The 2030 Agenda embraces three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental. It has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that put people and planet at its centre, giving the international community a framework for tackling the many challenges confronting humanity, including those in the world of work.
The importance of decent work in achieving sustainable development is highlighted by Goal 8 which aims to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
This global goal, reinforced by specific targets on the provision of social protection, eradication of forced and child labour, increasing productivity, addressing youth employment, SMEs and skills development, is an indispensable response to the economic and social needs of people and governments everywhere.