Voluntary Local Review City of Malmö 2021: A Review of the City’s Steering towards the Sustainable Development Goals
Insights of the Report
Malmö is committed to advancing sustainable development. Based on that commitment, the city has been working on advancing the SDGs since 2018. Malmö’s first VLR focuses on reviewing the city’s steering mechanisms to accelerate the localisation of the 2030 Agenda. The VLR also pays special attention to how the city is upholding the principle of “leave no one behind”. The city chose to focus on the SDGs prioritised by the 2021 HLPF, namely SDGs 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, and 17.
Issued: June 2021
4,049 inhabitants per ㎢ (2021)
Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
Malmö is the third most populous city in Sweden. Being connected to Copenhagen by the Öresund Bridge, the city is part of the Greater Copenhagen region, which includes the Danish capital and Malmö, with a population of more than 4 million people. In recent times the city has been experiencing a major socioeconomic transformation with new high-tech companies, and has become Sweden’s fastest growing city.