National report on the implementation of the 2030 - Agenda for Sustainable Development
Julkaisusarja:Prime Minister’s Office Publications 10/2016
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This is Finland’s first report on the national implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — Agenda 2030. This report will be presented to the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2016. The report describes the current status and preparedness of Finland regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It identifies both the established and new institutional mechanisms for promoting sustainable development and creating ownership in Finland. It also discusses the integration of the global Sustainable Development Goals and targets into the Finnish national policies, while outlining the challenges involved in integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development. In addition, the results of an external research project and observations on Finland’s strengths, challenges and prospects of implementing the global Goals are presented, and a Finnish perspective on the theme of the 2016 High-level Political Forum session “ensuring that no-one is left behind” is introduced. Further, the report describes some tools, resources and new approaches for the national implementation of Agenda 2030, as well as mechanisms for monitoring the implementation. In Finland, this document will serve as an interim report on the implementation of Agenda 2030, since a national implementation plan for Agenda 2030 will be ready by the end of 2016. The report was written as an official assignment by the Secretariat General of the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Key actors in Finland’s sustainable development administrative model contributed to the preparation of this report