2016 Climate, Democracy, Education, Equality, Health, Human Rights, Regionalt bistånd, War, security and conflict

Swedish Responsibility and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Magdalena Bexell, Kristina Jönsson

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member States. Attention now turns to realisation of the goals at national level. In light of their broad scope, a clear allocation of responsibilities is a prerequisite for achieving the SDGs by the end date, 2030. Based on a conceptual framework, policy material and a set of interviews with policy-makers, this report identifies key responsibility concerns and accountability challenges in the Swedish context.