Lead and supporting government bodies:
Coordination of Agenda 2030 is shared between the Ministry of Finance (internal) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (external), which were supported until march 2019 by a dedicated Agenda 2030 commission composed of civil society representatives
The Swedish government has big ambitions and all ministers are responsible for implementation, with SDGs to be integrated in all policy areas.
The Agenda 2030 delegation produced a draft National Action Plan for implementation in June 2017, entitled 'Towards sustainable welfare'
This action plan has a particular focus on the younger generation, and underlines ongoing broad dialogue with all stakeholders. Based on mapping the national situation, six priority areas were identified:
- Equal society
- Sustainable cities
- Circular economy and societal benefit
- Strong business sector and sustainable business models
- Sustainable and healthy food
- Increased knowledge and innovation
The National Action Plan was approved in summer 2018.
Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals:
The Swedish government is strongly committed to implementing the SDGs; it has appointed the Public Administration Minister, with a position at the Ministry of Finance, as coordinator.
The aforementioned National Action Plan was developed in collaboration with all line ministries and was approved in summer 2018.
The Swedish Government is constantly producing reports on the implementation of the SDGs in different areas and last year it presented five implementations briefs to the HLPF.