Annika Strandhäll to visit New York for high-level political forum on the 2030 Agenda
The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development begins today. Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll will head the Swedish delegation and be at the HLPF in New York on 15–19 July, when the ministerial meeting takes place.
“Sweden is at the forefront globally in many respects, not least on gender equality and climate action, but much remains to be done. We can and will take the lead in the transformation towards sustainable societies,” says Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll.
The HLPF is a global platform for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme is ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.
This year, the goals to be reviewed in depth are: inclusive and equitable quality education for all (Goal 4), sustainable economic growth and decent work (Goal 8), reduced inequality (Goal 10), action to combat climate change (Goal 13), and peaceful and inclusive societies (Goal 16).
In addition to delivering Sweden’s national address at the HLPF, Annika Strandhäll will take part in several side events and hold bilateral talks with other ministers and UN representatives.
Ms Strandhäll will be available for media interviews during the HLPF. For more information and interview requests, please contact Ms Strandhäll’s Press Secretary, Hanna Alexandersson.