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Swiss development cooperation: Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter calls for immediate implementation of 2030 Agenda

22.01.2016 — Press release Agenda2030
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was the key focus area at this year's annual conference of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). The 17 goals of the global 2030 Agenda will play a decisive role in Swiss development policy over the coming years. The speakers and experts dealt with different aspects of the Agenda: the negotiations, the implementation and financing, and what it means for Switzerland. Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter spoke specifically of how it relates to Swiss policy. The opening speech was made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.






Invitation: Embarking on a sustainable global future: Switzerland and the Agenda 2030

15.10.2015 — Press release Agenda2030

On 2 August 2015, the member states of the United Nations reached a consensus on the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (previously referred to as the post-2015 agenda). It will be formally adopted by heads of state and government at the Sustainable Development Summit from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York.


Sustainable Development Goals until 2030: President Sommaruga supports new UN agenda on behalf of Switzerland

25.09.2015 — Press release Agenda2030
Over 150 heads of state and government adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at a summit in New York on Friday. The agenda, comprising 17 goals and 169 targets, sets out the priority areas for sustainable development worldwide for the period to 2030. Switzerland was represented at the summit by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, who described the 2030 Agenda as "an extremely promising approach to resolving numerous problems".


Summit to adopt the 2030 agenda and UN General Assembly: Switzerland commits to sustainable development

11.09.2015 — Press release Agenda2030
The President of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, will represent Switzerland at the UN summit meeting from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York to adopt the sustainable development goals for the period to 2030. On 28 September, at the opening of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, she will present Switzerland's priorities in the context of the UN for the coming year. Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter will represent Switzerland during this ministerial week in New York at various events on current themes and will hold bilateral talks.


The Oslo Summit on Education for Development (6-7 July 2015)

20.07.2015 — Press release Agenda2030

This high-level Summit brought together the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, and the Special Envoy on Global Education, Mr. Gordon Brown. A Swiss delegation participated which was led by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and with the participation of the United Nations and International organizations Division.


Positive results in implementing the Millennium Development Goals

13.07.2015 — Article Agenda2030

Are we living in a better world today than we were 15 years ago? In order to cut worldwide poverty in half by 2015 and promote global development, the international community established eight Millennium Development Goals in the year 2000. The deadline has come and gone and it is time to take stock.


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