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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.




Regional consultation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

23.03.2015 — Press release Agenda2030

On 23 March 2015, a regional consultation on development funding was held by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva. The consultation took place in the run-up to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which will meet from 13 to 16 July 2015 in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The aim of the conference is to negotiate a financing framework for the post-2015 development agenda.


Federal Council adopts Switzerland's negotiating mandate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

14.01.2015 — Press release Agenda2030

Since 2012, the United Nations and its member states have been working on a new universal agenda for global sustainable development to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire at the end of 2015. On 14 January 2015, the Federal Council gave the mandate to the Swiss delegation to take part in the intergovernmental negotiations. The UN member states will negotiate the new goals, their implementation and financing until July 2015 in New York, culminating in the adoption of the new agenda for sustainable development by heads of state and government at a summit meeting on 25–27 September 2015.


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