Accountability Report of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has prepared its first accountability report. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 goals set the frame for the accountability reporting.

The report has been prepared based on the State Treasury’s guidelines on accountability reporting in central government. The guidelines are intended for all ministries, agencies and institutions. The aim is to prepare the accountability report annually.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) selected for reporting at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs included SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 5 (gender equality) SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). Several departments and units of the Ministry have participated in preparing this report.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ accountability report describes both the positive outcomes (handprint) and negative impacts (footprint) of our activities, taking into account the ecological, social and economic dimensions. The report particularly examines the footprint from the perspective of how we aim to reduce it. The report also describes how sustainable development is governed at the Ministry.

Accountability Report of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs 2022 (PDF)


For more information on the SDG Accountability Report of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, please contact the Ministry’s Agenda2030 coordinator, Counsellor Mikael Långström, +358 295 351 371