The Post-2015 Development Agenda

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A new framework for global action

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served as a shared framework for global action and cooperation on development since 2000. As the world approaches 2015, the overall target date for achieving the MDGs, the Open Working Group (OWG) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed a proposed set of 17 sustainable development goals for the post-2015 era. Intergovernmental negotiations will start in January 2015 and, in September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly will adopt its new development agenda.

Goal #8: Decent work as a driver of development

Transforming economies for quality growth and quality jobs has been a main theme in the discussion on the development framework beyond 2015, setting the stage for the proposal of a sustainable development goal #8 to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. This global goal, strengthened by reference to aspects of decent work such as social protection and skills development under other proposed goals, is an indispensable response to the concerns of many governments and the demand of people in countries in all regions.

News and events related to the post 2015 development agenda

  1. UN report

    We the Peoples: Celebrating Seven Million Voices

    12 December 2014

Practical, transformative and measurable targets

The proposed sustainable development goal 8 is supported by a set of aspirational global targets that reflect the labour market challenges of countries at different levels of development. Several priorities of the decent work agenda are included as targets under Goal 8, while others are mentioned as targets under other proposed goals. All these are key trends and gaps in the labour market requiring attention within the new framework.
  1. UN report

    We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices

    The We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices report presents the global results of MY World, the UN survey for a better world, which was developed in response to the Secretary-General’s call for “the most inclusive development agenda the world has ever seen”.

  1. "Friends of Decent Work" initiative

    Decent Work for Post-2015 agenda given boost by Group of Friends

    Countries from all regions and all levels of economic development, have joined an important new initiative to highlight the critical importance of including decent work for all in the UN’s ambitious development agenda beyond 2015.

  2. ILO Policy paper

    Recommendation of ILO's governing body for the post 2015 development agenda

    A six-point strategy for a post-2015 sustainable development framework.