“30 Million: Number of jobs required every year for new entrants to the labour market to keep up with the growth of the global working age population”
Sustainable Development Goals number 8 belongs to decent work and economic growth for promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. This goal appears from the consideration of poverty happened in several parts of the world, especially in developing countries. In reducing and cutting out the poverty, stable and well-paid jobs are the only possible ways since United Nation stated that nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US$2 poverty boundary.
Obtained from International Labour Organization (ILO), there are more than 204 million people become unemployed as of 2015. If we take a look back on 2007 there were 170 million people became jobless, and in 2012 the number increased reaching 202 million in which 75 million of them are coming from youth. There should be 470 million jobs to be provided globally. Starting from 2016 to 2030, there must be around 30 million jobs per year to keep up with the growth of the global working age population.
What does ‘decent work’?
Decent work is opportunities for all people to get appropriate work and fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for their families, better likelihood for personal development, and social integration. It also fights for equal work for all women and men. To fix these issues, all global elements need to work together for best solution to provide youth best opportunity for decent work. Government can work to build effective, sustainable, innovate and focus economic for people, youth employment promotion and empowerment for women’s economy, and obviously decent work for all. In other effort, either local authorities and communities can restore and design their cities and settlement in order to create economic cohesion and personal security and to prompt innovation and employment.