Thursday, January 11, 2018

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

Isa Mundo Foundation has focused on education as a way out of poverty and can improve future economic situations of individuals and communities.  The UN estimates that close to half of the world's population currently lives on US$2 a day and in many regions, a sustainable employment may not be enough to get above the poverty line.

Facts and Figures from the UN include:
  • Global unemployment increased from 170 million in 2007 to nearly 202 million in 2012, of which about 75 million are young women and men.
  • Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 poverty line and that poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs.
  • 470 million jobs are needed globally for new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030. (
The challenge remains to create quality jobs where people can thrive and countries focus on stimulating the economy while developing safe working conditions for all.  Based on our own capacity as a small non profit organization, Isa Mundo will continue to provide educational opportunities for students in less fortunate communities. By ensuring that children have access to tools and resources to reach their full potential - we hope to contribute to improving their economic situations in the future.

To learn more about Goal #8, click on the poster Decent Work and Economic Growth: Why it Matters.