Trade Unions South-South and triangular cooperation: Our contributions to the SDGs

South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) can be a vital driver 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. ). Trade unions are strongly engaged in SSTC via programmes that cover a range of key areas to achieve 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. .

This brief showcases a sample of trade union SSTC programmes in those areas, illustrating direct contributions to 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. and highlighting the link to the Development Effectiveness Principles.

Recommendations
Trade unions recommend SSTC actors to:

- Prioritise the Decent Work Agenda and Climate Justice related SDGs - such as 1, 5, 8, 10, 13 and 16 - in all projects and programmes;

- Involve trade unions and social partners in policy dialogues when defining priorities and implementation strategies, as well as when monitoring and evaluating results.

- Support social partners’ capacity building in implementing the SDGs.

 

Advocacy Brief - Trade Unions South-South and triangular cooperation: Our contributions to the SDGs