2030 Dialogue for Sustainable Development
The federal government established the '2030 Dialogue for Sustainable Development' to promote broad discussion about sustainable development. It combines the national and international participatory processes for sustainable development policy.
The Federal Council established the 2030 dialogue to permit a broad and transverse discussion about sustainable development and to encourage all of those concerned to share their expertise and interests.
One of its primary aims is to discuss interdisciplinary issues relating to the 2030 Agenda, and priorities for the latter's implementation by Switzerland.
The 2030 Dialogue will address various important issues connected with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Events to date
14.01.2021: Dialogue 2030: opportunities for SMEs
The event was addressed primarily to SMEs and will explore questions such as: What framework conditions are changing for the economy by virtue of the SDGs? What opportunities will result for SMEs? Where do SMEs find assistance that enables them to take advantage of the added value stemming from the SDGs? Registration and further information at: www.oebu.ch
23.10.2017: Agenda 2030 – Challenges for Switzerland
This 2030 Dialogue was held to discuss action areas and priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland, based on the outcomes of the federal government's online consultation between June and August 2017. The debate was focused on identifying the major challenges and opportunities for Switzerland in its efforts to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda at both national and international level.
09.06.2017: Information on the online consultation about the federal government's baseline assessment and activities
22.04.2016: National reporting on the 2030 Agenda
The SDGs are currently being translated into the Swiss context. At the same time, the current status of progress is being determined, and the need for action identified. The initial report should be available by the spring of 2018.
As part of the 2030 Dialogue, a discussion was held on the form and content of reporting on the SDGs by the federal government, and options for joint voluntary reporting with non-governmental organizations examined. The inputs gathered in this way are being used to draw up an outline for federal government reporting.
24.11.2015: Partnerships for sustainable development
The 2030 Agenda encompasses 17 specific targets. They apply universally to all countries, and also include environmental sustainability alongside social and economic development. Implementation is not just the task of governments, however. As part of the 'Global Partnership for Sustainable Development' (SDG 17), all key partners, authorities, civil society, business and the scientific community are called upon to act together.
Governments are asked to mobilize multi-stakeholder implementation partnerships. Non-governmental bodies are also expected to contribute to implementation as their skills and resources allow.