The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seek to end poverty and hunger, realise the human rights of all, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. The Global Goals are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
Sweden and the transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies
For the first time Sweden presents five implementation briefs for the thematic review during the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The implementation briefs include Sweden’s main message to HLPF 2018. Sweden’s transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies is well under way and is taking place throughout the country.
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17 Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals
At the UN Summit on 25 September 2015, the world’s heads of state and government adopted 17 Global Goals. The countries of the world have committed themselves to leading the world towards a sustainable and equitable future, beginning on 1 January 2016 and continuing until 2030.
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 1 is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 2 is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 4 is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 6 is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 7 is to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 8 is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 9 is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 12 is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 13 is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Life below water
Goal 14 is to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15: Life on land
Goal 15 is to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Goal 16 is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Goal 17: Partnerships
Goal 17 is to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Content about the Global Goals
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Remarks by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde at the EU Arctic Forum, Umeå, 3 October, 2019
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Summary of the priorities and achievements of the Swedish Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council 2017–2019
Sweden took over the two-year chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council at the ministerial meeting in Arkhangelsk on 19 October 2017. Since its inception, the Barents cooperation has aimed to promote peace, stability and the development of the Barents region, through cross-border collaboration and people-to-people contacts. The Swedish chairmanship programme, with the title ‘Regional sustainable development for the future’, was formed with a view to advancing cooperation and deepening collaboration in key areas of common interest.
Address by Ms Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, at the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the UN
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Continued Swedish leadership for climate action
On Sunday 22 September, Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson presented new contributions to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF). The contribution to the GCF amounts to SEK 8 billion for the period 2020–2023. Contributions to the AF and the LDCF total SEK 1 040 million for the period 2019–2022, amounting to SEK 520 million per fund.
Annika Strandhäll to visit New York for high-level political forum on the 2030 Agenda
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development begins today. Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll will head the Swedish delegation and be at the HLPF in New York on 15–19 July, when the ministerial meeting takes place.
Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin received Belarusian Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
Minister for Environment and Climate Isabella Lövin received the Belarusian Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Andrei Khudyk on 22 May 2019. Mr Khudyk and the Belarusian delegation visited Stockholm and Borlänge to study Swedish waste management experience and discuss sustainable development.