On Monday 18 January, The Crown Princess attended the "Agenda 2030 – Sweden's work to achieve the global goals for sustainable development" conference in Stockholm.
The conference began with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven speaking about the significant challenges we face, and the fact that we must work together to achieve the global goals.
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson spoke via video link about Sweden's role in order to achieve these goals.
Ministers Ardalan Shekarabi, Kristina Persson and Isabella Lövin spoke about the Government's ambitions in connection with Agenda 2030.
The morning concluded with a panel discussion on the roles and responsibilities of various players within society in the implementation of the global goals.
Through Agenda 2030, the nations of the world have committed between 1 January 2016 and 2030 to eradicating poverty and hunger everywhere; to fighting inequalities within and between countries; to building peaceful, fair and inclusive societies; to protecting human rights and promoting equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and to ensuring long-term protection for the planet and its natural resources. The nations of the world have resolved to create the right conditions for inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all in view of the different levels of national development and capacity.
The world's heads of state and government adopted the 17 global goals at the UN summit on 25 September 2015. The global goals are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
Find out more about Agenda 2030 on the UN's website.