This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom, we recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
Source: UN (2015): Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. United Nations Organisation.
In September 2015 the 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which Switzerland also recognises. Today the Federal Council has initiated the preparatory work needed for Switzerland to actively work towards implementing these objectives.