Malmö participates in High-Level Political Forum at the UN headquarters in New York

New York

On 17-19 July, leaders from 44 countries meet at the UN High-level Political Forum in New York to collaborate with the academy, business and civil society on the Agenda 2030 and the UN's Global Sustainability Goals. Malmö city is the only municipality in the Swedish delegation led by the Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi invited to present its work on sustainable development. 

Sweden is one of the 44 countries reporting at the HLPF and the city of Malmö with the Mayor of Malmö, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh invited as the only Swedish municipality represented in the Swedish delegation. The Swedish delegation, chaired by the Minister of Civil Affairs, Ardalan Shekarabi, consists of, among others, Carmö Lemne, President of the Swedish Enterprise, Marie Nilsson, Chairman of IF Metall, Gunilla Nordlöf, DG for Growth and Frans Lindelöw, CEO of Skandia.

Sweden will report on how Sweden works with implementation on the Sustainable Development Goals. The theme for the HLPF on July 1-19 is "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". Read the Swedish report.

The Minister of Civil Affairs will, together with the Mayor of Malmo participate in a panel discussion on European, African and Latin American perspectives on local-level poverty alleviation and equity solutions: Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. Closing the health gap by implementing Agenda 2030. The impact from the Commission for a socially sustainable Malmö will be addressed.

Malmö, being an international center for expertise and action due to SDG 14; Ocean and maritime resources, will also participate in a panel about further action on SDG 14.

The overall ambition in the City of Malmo is to become a sustainable city in all aspects. As the first Swedish municipality, the city council chose to implement Agenda 2030 and make the SDGs as leading principles for the city. This is put in to practice with a strong political dedication; through budget priorities, reorganization of the municipality with a focus on collaboration to reach social, economic and ecological sustainability.

- It is positive that Malmö's work towards sustainable development is being brought to an attention internationally. The fact that Malmö is the only Swedish city that represents the municipalities is a receipt for the ambitious work that has been done. We look forward to present our work and exchange knowledge with other countries, says Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö.- Malmö is a global city and everything that happens around the world, regardless of where, affects Malmö and the Malmö residents in some way. And fact of the matter is that everything we do in Malmö also affects how the world develops and whether Sweden is able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, says Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö.

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