Annika Flensburg
Press Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin
Phone (switchboard) +46 (0)8-405 10 00
Darina Agha
Press Secretary to Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation
Phone (switchboard) +46 (0)8-405 10 00