Events
14 April, 2022

Lithium Mining in Indigenous Territories

Centre for International Environmental Studies
Publications
Multimedia, 15 May, 2019

The Sustainable City Promoter

Alice Lunardon
89
Events
27 September–1 October 2021

Geneva Trade Week 2021

Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
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
816
News
18th March 2022

Economic freedom and political rights: Neoliberal challenges to democracy

Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
816
News
22nd April 2021

A new economic model for Cuba?

Yanina Welp and Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
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Academic courses

Public Policy, Economic Development and Gender

Martina Viarengo
8
Teaching
Academic courses

Globalisation and the Political Economy Labour

Sungmin Rho
28
Events
4 May, 2023

Work and “Just” Agroecological Transition: Experiences from Western Africa

Maison de la Paix
Centre for International Environmental Studies
810
News
18th November 2021

Private Asset Impact Fund Report 2021

Centre for Finance and Development
Teaching
Executive education

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

Executive Education
816
Research
Research project

Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings

Oliver Jütersonke, Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding and Kazushige Kobayashi
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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