Sustainable Development Goals - what are they and what role has Congress ?

12 Nov 2019


The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton T.D. has appointed 12 chosen champions, organisations including ICTU, who are leading by example in achieving 17 Sustainable Development GoalsThe 12 champions will raise public awareness of the goals, and illustrate practical ways in which organisations and individuals can contribute to achieving the goals. David Joyce ICTU explains :

Congress has been asked to concentrate on four Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 1.End poverty in all forms everywhere,
Goal 8.Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
Goal 10.Reduce inequality in and among countries
Goal 16.Promote just peaceful and inclusive societies

You can read more in the Congress SDG champion leaflet here

The evidence suggests that the World is seriously off-track in terms of achieving the goals and unions around the world are calling for a new social contract to put us back on track.