Global_Goal8_Decent_work_economic_growthGlobal Goal no. 8: Decent work and economic growth

Here are some of the targets:

  • Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries
  • Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead
  • 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
  • work_graph_GlobalGoal8By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  • By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

What you can do

If you are an individual, become a global citizen and take action online and offline (see details)!

If you are a company, join the Global Compact Network Romania (GCNR) and become more responsible, as part of a global initiative (see details)! As part of the GCNR, you will better understand the goals, will be helped to implement them in your business and will share your experiences with other participants.


About the Global Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG, drafted by the United Nations, have been unanimously adopted by the 193 UN state leaders present at the UN Global Compact in New York, September 25th-27th. The 17 goals advanced to the international community for the next 15 years aim at ending extreme poverty, fighting inequality and injustice and fixing climate change. The objectives are global in themselves, but their success depends on the local and national implementation efforts and ther are expected to trigger a chain reaction in the business sector and at the level of the administrative and political decisions.

Romania values this event and was represented, for the first time in the last decade, at its highest level, by president Klaus Iohannis.

Read more about the Global Goals

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