2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, Agenda2030, was adopted by the Heads of States in the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York on 25 September 2015. The Agenda applies to the years 2016-2030, and it is politically binding on the UN Member States. Agenda2030 is built upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (ended in 2015) and the sustainable development policy following the so-called Rio process.

The 17 objectives set in Agenda2030 are extensive and ambitious. Their implementation will require a lot of effort from all states. Agenda2030 forms a comprehensive whole with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which focuses on financing for development and support for implementation and was adopted in July 2015.

Both documents reflect a change of mindset: a shift from development policy and north-south confrontation towards a broader-based sustainable development policy, where new forms of cooperation and partnerships are being sought.

Finland is one of the first countries to report on its plans concerning the implementation of Agenda2030 in the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2016.

Finland's HLPF Report

Read also the summary submitted to the United Nations:

Executive Summary of the Report

In 2017 Finland's international report is an executive summary of the Government's Report on the implementation of Agenda2030. Further, the Finnish Agenda 2030 Youth Group is presented. The second part of the report presents results of the Society's Commitment.

Finland's HLPF Report 2017, Summary of the Government's Report

Finland's HLPF Report 2017, Society's Commitment