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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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.
Speech by Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi at the Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action
Antalya, 27 May 2016. Check against delivery.
Speech by Morgan Johansson "Emerging Global Migration and Mobility, Trends and Issues: A Swedish Perspective"
Dhaka, Bangladesh 11 May 2016 Check against delivery
“New Swedish ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings”
Opinion article, Dagens Nyheter (DN Debatt), 4 May 2016 Sweden is intensifying its efforts to combat the exploitation of women, children and poor people in the world. As the world’s first feminist government, we are creating a new position for an ambassador to combat trafficking in human beings. The position may serve as an important instrument in international cooperation, write Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.
Speech by Isabella Lövin at SRHR seminar on Resources for women and girls: realizing the vision of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all through agenda 2030
All-Party Parliamentary Group on SRHR seminar on Resources for women and girls: realizing the vision of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all through agenda 2030, Stockholm, 7 April 2016. Check against delivery!
Sweden is a role model concerning efforts to protect refugees
On Wednesday 30 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Rosenbad for discussions. The agenda included the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation, the implementation of the Global Goals, gender equality and women’s participation in peace processes.