Publications
Journal article, January 2016

Accelerating achievement of the sustainable development goals

Ilona Kickbusch
48
Publications
Working paper, November 2015

The Global Targeting of Education and Skill: Policy History and Comparative Perspectives

Michel Carton
48
Publications
Working paper, November 2014

Post-2015 and the Global Governance of Education and Training

Michel Carton
Events
9 November, 2017

Action Days for the SDGs – SDGs and Impact Investing

Auditorium Jacques Freymond, Geneva
Executive Education
48
Research
Research project in progress

Reaching the Unreached: Skills Development Policies and the Promise of ICT – A Scoping Study from India and South Africa

Michel Carton
48
Publications
Working paper, December 2013

Education and Skills Post – 2015: What evidence, whose perspectives?

Michel Carton
Teaching
Academic courses

Advanced Development Macroeconomics

Martina Viarengo
Events
22–24 November 2017

Philanthropy in Education: Setting the Stage for Analyzing Global Trends, Regional Differences and Diverse Perspectives

Maison de la paix, Geneva
Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Michel Carton
58
Events
15 March, 2018

Jobs that Work for Women. How Does The Rural Labour Market Shape Gender Relations?

Maison de la Paix, Geneva
Gender Centre
Events
22 November, 2016

The health workforce: a good investment

Geneva / Global
Michaela Told
816
Research
PhD thesis in progress

Conflict, Road Insecurity and Self-Employed Shopkeepers in Rural Peru

Julia Seiermann
Teaching
Executive education

Health Diplomacy and Migration

Michaela Told
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Goal 8 aims to sustain economic growth, while at the same time making it inclusive and sustainable. The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform places the focus in its progress report on “increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth”. Read more about Goal 8

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Target 8.1

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

Target 8.2

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors

Target 8.3

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

Target 8.4

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

Target 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

Target 8.6

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

Target 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

Target 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

Target 8.9

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Target 8.10

Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

Target 8.a

Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

Target 8.b

By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization