We cannot protect our share of the ocean with walls; instead, we must cooperate in a spirit of solidarity.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin are attending the historic summit for the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sweden has been very active in the negotiations and will be equally committed to the implementation of the Agenda – both nationally and internationally, writes Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin.

Statsminister Stefan Löfven, klimat- och miljöminister, vice statsminister Åsa Romson, utrikesminister Margot Wallström och minister för internationellt utvecklingssamarbete Isabella Lövin deltar vid det historiska toppmötet för antagandet av 2030-agendan för hållbar utveckling. Sverige har varit mycket aktiv i förhandlingarna och kommer att vara lika engagerade i genomförandet av agendan – både nationellt och internationellt, skriver biståndsminister Isabella Lövin.

To eradicate poverty and create an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world, both public and private resources need to be used more smartly and invested in the right way.

May 12-13, experts, organisations and decision-makers from around the world are gathering in Stockholm. On the agenda is one of the greatest challenges facing the international community: the number of wars and conflicts in the world is once again on the rise after years of a downward trend. To reverse this trend, it is essential that both donors and conflict-affected countries are prepared to deal with the root causes of conflicts. Sweden will therefore take on a leading role internationally, and systematically conduct conflict analysis of all the countries receiving Swedish aid.

Clean water is a human right, and yet more than 700 million people still live without access to clean water and 2.5 billion without adequate sanitation.

Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin: now Sweden is raising its level of ambition on this issue.

Environmental and rights issues are high on the agenda for Sweden’s work on the new global development goals. It is important that these priorities also permeate World Bank priorities.

Supporting developing countries, through the GCF, to help reduce their emissions is an essential step in international efforts to tackle climate change