Join us for the SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 8 on Wednesday 13th June 2018.
As part of our ongoing series of online dialogues, the SDG Leadership Forum for Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) is a chance for us to make a significant impact together and advance progress on the Global Goals.
The UNDP describes the importance of Goal 8 well:
“Over the past 25 years the number of workers living in extreme poverty has declined dramatically, despite the lasting impact of the 2008 economic crisis and global recession. In developing countries, the middle class now makes up more than 34 percent of total employment – a number that has almost tripled between 1991 and 2015.
“However, as the global economy continues to recover we are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities, and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labour force. According to the International Labour Organization, more than 204 million people were unemployed in 2015.
“The SDGs promote sustained economic growth, higher levels of productivity and technological innovation. With these targets in mind, the goal is to achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030.”
In a live, online, text-based discussion, hosted by 3M and GlobeScan, we will spark conversations that drive solutions to the global challenges we face. With each discussion, we drill down on key business and societal issues, identifying challenges and roadblocks, and exploring innovative solutions to help create a brighter future for all. We will learn from each other, inspire fresh thinking and share best practice examples to turn ideas into actions.
There are two sessions available to facilitate participation from around the world. The first session will run from 7:00am – 8:30am EST and the second session will run from 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST.