#Timefor8: the clock is ticking for a New Social Contract      Issue 1 / 2023 -  Sign Up 

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In exactly six weeks’ time, on 10 July, the ITUC will join global development actors at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to review the world’s progress towards SDG 6

Workers are fully committed to achieving Goal 6.  Like José Luis Lingeri, SGBASTOS/CGT Argentina explains:

It is the workers with militancy and persistence who allow us (…) to guarantee accessibility, sustainability and sanitation of water for all.

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To be able to contribute to SDG 6, workers are calling for a gender-transformative, SDG 8-led New Social Contract with six key workers’ demands: (1) decent, climate-friendly jobs with just transition; (2) rights for all workers; (3) minimum living wages; (4) universal social protection for all; (5) equality in income, gender and race; and (6) inclusion within and among countries, based on social dialogue and renewed multilateralism.

Workers’ priorities on Goal 6

  • Public investments in sustainable water and sanitation management.
  • New, decent, green jobs and skills in these sectors.
  • Gender-responsive just transition measures.

➡️Read all workers' priorities on Goal 

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  • 10 July Opening of the HLPF
  • 11 July Review of SDG 6
  • 12 July Review of SDG 7 and SDG 9
  • 13 July Review of SDG 11
  • 14 to 19 July Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) sessions
  • 19 July Conclusion of the HLPF 

➡️Consult the official programme of the HLPF

Click here to read trade unions' reports on SDG implementation at the national level


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The Clock is Ticking for a New Social Contract

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