A Trade Union Take on the SDGs 2020

How have governments responded to protect their populations from the Covid-19 pandemic, how has this crisis impacted governments’ planning, implementation and monitoring of their national development plans, and how keen have governments been to involve trade unions and civil society organisations in the process? These are the questions posed and answered in this 2020 edition of the 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. , which has been undertaken by 26 labour organisations from 14 countries.

Conducted by 26 organisations in 14 countries*, the reports included in the publication assess each country’s progress in implementing 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. ) in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The world was already off-track to deliver on the 2030 Agenda before the pandemic arrived and laid bare the flaws of the current economic model and its structural incapacity to care for workers and their families, and the environment. The virus has uncovered the disastrous social, sanitary and economic state of the world after decades of market fundamentalism, and it has severely hampered global, national and local efforts to carry out and realise 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 light of this situation, this assessment provides first-hand information on how this situation is reflected in the assessed countries, starting from governments’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. “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. ” consists in the compilation and finding analysis of the SDGs country reports produced by trade union organisations in 14 countries in 2020. This is the result of an in-depth engagement at national level, highlighting how governments implement transparency and make use of consultation and social dialogue to involve trade unions in the drafting and implementation of SDGs national plans. Furthermore, the publication reflects how countries are doing to reach specific key SDG targets in the context of existing structural social and economic challenges.

* Fourteen countries’ have been analysed: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, Finland, France, Kenya, Lithuania, Malawi, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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