2016 High Level Political Forum official Trade Union submission

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will take place from the 11th to the 20th of July 2016 in New York. It is mandated to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the 2030 Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues.

The growing inequality in the world is perhaps the single most imposing barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. ) layed out by the 2030 Agenda. It may come as no surprise that the deepening of this inequality has been accompanied by an erosion of labour institutions. There are countless examples of the role that social dialogue can play in helping reverse this trend and tackle inequality.

"Leaving no one behind" means tackling inequality. The Worker and Trade Union Major Group’s submission to the HLPF looks at just what steps can be taken to do so.

The 2030 Agenda: how Social Dialogue combats inequality and ensures social cohesion
FR ES

You can also find our submission on the UN’s Sustainable Development website