Country report to the UN

Switzerland plays its part in international reporting on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, with the Federal Council preparing a country report for the UN in the middle of each legislative period. The first such country report was presented at the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The second is currently in progress and will be presented to the international community and the Swiss population in 2022.

In the general assembly hall of the UN in New York, the high-level government representatives of the UN member states applaud the adoption of the 2030 Agenda.
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the UN member states have also committed to a regular review of the progress made in the implementation. © UN Photo/Cia Pak

The country report provides an overview of Switzerland's implementation of the 2030 Agenda, both locally and globally. It presents the main opportunities and challenges facing Switzerland on its way to achieving the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable development is a task for society as a whole, which is why the country report is based on a comprehensive stock taking survey with broad-based participation. Specialists from all departments of the Federal Administration will be consulted, and in addition representatives from the cantons and communes, as well as business, academia and civil society organisations, will be asked for their views on sustainable development in Switzerland and input on how they are contributing to it.

The resulting overview will be published on the 'SDGital2030' website from the summer of 2022. It will show people in Switzerland where their country stands in the implementation of the 17 SDGs and 169 targets.