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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Swedish Minister for Gender Equality highlights the vulnerability of women and girls in war at CSW session in New York
On 14–16 March, Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér will head Sweden’s delegation at the annual session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This year’s overarching theme is women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development. Sweden will organise a seminar on displaced women and girls.
Introductory remarks by Ms. Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation at the UNDP Ministerial Meeting
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Strategy for Sweden’s Cooperation with the African Development Bank Group 2016–2018
This strategy forms the basis of Sweden’s cooperation with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the period 2016–2018. The strategy will also guide Sweden’s positions in negotiations on the fourteenth replenishment of the African Development Fund (AfDF14), which will be ongoing during most of 2016.
Strategy for Sweden’s Cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) 2016–2019
This strategy forms the basis of Sweden’s cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) for the period 2016–2019. The strategy will also guide Sweden’s positions in negotiations on the twelfth replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (AsDF12) which will be concluded in 2016.
Strategy for Sweden’s Cooperation with the World Bank Group 2016–2018
This strategy will form the basis of Sweden’s cooperation with the World Bank Group (WBG). The strategy will also guide Sweden’s positions in negotiations on the replenishment of IDA181 which will be ongoing throughout 2016.
Minister for International Development Cooperation visits Tonga, Fiji and Kiribati
Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin is in the Pacific Region to visit island nations whose populations are among the most affected by climate change. The purpose of these visits is to determine how Sweden can best help these extremely vulnerable countries and is part of the Government’s commitments at the climate change conference in Paris.
Speech by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Addis Abeba, 30 January 2016
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Government to adopt new strategies for the large development banks
The Government will adopt new strategies for Sweden’s cooperation with the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (AsDB) and the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). These strategies mean that the Government is raising its ambitions regarding work by the development banks on environment and climate issues.
Speech by Isabella Lövin at the European launch of the World Development Report 2016
Sida, Stockholm, 25 January 2016. Check against delivery.
Stefan Löfven attended World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on 20–21 January 2016 in Davos, Switzerland.