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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This is how Sweden will make a difference in the Security Council
Opinion piece by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström in Dagens Nyheter 28 June 2016. "Sweden has been elected. The seat on the UN Security Council is a great victory for Swedish foreign policy and Swedish diplomacy. We are convinced that as a small and open country dependent on the rest of the world, it is in our interest to contribute to and defend the international order that has at its core the United Nations and the Security Council,” writes Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party)."
Prime Minister met Samoa’s Prime Minister
On 13 June, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuila’epa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi. During the visit, discussions were held on bilateral exchanges and global challenges such as climate change and the new Global Goals.
Joint statement by High-Level Group in support of implementation of 2030 Agenda
(New version) The heads of state and government who last year formed an informal High-Level Group to maintain political support at the top level for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda adopted a joint statement today. This statement to today’s meeting on the 2030 Agenda in the UN General Assembly sends a joint message about the importance of leadership and involving civil society in the work of achieving the Global Goals.
Speech by Minister Regnér at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities, New York
Speech by Minister for Children, The Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér. UN General Debate, 14 June 2016. Check against delivery.
#FirstGeneration in New York
As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs international campaign in support of the Global Goals
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has launched #FirstGeneration, an international campaign in collaboration with international and local actors. The campaign is intended to strengthen international efforts on the 2030 Agenda and help ensure that new and younger target groups take on the challenges linked to the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
First Generation to Eradicate Poverty
Opinion piece by the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and the Minister for Education, Gustav Fridolin in The Huffington Post, 9 June 2016.
How the world can achieve both fossil-free societies and a non-toxic environment
The world is facing major challenges in the area of climate and the environment. The Paris climate agreement is aimed at keeping the rise in global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius, and the countries of the world have also agreed on 17 global goals for sustainable development, to be achieved by 2030. How do we ensure that the measures we take to achieve one goal do not make it more difficult to achieve one of the other goals? This was at the core of the discussions during the seminar Sweden arranged in cooperation with the United States at the UN Environment Assembly, UNEA2, in Nairobi.
Isabella Lövin discusses peace at UN Security Council
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin is visiting the United Nations headquarters in New York from 7 to 10 June. There she will take part in a debate in the UN Security Council on protection of civilians and peacekeeping operations, and a seminar on the UN Global Goals and education, together with Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin.