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

Attendance and participation at National Stakeholder Fora - more here

Ireland's first Voluntary National Review report was approved by Government on 6 June 2018. The report will be presented to the UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018. The VNR considers Ireland's performance against each of the 17 SDGs and, includes a statistical annex using Eurostat indicators. Congress is participating in Coaltion 2030's preparation of a shadow report and has also submitted views for inclusion in the stakeholder compendium. We also spoke at first Stakeholder Forum on 26th June.

We also coordinate with the ITUC and ETUC in relation to trade union actions and policy in relation to implementation. 

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. You can view a video of the launch here ;

Sessions at our 2017 and 2018 Global Solidarity Summer School