Accountability Report of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs bases is accountability reporting on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The accountability report shows the Ministry’s progress on its accountability objectives and outlines plans for developing the Ministry’s practices.

Sustainable development generates security and income; it improves health and education, decelerates climate change and biodiversity loss and reduces extreme poverty. Sustainable development is also a means of reducing inequalities and promoting gender equality.

Finland’s efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda are strongly linked to our foreign and security policy objectives: sustainability is the foundation of Finland’s foreign and security policy. Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals will bolster stability and security both in Finland’s neighbouring areas and around the world.

The Foreign Ministry’s accountability report describes both the positive outcomes and negative impacts of our activities, taking into account the ecological, social and economic dimensions.

The report is based on the State Treasury’s guidelines on sustainability reporting in the central government. These guidelines are intended for all ministries, agencies and institutions


For more information on the SDG Accountability Report of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, please contact the Ministry’s Agenda2030 coordinator, Counsellor Jenny Haukka, Tel. 0295 350 585