Goal 08:

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Half the planet is scratching a living. Existing on less than $2 a day, they’re far from having a fair and equal wage. Tragically, slave labour still exists in our world, inequality between men and women’s pay packets continues and the divide between rich and poor sky-rockets. From levelling workers’ rights around the world to eradicating human trafficking and stopping the gender pay gap, Goal 8 is all about coming together so everyone enjoys Decent Work and Economic Growth.

The UN’s SubGoals for decent work and economic growth

  • Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity
  • Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises
  • Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production
  • Ensure full employment and decent work with equal pay
  • Promote youth employment, education and training
  • End modern slavery, trafficking and child labour
  • Protect labour rights and promote safe working environments
  • Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism
  • Provide universal access to banking, insurance and financial service
  • Increase aid for trade support
  • Develop a global youth employment strategy

How you can help


Be a conscious consumer. If something is cheap it is likely to be hurting people or the planet in some way.


Read about workers in other countries and business practices. Talk to your colleagues about these issues.


Buy from local producers. Support local economic growth by choosing to buy from local producers and businesses.

Goal 08: Decent Work and Economic Growth

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