Implementing the Addis Ababa Action Agenda to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a selection of innovative examples

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With the adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda in July 2015, world leaders expressed their commitment to a revitalised and enhanced global partnership, laying the foundation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Now, more than two years later, we need to discuss ways to quicken the implementation.

To finance the 2030 Agenda, the world must respond to a dual challenge: mobilising societies' resources for sustainability, and doing this in a manner that leaves no one behind. All societal actors, and all private individuals and households, have a contribution to make. Sweden supports greater cooperation and new partnerships between countries, the private sector, the social partners, civil society organisations, and the knowledge society in various parts of the world.

We need to develop our capacity to this end. Sweden believes that sharing examples within and between countries and organisations can be a good start, inspiring similar context-specific activities and helping to avoid pitfalls. That is why we have chosen to present a compilation of examples from different sectors of Swedish society. We published a similar compilation in 2017, but this year we are presenting fewer though more detailed examples.

By showcasing a selection of innovative examples, we also hope to engage stakeholders and promote a more action-oriented dialogue in various national and international forums, such as the Financing for
Development Forum.

It should be emphasised that the content of the examples from non-state actors does not in any way represent an official endorsement or position of the Swedish Government.

The examples included in this report are based on their relevance to the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.