Enough work and economical growth for all or just for some? PART 1

Dear Reader,

are you one of the lucky ones in this globe who has a decent job and a stable financial situation? Or do you belong to the group of people who struggles to get by?

We have good and bad news for you! The good news (or actually awesome news) are that United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals will transform your life if all the nations sign and commit themselves to follow the aims. The goal number 8 is all about promoting sustainable growth, employment and decent work for all. Sounds promising, right? The bad news is that all this should be done by the year of 2030 when all the poverty and unemployment would be wiped out of this globe. We might need to hurry a bit.

How do we get there? Is it possible to reach this fantastically sounding promise? Let us look at the figures and the situation more closely. To reduce poverty, daily financial struggling, citizens need stable and well-paid jobs to sustain themselves. When we think about the jobs needed now and in the near future in a global level, this means around 30 million jobs required and created each year to keep up with the growing number of working age population. I repeat: 30 million new jobs created each year.

And this does not mean by creating any job, it means creating a decent work opportunities for all, fair income, security at workplace, social protection and better prospects for worker´s personal development. Globally. Easy!

Well, one can never dream too big. At least, it is good to keep the goals in an ambitious level. Since all these goals should be reached by 2030, it is left for us to work towards the goals and to see how far or close we get by them. And actually it is not what we as individuals can do to this Goal 8, the biggest responsibility lies on the wide shoulders of the local governments and authorities. How are they planning, renewing and building more dynamic, sustainable and human-centred economies and environments?

Stay tuned! PART 2 is soon on the way. There we will look a the concrete ways on how to create those very wanted decent jobs, Dear Reader.


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  1. Interesting topic and I like your writing style! 😊 It was good that you had opened what it means to promote employment in real life; that 30 million jobs need to be created every year. Thank you for an interesting read, looking forward to the next part!