Workshop med svenska myndighetsrepresentanter

Representatives from Swedish public agencies at a workshop about the 2030 Agenda.

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PUblic Sector

Swedish public agencies and the 2030 Agenda

Updated: 19 December 2017

Sida has been assigned by the government to engage Swedish actors in the work of implementing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development – in Sweden and internationally. Sida therefore runs the project Swedish public agencies for sustainable development.

To achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, several different parts of society must work together. One of the Global Goals – number 17 – is also based on establishing partnerships between various kinds of actors: public agencies, businesses and organisations.

Swedish public agencies in collaboration for the 2030 Agenda

Some 50 Director-generals of Swedish public agencies meet regularly to discuss the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and to benefit from each other’s experience (called DG forum). Based on their respective core missions, the public agencies together have expert knowledge about all three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental dimension. The participants conduct a strategic dialogue at a senior management level while they also create opportunities for the public agencies to cooperate on an operative level.

In the future, working groups will be formed on concrete subject issues where the collaboration plays a major role, ranging from environmental and sustainability reporting to integration and gender equality.

Public agencies that have thus far agreed on the statement of intent in the DG forum

The Public Employment Services, the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, the National Council on Crime Prevention, the Office of the Equality Ombudsman, the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish Public Health Agency, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS), the National Social Insurance Office, the University of Gothenburg, the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the National Board of Trade, the Swedish National Artists’ Board, the Swedish Enforcement Authority, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority, the National Food Administration, the National Civil Aviation Administration, the Swedish Medical Products Agency, the County Administrative Board of Västernorrland, the Swedish Migration Agency, the Swedish Agency for Participation, the Family Law and Parental Support Authority, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, the Nordic Africa Institute, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, the Swedish Pensions Agency, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, the Swedish National Heritage Board, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swedish Tax Agency, the Swedish Forest Agency, the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish National Veterinary Institute, Statistics Sweden, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Swedac, the Swedish Institute, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, the Swedish Transport Administration, Swedish Customs, the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR), the National Agency for Public Procurement, the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Prosecution Authority. 

Contact the DG forum secretariat

For questions regarding the DG forum and Swedish public agencies in collaboration for the 2030 Agenda please contact

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