Inclusive growth and decent work proposed for new development goals
ILO NY, by Kevin Cassidy
The United Nations is one step closer to agreeing on a new set of development objectives that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). After sixteen months of deliberations, the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals adopted by acclamation a set of 17 proposed goals that will be submitted to the General Assembly in September, and will jump start the final phase of negotiations before the adoption a new UN development agenda in 2015.
The implementation of nationally-appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including social protection floors, is a crucial and transformative target within the overarching goals related to poverty eradication and the promotion of equality.
Read the ILO NY press release by Kevin Cassidy.