With peace and justice to sustainable development: Agenda 2030

We are a member of the civil society platform Agenda 2030, which monitors Switzerland's implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our particular focus lies on Sustainable Development Goals 5 on gender equality and 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies.

With the 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015, the international community not only created a common vision for peace, the elimination of poverty and the preservation of our planet. With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it also outlined how this socially, economically and ecologically sustainable world is to be achieved by 2030. 

Since 2016, all countries have been working to achieve this shared vision to fight poverty and reduce inequalities through national development plans.

Switzerland's Implementation 

We are working on the realisation of this vision as part of the Platform Agenda 2030. It is an association of around 50 civil society actors from the fields of development cooperation, environmental protection, gender, peace, sustainable development, and trade unions. Its aim is to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in and by Switzerland.

We pay special attention to SDG 5 "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" and SDG 16 "Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development".

In 2018, the Platform presented its first alternative report to Switzerland's progress report, "How sustainable is Switzerland? The implementation of the 2030 Agenda from the perspective of civil society". Four years later, the Platform presented a mid-term commentary on Switzerland's implementation of the 2030 Agenda to date. It showed that Switzerland is not on track with any of the SDGs.