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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Sweden’s work on global health – implementing the 2030 Agenda
The 2030 Agenda offers us a new opportunity to influence and help improve the health situation for people in Sweden and globally. By acting globally, we create conditions for positive developments in our own country while also contributing to, and taking responsibility for, positive developments in the world at large. The document Sweden’s work on global health seeks to bring together and consolidate existing strategies, priorities and policies with the aim of setting out a clear and common agenda and creating the conditions for more effective communications, increased collaboration and, ultimately, more impactful Swedish action.
Policy for global development in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Skr. 2017/18:146
In the communication, the Government reports on, for example, its work on the policy for global development (PGD) during the years 2016–2017 within the scope of the 2030 Agenda and its Global Goals. The 17 goals and 169 targets are universal and indivisible and integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
The Government adopts Sweden’s action plan for the 2030 Agenda
The Government can now present Sweden’s action plan for the 2030 Agenda. Through the action plan, the Government intends to reinforce efforts to implement the Agenda and make it clear how government agencies and other actors in society can contribute.
SEK 1 billion to Government’s first global gender equality strategy
Funds totalling SEK 1 billion will be used to enhance gender equality for women and girls around the world. This was decided by the Government at its meeting on 12 April. It is the first time that Sweden’s Government has adopted a global thematic strategy for gender equality.
New strategy to increase the level of ambition regarding global efforts on the environment, climate and oceans
Reduced emissions, improved resilience to climate change, and more sustainable management of water, ecosystems and natural resources. These are some of the goals aimed for in development efforts.
Speech on the 2030 Agenda for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the 2030 Agenda for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit. Check against delivery.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to open an international high-level conference on violence against children
The Swedish Government is hosting the high-level conference Agenda 2030 for Children, End Violence Solutions Summit in Stockholm on 14–15 February 2018. The participants include Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, HM Queen Silvia and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed. The co-organisers of the conference are the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and WePROTECT Global Alliance.
Strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation in the areas of human rights, democracy and the rule of law 2018–2022
The Swedish Government has adopted a new strategy for human rights, democracy and the rule of law that will apply to Swedish development cooperation between 2018 and 2022. The overall objective of the strategy is to contribute to secure, just and inclusive democratic societies that protect and respect the equal rights of all. The strategy will apply in 2018–2022 and covers the funds allocated in the appropriation directions of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Folke Bernadotte Academy for each budget year.
Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, at IDEA's launch of The Global State of Democracy report
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