Haitian Student carrying a pine seedling.
Photo: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Sustainable development

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for action by all countries in the world. Fingo works for making sure that the 2030 Agenda is taken genuinely into account in the policies of Finland and the EU. 

What are our demands?

Finland must be guided by the 2030 Agenda throughout its policies.   

The current Finnish Government Programme is based on the 2030 Agenda. Its implementation is supported by a Government Report, and there is a set of annual indicators employed to monitor progress made.  

In addition, the State Budget must support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and principles of the 2030 Agenda.   

For Finland to achieve the SDGs by 2030, a national roadmap is required, providing a plan for the measures to be taken to ensure the desired development over the next ten years. 

EU priorities for 2019–2024 must support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.   

Sustainable development is included in the priorities of the European Commission for 2019−2024. Each Commissioner must ensure the delivery of the SDGs within their policy area, while overall responsibility lies with the President of the Commission. The EU measures to deliver on the UN SDGs can be found here.  

Finland must take account of the role of civil society in the implementation of sustainable development.    Finland must ensure civil society actors have sufficient resources and access to the implementation of sustainable development. Participation of the various societal actors strengthens transparency and helps to keep decision-makers accountable for their decisions. 

Interesting to read

Civil society SDG monitoring report: The Sustainability Illusion: The reality behind the EU’s
sustainability claims and the necessity to accelerate action

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