40 government agencies come together to realise Agenda 2030

The world countries should have achieved the global objectives of sustainable development by 2030. But Sweden has some work to do for these goals to be realised. Now 40 government agencies come together to commit to achieve the goals.

Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development were defined in September 2015 by world leaders and the UN. The goals, that should be achieved by 2030, aims to make progress in a number of areas, such as health and education, gender equality and environmental sustainability.

Based on their respective core missions, the Swedish government agencies have expert knowledge on the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Therefore, in January 2016 a cooperation forum was established to realise the objectives of Agenda 2030. The Swedish Institute, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, the National Board of Trade, the Environmental Protection Agency and Sida are the six government agencies that currently operate the work of the Forum.

On January 23, 2017, 40 Directors-General met to discuss the implementation and benefit from each other’s experiences. During the meeting, SI, along with forty other Swedish authorities, signed a joint declaration of intent to work on Agenda 2030. As the project continues, working groups will focus on specific subject matters where cooperation is central.

The next forum will be held in early June 2017 and the Swedish Institute will be hosting the event.