Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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United Nations
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Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Goal 8 aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The Sustainable Development Goals were endorsed in September 2015 to adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change. Agreed by the 193 Member States of the UN, the new agenda, Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, consists of a Declaration, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets. Goal 8 aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

8.5. By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

8.7. Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.

8.8. Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment.


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These are global guidelines that will have an impact on the way economies grow and develop.


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