The international process

UN assembly room in New York
The 2030 Agenda was adopted in New York after three years of negotiations. © FDFA

The international community adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  on 25 September 2015. Between 2012 and 2015, Switzerland was actively and successfully involved in the international drafting and negotiation process. The focus in all countries and regions of the world has now turned to implementation. States, the private sector, civil society organisations, the academic community and politicians are all called upon to contribute meaningfully to the Agenda's success.

Switzerland remains engaged at the international level, thus helping to shape events that will ensure that the 2030 Agenda becomes a reality. Its foreign policy strategy, international cooperation and sectoral foreign policies will all actively contribute to a successful outcome.

The UN is working over the coming years to reform the UN system so that it can provide efficient, effective support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the same time, the finer details of the global implementation mechanism, the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), will continue be put in place, and frameworks for cooperation between UN agencies and other partners will be defined.

A new global partnership for sustainable development (SDG 17) is also to be established over the next few years. Efforts are currently ongoing to determine the responsibilities of international forums and actors, and to understand their contributions to the achievement of the SDGs. Certain UN regions are also examining the extent to which they can contribute to the global system for monitoring implementation, where possible on the basis of established mechanisms.