SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, is one of the objectives of the Month in May

Every month, in the context of relevant dates, events and thematic priorities, the United Nations System in Brazil highlights at least one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for it to be presented to the public in an informative manner, relevant and engaging.

The focus of this action is to provide the company an opportunity to deepen, every month, knowledge about the objectives and goals, agreed by the Member States of the United Nations as part of the Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2030.

In May, SDG 8 and SDG 15 (earthly life) were chosen as the "Month Goals".

SDG 8 has a direct relation to the response to AIDS because safe and secure working environments facilitate access to HIV services, especially for workers in informal jobs such as undocumented migrants and sex workers. In addition, people living with HIV experience unemployment rates three times higher than national averages.

For these reasons, addressing HIV in the labor sector and protect trabalhaistas rights can help ensure that people living with HIV and affected by the virus to enjoy full and productive employment.

But SDG 15 teem aim to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terresres ecosystems sustainably manage the forests, combating desertification, arrest and reverse land degradation and halt the loss of biodiversity. Learn more about SDG 15 in  the United Nations in Brazil  and  UNDP Brazil  .

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, are a universal call to action against poverty, protection of the planet and to ensure that all people have peace and prosperity. These 17 goals were inspired by the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including new issues such as global climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected - the success of an SDG involves answering issues that are associated with other goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its goals are global in nature and universally applicable, taking into account different national circumstances, capacities and levels of development, respecting national policies and priorities. The ODS are the result of a transparent, inclusive and participatory process, which lasted three years, involving all stakeholders.

They represent an unprecedented agreement on the sustainable development priorities among the 193 member states of the UN. They have received support from global civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and other stakeholders engaged in the sustainable development agenda. The decision to launch a process for defining a set of SDG was made by the Member States of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), held in the city of Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.

The ODS entered into force on January 1, 2016 and it is expected that their goals are met by December 31, 2030. However, there is the expectation that some goals, based on international agreements, it fulfilled before the deadline.

Goal 8 - Promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and all

8.1 Sustaining economic growth per capita according to national circumstances and, in particular, an annual growth of at least 7% of gross domestic product [GDP] in less developed countries

8.2 To achieve higher levels of productivity of the economies through diversification, technological modernization and innovation, including through a focus on high value-added sectors and intensive sectors in manpower

8.3 Promote policies aimed at developing to support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro, small and medium enterprises, including through access to financial services

8.4 gradually improve by 2030 the efficiency of global resource consumption and production, and strive to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, according to the Ten-Year Plan programs on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the leadership

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

8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of young people without employment, education or training

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

8.8 To protect labor rights and promote safe working environments and protected for all workers, including migrant workers, particularly migrant women, and people in precarious jobs

8.9 By 2030, develop and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism, which creates jobs and promotes the culture and local products

8:10 strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage the expansion of access to banking services, insurance and financial for all

8th Increase support Help Initiative for Trade [Aid for Trade] to developing countries, particularly the least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Related Technical Assistance to Trade for LDCs

8.b By 2020, develop and operate a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labor Organization [ILO]




Article taken from the UNAIDS Brasil site.

This article is related to the Sustainable Development Goals 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

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