A Trade Union Take on the SDGs 2019

This edition of A Trade Union Take on the 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. includes the monitoring and evaluation of the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mongolia, Tanzania and Venezuela.

With the objective of contributing their skills and knowledge to the creation of a developmental model that is true to the spirit of the 2030 Agenda, trade unions have undertaken to build an independent worker’s perspective on the implementation of 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. ).

This work involves an in-depth monitoring process at national level, focusing on how well governments make use of transparency, consultation and social dialogue mechanisms to involve trade unions in the drafting and implementation of the national sustainable development plans. In order to provide a complete picture of the situation, the monitoring also looks at how the country is doing to reach specific key targets within the 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. in the context of existing structural political and economic challenges.

Since they started in 2017, these trade union reports have been increasingly recognised and acknowledged as a reliable and independent assessment of how governments are doing in implementing the SDGs at national level.


This work of trade unions is strategic work for the European Commission. It is Important to have trade unions, with their connections at grassroots level, in the global conversation on the 2030 Agenda.

- Félix Fernández Shaw, Director, DG DEVCO, European Commission