8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

The average GDP per capita has been growing yearly across the globe. Unfortunately, not all benefit from it with some countries having trouble offering their populations jobs that could get them out of poverty.

The United Nations has made maintaining an annual GDP growth rate of at least 7% in the least advanced countries, its eighth sustainable development goal. Because even if the global unemployment rate decreased from 6.4% in 2000 to 5.6% in 2017, progress still has to be made to achieve full productive employment. Full employment that guarantees decent work conditions and equal pay for the value of that work.

Sustainable economic growth can only be achieved if there are opportunities for creative and innovative jobs in sectors which add high value and are labour-intensive. They need to be supported by suitable commercial and financial infrastructures and have a limited impact on the environment.

What can you do? Purchase goods produced by fair trade companies. By from your local shops instead of big commercial compagnies.

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