The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by world leaders in September 2015 and applies to all countries, rich and poor. It includes 17 global goals for eradicating poverty, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and addressing the environmental climate crisis. A key principle of the 2030 Agenda is the obligation to ensure that “no one is left behind" and that no goal is considered fulfilled unless it is fulfilled for all. This principle focuses on the poorest and the most vulnerable - those who are often the hardest to reach.
The implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires strong political will, partnership between different actors, funding, as well as indicators and data for follow-up. Forum Syd works to strengthen the role of civil society in the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda and the global goals. Civil society has a particularly important role to play in ensuring that the principle of leave no one behind is fulfilled.
Policy coherence in which all policies, not only development aid, contributes to sustainable development is a prerequisite for achieving the global goals. Thus, Forum Syd advocates for a stronger implementation of Sweden's Policy Coherence for Development, in which all political decisions made in Sweden contribute to equitable and sustainable global development and take into account a development perspective.