September 25, 2015
Delegates’ Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The Group of Friends of Decent Work was established by UN Member States in September 2014 to serve as an intergovernmental platform to promote decent work issues in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Over the last year the Group has held briefings, informal consultations and exchanges and worked in various international fora to advance decent work in the international agenda.
On 25 September 2015, the first day of the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, a high-level interactive dialogue was held by the Group along with the ILO. The executive director of the New York office of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was invited to be part of the dialogue on goal 8 of the envisaged 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Goal 8 calls for the international community to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and full and productive employment and decent work for all”. The new agenda challenges the Member States, the UN System and other stakeholders to address the global jobs challenge of creating decent work, boosting economic growth while tackling poverty and inequality and encouraging the transition to a more sustainable economy by 2030.