2016 the Swedish government appointed a multi-stakeholder National Committee to
promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda throughout Swedish society. Dialogue om how to further the implementation with civil society
organizations, municipalities, academia, private sector and trade unions was
one strand of the assignment. The second strand of work was to put forward proposals
on how to strengthen the implementation to the government. The assignment
expired in March 2019. The Committee finalised its work by presenting a final
report in March 2019. The report contains several proposals on how the
government can strengthen and integrate SDGs with a whole of government
approach and how national agencies can be given a clearer mandate to work with
the agenda in their core businesses. The report also stresses the importance of
engaging civil society organizations, municipalities, academia, private sector
and trade unions.
welcomes the initiative by the Secretary General to establish an SDG Advocacy
Group of eminent persons to promote implementation of the 2030 Agenda, in which
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden participates.
High Level Political Forum (HLPF) should become a truly relevant arena for
peer-learning and science-based and effective follow-up of SDG-progress. We
should all make efforts to contribute and ensure multi-stakeholder contribution
· A National Action Plan (NAP) 2018-2020 was adopted by the
Government in 2018
February 2020 the Government appointed former Minister of health and sports, Gabriel
Wikström, as national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda. The national coordinator
will help strengthen implementation, promote and deepen the work of different
actors. The coordinator’s work will focus in particular on the perspective and
participation of children and young people, and on those in a particularly
the summer in 2020, the Government plans to submit a bill to the Riksdag
setting out the direction for Sweden’s work on strengthening the integration of
the Agenda and promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, nationally, at
EU level and globally.
Sweden has taken the lead in several
areas to implement the SDGs, both nationally and internationally. Domestically,
Sweden aims to become the world’s first fossil-free welfare state by 2045 and
will the Government will issue its first green bond this year.
co-facilitated a political declaration with Bahamas, that was adopted by UN
member states during the SDG summit in 2019. The ten points outlined in the
political declaration serve as a roadmap to accelerate action and commitments
now and in the years to come. Sweden has shown leadership and accelerated
action in multiple areas: a scaling up of the Feminist Foreign Policy; the
launching of a Drive for Democracy; a doubling of contributions to the green
climate fund in 2019. Together with India, Sweden launched the leadership group
for industry transition at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York 2019.
Sweden continues to promote inclusive growth and social dialogue together with
ILO, OECD, and a core group of countries, companies, employers’ organizations
and trade unions in the initiative the Global Deal.
In 2017, Sweden co-hosted a
UN-Conference on implementing SDG 14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans
and marine resources together with Fiji.
Regarding the SDGs: The NAP 2018-2020 did amapping of all
SDGs and identified six cross-sectional themes and four key factors:
Priority areas (six cross-sectional themes): reduced inequalities
and improved gender equality; sustainable societies; circular and green
economy; strong industrial life and sustainable business; sustainable and
healthy grocery chain; improved knowledge and innovation.
|Leading Ministry and
Minister for the Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister is
responsible for coordinating and promoting the implementation of the Agenda at
the national level in Sweden. The Minister for International Development
Cooperation is responsible for coordinating the work with Sweden’s
contributions to international implementation.
|Other ministries involved
All ministries are
responsible for the implementation of the Agenda in their departments.
|Main contact point for the
|Links to main websites/
documents on national
implementation of the
2030 Agenda and SDGs
Sweden submitted a Voluntary National Review in 2017
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Thursday, 07 May 2020
For the sources used in the country profiles, please click here.
More information about Sweden