2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals for sustainable development (SDGs) form an important reference framework for the development policy activities of SECO.  

17 coloured squares with symbols show the 17 sustainable development goals.
The 17 SDGs cover the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainable development in equal measure.

In 2015, Switzerland joined 192 other countries in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 Agenda is a holistic strategy that serves as a road map towards a more sustainable future.

The 17 SDGs form the centrepiece of the 2030 Agenda. They address the three aspects of sustainability (society, economy and environment) and link them with two other aspects: partnership and peace. The 2030 Agenda came into force in 2016.

SECO is committed to achieving specific objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Every four years, Switzerland issues a voluntary report on the progress it has achieved. In 2018, it submitted its first report, evaluating its activities in connection with the 17 SDGs and the 169 sub-goals.

SDGs in economic development cooperation

The 2030 Agenda is an important reference framework for Switzerland’s international cooperation. SECO plays a significant role in achieving the SDGs, focusing on those goals that are closely related to its core economic policy expertise. This ensures that the means available to SECO are used as efficiently as possible and achieve maximum impact. SECO coordinates its activities with that of other federal agencies.

Last modification 25.01.2021

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