8 Decent Work and
Economic Growth

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

Target 8.1

Sustainable Economic Growth

Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries

Target 8.2

Diversify, innovate and upgrade for economic productivity

Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value-added and labour-intensive sectors

Target 8.3

Promote policies to support job creation and growing enterprises

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

Target 8.4

Improve resource efficiency in consumption and production

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead

Target 8.5

Full employment and decent work with equal pay

By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

Target 8.6

Promote youth employment, education and training

By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

Target 8.7

End modern slavery, trafficking, and child labour

Take immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, eradicate forced labour and, by 2025, end child labour in all its forms, including the recruitment and use of child soldiers

Target 8.8

Protect labour rights and promote safe working environments

Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Target 8.9

Promote beneficial and sustainable tourism

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Target 8.1

Universal access to banking, insurance and financial services

Strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all

Target 8.A

Increase aid for trade support

Increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

Target 8.B

Develop a global youth employment strategy

By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

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