2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
On 25 September 2015 the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, joined 193 Leaders and Ministers from across the globe at the United Nations in New York, to welcome and endorse the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda).
The 2030 agenda comprises 17 Global Goals (also known as the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’) and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and, provides a roadmap for global development efforts to 2030 and beyond.
The 2030 Agenda has unprecedented buy-in as a result of consultation and negotiations involving all 193 UN member states, the private sector and civil society. While non-binding, the 2030 Agenda will be highly influential, shaping development cooperation and finance flows from a range of sources, including nation states, multilateral organisations, the private sector and philanthropic entities.
High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) brings together Heads of State and Government and senior Ministers from all UN member states to coordinate and review worldwide efforts in support of the 2030 Agenda. The HLPF will also be a platform for countries to deliver Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of their progress on the 2030 Agenda.
Australia and the 2030 Agenda
Australia actively participated in international discussions to design the Global Goals and supported the involvement of all development actors, including civil society organisations, the private sector, philanthropic organisations and academia.
The 2030 Agenda helps Australia in advocating for a strong focus on economic growth and development in the Indo-Pacific region, and in promoting investment priorities including gender equality, governance and strengthening tax systems. It is well aligned with Australia’s foreign, security, development and trade interests - especially in promoting regional stability, security and economic prosperity.
In Australia’s National Statement to the UN General Assembly in 2015, Foreign Minister Bishop outlined Australia’s approach to the 2030 Agenda, including how Australia is investing in the skills of our people, diversifying our economy and increasing productivity.