Final EA SusWatch Ebulletin April 2019

The 2030 Agenda calls for integrated and transformative policies to tackle development challenges. The promotion of more and better jobs is a central element that cuts across many of the Sustainable Development Goals with SDG 8 at its core. The Agenda is a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 world- wide, ensuring that no one is left behind. With this Agenda, the global community has recognized that decent work is both a means and an end to achieve sustainable development. Consequently, the Decent Work Agenda – an integrated policy framework in and of itself – features prominently across the SDGs and Agenda 2030. SDG 8 will be reviewed in-depth during the forthcoming UN High Level Political Forum in July 2019.