Federal-level organisation

In early 2016, the Federal Administration embarked on an interdepartmental process to implement the 2030 Agenda. By the end of 2017 it will identify the areas in which there is a particular need for action, the priorities that should be set, and how implementation work might be coordinated.

The federal government's work to implement the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland will be coordinated by the interdepartmental National 2030 Agenda Working Group. The Working Group is led jointly by the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is made up of representatives from the Federal Offices for the Environment (FOEN), Health (FOPH) and Agriculture (FOA), the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the FDFA Directorate of Political Affairs (Sectoral Foreign Policies Division) and the Federal Chancellery.

Work to implement the 2030 Agenda is being coordinated within the following interdepartmental bodies:

  • Interdepartmental Sustainable Development Committee (ISDC): the body responsible for coordinating sustainable development at the national level and reporting to the Federal Council.

  • International 2030 Agenda Task Force: the body responsible for the nationwide coordination of Switzerland's international commitments in connection with the 2030 Agenda, as well as for international reporting.

  • Interdepartmental Committee for International Development and Cooperation (ICIDC): the body responsible for coordinating international cooperation.

Both the Working Group and the 2030 Agenda Task Force have been set up for a fixed two-year term up to the end of 2017. During this period, the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is to be integrated into the federal government's existing national and international sustainability policy processes.