Accepting the challenge – Sweden and the 2030 Agenda

Accepting the challenge is a toolkit about the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals from a Swedish perspective when it comes to both challenges and opportunities.

It aims to encourage discussions, inspire and raise awareness about the Global Goals and how everyone can contribute.

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interrelated global goals agreed upon by the United Nations. Sweden, historically committed to international collaboration on global issues, is dedicated to doing what it can to make the world more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

Building blocks


“Accepting the challenge – Sweden and the 2030 Agenda” 
Booklet – text in word for translation to your local language

The booklet is also available in Arabic and Spanish. Please email the contact person to receive the files.


The exhibition can be shown in two versions:

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 13 – Climate Action with local examples

Goal 14 – Life Below Water with local examples

Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong institutions

Agenda 2030 cubes, 500 x 500 mm: Goal 1, Goal 2, Goal 3, Goal 4, Goal 5, Goal 6, Goal 7, Goal 8, Goal 9, Goal 10, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 13, Goal 14, Goal 15, Goal 16, Goal 17.

Images that you can use freely:
Interactive PDF-file to add local stories

Digital slideshow (can be used as a backdrop)



Stickers for signs (can also be placed on walls)
Metal signs are sent separately, upon request. Please contact Micael Carlsen at for more information.

The exhibition is also available in Arabic and Spanish. Please email the contact person to receive the files.

Promotional material

Countdown calendar 2030
Support signs (Have visitors show their support by holding a support sign for one of the 17 goals.)

Inspirational stories

Inspirational material is made available by the UN for different target groups in many languages.

Embassy of Sweden in Lithuania created a successful information campaign about the Global Goals that reached thousands of people in Lithuania.


The toolkit consists of several parts that are intended to be used collectively or separately. The booklet in English can be downloaded below as a PDF. There is also a version in Word format that can be translated to your local language. Make sure you use an authorised translator and separate proof reader before sending the text to SI for design.

Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition (including production of a local addition), language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s).

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited, and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Asta Rantanen