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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New policy framework for Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian aid
In December 2016, the Government adopted a new policy framework outlining the direction of Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian aid. The policy framework has now been translated into English.
Speech at the Arctic Coucil Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, 11 May 2017. Check against delivery.
Wallström and Lövin open SIPRI Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are co-hosting the fourth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on 3–4 May.
Preparations in New York ahead of the Ocean Conference
On 15–16 February, development issues and the oceans will be in focus in New York. Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin will take part in the preparations for the largest UN conference that Sweden is helping organise since the Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972. An important part of the efforts to save the world’s oceans will be based on voluntary commitments from Member States, civil society and the business sector.
Remarks by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at high level dialogue on sustaining peace and the 2030 Agenda
United Nations, New York, 24 January. Check against delivery.
International meeting on the role of business in efforts to end violence against children
Wednesday 18 January a new step is being taken in the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children with an international meeting in Davos, Switzerland, focusing on the role of business in this work. The meeting was arranged in connection with the annual World Economic Forum. The Global Partnership is to help achieve the Global Goals of the 2030 Agenda on preventing and ending violence against and exploitation of children. Sweden has a prominent role to play as a pathfinder and was co-organiser of the meeting.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attends World Economic Forum in Davos
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on 17–18 January. This year's theme is Responsive and Responsible Leadership and in his meetings Mr Löfven will highlight the importance of greater equality and reduced economic disparities in the wake of globalisation.
Sweden and Fiji to host UN conference to save the world’s oceans
In connection with World Oceans Day on 8 June, Sweden and Fiji will lead a high-level conference at the United Nations. The conference, the biggest UN event Sweden has been involved in arranging since 1972, will take place in New York on 5–9 June 2017 and will focus on saving the world’s oceans.
Isabella Lövin to attend UN climate summit
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin will travel to the COP22 UN climate summit in Marrakech today to lead the Swedish delegation. Negotiations are already under way on how the Paris Agreement should be implemented in practice, and since the Agreement has now entered into force, the first Meeting of the Parties will be held this week.