What You Should Know: SDG 8

There are nearly 2,2 billion people that live below the global poverty line ($2 USD). 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030 in order for poverty to be eradicated. This means that 30 million jobs need to be created annually over the coming 14 years to keep up with the growth of the global working age population. SDG 8 and the United Nations utilises the definition ‘decent work’, which entails equal opportunities to obtain productive jobs and fair wages, security in the work place and social protection for families, as well as better prospects for personal development and social integration. Through decent work, the UN aspires to encou

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