The Federal Council is promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda both nationally and internationally. In addition to a concerted effort on the part of the three levels of government, this also requires close cooperation with private-sector business, non-governmental organisations, associations, and the scientific community. Sustainable development can only be implemented successfully if all levels do their part.
The 2030 Dialogue for Sustainable Development is the platform of the federal government to strengthen both the cooperation between the actors and Switzerland's implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It brings together the national and international participatory processes to integrate the expertise and interests of all those concerned, and to permit a broad and transverse discussion about sustainable development.
2030 Dialogue events will address the various important issues connected with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Forthcoming events and consultations
Winter 2016/17: Details of cooperative processes, implementation partnerships, and specific options for reporting.
Spring/summer 2017: Where Switzerland needs to take action to meet the 2030 Agenda.
Events to date
24.11.2015: Partnerships for sustainable development
22.04.2016: National reporting on the 2030 Agenda
Partnerships for sustainable development
The new 2030 Agenda encompasses 17 specific targets. They apply to all countries, and also include environmental sustainability alongside social and economic development. Implementation is not just the task of governments, however. As part of the 'Global Partnership for Sustainable Development', all key partners, authorities, civil society, business and the scientific community are called upon to act together. Governments are asked to mobilise implementation partnerships consisting of multiple actors. Non-governmental bodies are also expected to contribute to implementation as their skills and resources allow.
Switzerland has a long tradition of partnerships and initiatives for sustainable development. What can we learn from successful partnerships at national and international level? What potential do they offer? What roles to the various actors play within these partnerships? What conditions need to be in place?
National reporting on the 2030 Agenda
The SDGs will be translated into the Swiss context by the beginning of 2017, the current status of progress determined, and the need for action identified. The initial report should be available by the beginning of 2018.
As part of the 2030 Dialogue, a discussion was held on the form and content of SDG reporting by the federal government, and options for joint voluntary reporting with non-governmental organisations examined.
The ideas and inputs collected in this way will be used to draw up an outline for the federal government's report. Its specific form will be refined further in early 2017 on the basis of proposals from stakeholder groups.