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Vietnam's seafood production

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Economic growth should be a positive force for the whole planet. This is why we must make sure that financial progress creates decent and fulfilling jobs while not harming the environment. We must protect labour rights and once and for all put a stop to modern slavery and child labour. If we promote job creation with expanded access to banking and financial services, we can make sure that everybody gets the benefits of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Global Employers That Focus on Goal 8


United Nations

Plays a central role in promoting sustainable development globally through various agencies, programs, and initiatives, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


World Bank

Provides financial and technical assistance to developing countries for development projects, with a focus on poverty reduction and sustainable economic growth.


International Monetary Fund

Works to ensure the stability of the international monetary system by providing policy advice, financial assistance, and technical assistance to its member countries, fostering sustainable economic growth.


World Trade Organization

Facilitates international trade and economic cooperation, promoting sustainable development by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and resolving disputes.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Brings together developed countries to discuss and coordinate economic policies, with an emphasis on sustainable economic growth, social well-being, and environmental protection.


International Labor Organization

Promotes decent work and social justice, addressing issues related to labor and employment to ensure that economic growth is inclusive and benefits all members of society.


United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Promotes inclusive and sustainable industrial development, emphasizing the importance of industry in achieving economic growth that is environmentally friendly and socially inclusive.


Global Green Growth Institute

Promotes green growth, a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.


Green Climate Fund

A financial mechanism under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that supports projects and programs in developing countries to address climate change and promote sustainable development.


International Renewable Energy Agency

Promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy globally, contributing to economic growth while addressing climate change and environmental challenges.


Find a Goal 8 charity you want to support. Any donation, big or small, makes a difference!

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

Organize a mentorship program. Invite people experienced in diverse fields to help young people better prepare tp enter the world of work.

Know your rights. To get justice and fair treatment, knowing what you are entitled to goes a long way.

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

Support local economic growth by buying produce, goods and services from local producers and businesses.

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Goal 8 Targets
Under each target, you'll find employers, organizations and learning pathways.
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