Consultation Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Indicators

The workshop aimed at introducing SDG and decent work indicators, with a particular focus on methodological aspects related to definitions and interpretations to national stakeholders including the National Statistical Office, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection and social partners.

Many of the SDGs connect to the ILO’s mandate and the four pillars of the Decent Work Agenda. Decent Work Agenda has a specific SDG Goal 8 on Decent work and economic growth (Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all), but it is also enshrined in some other 7 SDGs Goals such as Goal 1 (No Poverty), Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities), Goal 14 (Life Below Water), and Goal 16 (Peace and Justice). The current proposal on the Global Indicators Framework for monitoring progress towards achieving SDGs, as recently agreed by the UN Statistical Commission during its 47th Session in New York (11th March), includes some 30 decent work related SDGs indicators (in a total of about 252), spread into many of the 169 Targets.