Accepting the challenge – Sweden and the 2030 Agenda

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.

Accepting the challenge is a toolkit that focuses on the situation from a Swedish perspective, nationally and internationally, in terms of both challenges and opportunities. It aims to open opportunities for discussion and cooperation on the global objectives and their implementation. The toolkit is built up mainly around an exhibition and a booklet.

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 recieve the files.


Overview of exhibition
Exhibition material 700×1,400 mm
Exhibition material 700×700 mm
Exhibition texts for translation 700×1,400 mm
Exhibition texts for translation 700×700 mm
Stickers for signs (can also be placed on walls)
Interactive PDF-file to add local stories

Digital slideshow (can be used as a backdrop)

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

Promotion material

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


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).

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 Birgitta Tennander