On Tuesday 4 May, The Crown Princess attended a digital meeting with representatives from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on Agenda 2030.
During the meeting, State Secretary Janine Alm Ericson, Deputy Manager of the Global Agenda Unit Camilla Nevstad Bruselius and Group Manager of the Global Agenda Unit Karin Snellman spoke about the implementation of Agenda 2030. The Crown Princess learnt about the status in Sweden and the country's role within the global work.
Topics discussed during the meeting included how the Covid-19 pandemic is slowing the work with Agenda 2030, but also how accelerated digitalisation can bring new opportunities.
The meeting concluded with The Crown Princess announcing Sweden's voluntary review of the implementation of Agenda 2030. This review will be presented at the UN's high-level political forum External link, opens in new window. on 6–15 July 2021.
In January 2016, the then UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed the Crown Princess as one of 17 advocates for the work involved with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The advocates' task is to promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030 – in various ways. Since 2019, The Crown Princess has been part of the alumni group.
As an alumnus, The Crown Princess will continue to focus in particular on work relating to the sea and fishing.
Find out more about the global goals and Agenda 2030 at the UN's website. External link, opens in new window.