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May 2017: Decent Work and Economic Growth


SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic GrowthNotre Dame Virtual School will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #8 for May 2017: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.

Key Points:

  • Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
  • A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. . The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.
  • Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population. [ Source: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/economic-growth/ ]

Videos
SDG 8- Decent Work and Economic Growth - Ted talks
Published on Feb 16, 2017
A selection of Ted talks to understand more about economic growth and job creation. The eighth sustainable development goal for 2030.




Published on Sep 17, 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals set targets for the next fifteen years. As the process of achieving the 17 Goals gains momentum, putting decent work and strengthening social protection are crucial to achieving global prosperity. Decent work transforms societies for the better, driving development that is more equitable, inclusive and sustainable. Find out more: http://www.ilo.org/sdg2030
[ https://youtu.be/Du0b1brKBhg ]

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Decent Work and Economic Growth: Why It Matters.pdf

NDVS 2016-17 Calendar.pdf