Working with the Global Goals

How we reach the Global Goals

ICLD works together with municipalities and regions to implement the Sustainable Global Goals, SDG’s, and help them reach the goals in practice.

Easier for Swedish municipalities to implement Agenda 2030

ICLD is partner for “Glokala Sverige,” which is a communication and education project on Agenda 2030 for politicians and officials in municipalities and regions throughout Sweden. Through this collaboration, ICLD will provide funding and opportunities to work towards achieving the Global Goals through our municipal partnership programme and its international cooperation.

Would you like to learn more about the Global Goals?

ICLD has developed a digital education to give you an “Introduction to Agenda 2030.” The education will provide information about the Sustainable Global Goals, how you can use it to create a more sustainable world, and links to where you can learn more about the goals.  The trainings were developed in collaboration with Statistics Sweden.

Good examples how we work with the Global Goals


Rufunsa and Kungsör set out to increase young people’s involvement in politics

Rufunsa and Kungsör set out to increase young people’s involvement in politics

Rufunsa and Kungsör increase young people's involvement in politics

Lundazi and Forshaga partner up to reduce climate impact

Lundazi and Forshaga partner up to reduce climate impact

Forshaga municipality in Sweden is working hard to get political parties at municipal level to work together to tackle climate change – now they will be…

Clean water is essential for a healthy life

Clean water is essential for a healthy life

It will be a new start for the democracy project – the municipal partnership – between Lycksele municipality and Homa Bay county in Kenya. Together,…

Malmö and Lusaka develop digital toolkit for youth participation in environmental issues

Malmö and Lusaka develop digital toolkit for youth participation in environmental issues

Lusaka in Zambia and Malmö in Sweden have through their partnership found new ways to improve the ability of young people to gain influence in…

Strengthening social inclusion for children with disabilities in Chobe, Botswana

Strengthening social inclusion for children with disabilities in Chobe, Botswana

Chobe District in Botswana has worked in partnership with Vänersborg municipality in Sweden to forward social inclusion of children living with disabilities. During recent years,…

Walking the talk – City of Malmö and Swakopmund’s successes working with Agenda 2030

Walking the talk – City of Malmö and Swakopmund’s successes working with Agenda 2030

The city of Malmö has been committed to sustainability issues long before 2015, the year when the UN assembly adopted the Sustainable development goals. As…

Gender Equality – a priority for ICLD

Gender Equality – a priority for ICLD

At ICLD, we believe in the importance of equal representation. Therefore, our Advisory Group composed of leading scholars from all over the world, has always…

Partnerships for the Goals: Sweden and Zimbabwe

Partnerships for the Goals: Sweden and Zimbabwe

Partnerships are key to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ICLD works with several partners in promoting local democracy and sustainable development in…

How we reach the goals of Agenda 2030

How we reach the goals of Agenda 2030

With one-third of Agenda 2030 journey already complete, ICLD sets course for a decade of action.

ICLD’s programme – highlighted in UN report

ICLD’s programme – highlighted in UN report

We are happy to announce that our international training programme on Municipal Finance has been selected as a good example in the UN Global Report…

Strängnäs and Dar es-Salaam channel young people’s engagement

Strängnäs and Dar es-Salaam channel young people’s engagement

The municipalities of Strängnäs and Dar es- Salaam have been working on a project that aims to increase the participation of young people in politics.…

Växjö invigorates its local democracy through water partnership with An Giang

Växjö invigorates its local democracy through water partnership with An Giang

Växjö municipality in Sweden and An Giang province in Vietnam have inspired each other to new solutions through a partnership concerning water management. Their cooperation…

ICLD Mentors Supporting experts in their field: Gender

ICLD Mentors Supporting experts in their field: Gender

One of the vital components of the international training programmes is the presence of experienced mentors who are familiar with the specific conditions in the…

ICLD creates opportunities for youth influence

ICLD creates opportunities for youth influence

– Politicians need to find new ways to communicate with young people on their terms. They will not come to the cityhall! says Debbie Hendricks,…

ICLD has the tools for working with 2030 Agenda

ICLD has the tools for working with 2030 Agenda

There are numerous ways in which Swedish local authorities can work with the 2030 Agenda. One method that is particularly effective is to get involved…

Agenda 2030 a given in all of Malmö’s partnerships

Agenda 2030 a given in all of Malmö’s partnerships

Malmö has a multicultural palette with which to work, with 181 nationalities represented in a concentrated space. This has obviously influenced the city, which lies…

The global goals with Shannon

In the film below, Shannon Lövgren, programme officer at ICLD tells us more about the global goals and its history. (Part 1-5)