Agenda 2030

Trade Unions and Agenda 2030


Agenda 2030

Sustainable DevelopmentUN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 is the global development agenda for the entire world up to 2030. It contains a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth. The indicators for measuring progress can be viewed here.

Congress has been working to ensure that trade unions on the island are aware of the Goals and use them in their work. This has included:

A December 2017 submission to Government on its draft implmentation plan for the sustainable development goals. The plan was finally published on 26 April 2018 and is available here; Press coverage of the launch including reaction from Coalition 2030 is here

The Irish Government is due to report to the UN at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018. They are currently preparing their input and Congress is participating in Coaltion 2030's preparation of a shadow report. We will also be producing an SDG factsheet with the ITUC to summarise the trade union position on the implementation of the SDGs here in Ireland.

A conference in November 2016 on implementation of Goal 8 and a paper entitled "The SDGs as a transformative development agenda for workers in the era of Global Supply Chains?";

Our work with the irish Civil Society grouping, Coalition 2030;

Session at our 2017 Global Solidarity Summer School

You can find more on Agenda 2030 here: