A trade union take on the SDGs 2018

Trade unions have built an independent worker’s perspective on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This new publication captures the highlights of the trade union monitoring efforts on this work.

Trade unions play a crucial role in building coherence and accountability into 2030 Agenda implementation efforts. Through their own in-depth monitoring process at national level, they have focused on a number of priority thematic areas, as well as on the implementation process as a whole.

Trade unions aim to reinforce the accountability of the implementation process as well as to build bridges and strengthen collaboration with other stakeholders. They provide independent monitoring of key SDGs, highlighting worker’s priorities within different contexts. By evaluating the implementation based on transparency, consultation and social dialogue, trade unions establish whether key requirements for an inclusive approach are being met. Based on this analysis, they provide specific recommendations to governments.

The publication was submitted to the High Level Political Forum 2018, as part of the Workers and Trade Unions Major Group contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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