Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 8 is about promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

Multiple crises are placing the global economy under serious threat. Global real GDP per capita growth is forecast to slow down in 2023 and with ever increasing challenging economic conditions, more workers are turning to informal employment.

Globally, labour productivity has increased and the unemployment rate has decreased. However, more progress is needed to increase employment opportunities, especially for young people, reduce informal employment and labour market inequality (particularly in terms of the gender pay gap), promote safe and secure working environments, and improve access to financial services to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth.

The global unemployment rate declined significantly in 2022, falling to 5.4 per cent from a peak of 6.6 per cent in 2020 as economies began recovering from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. This rate was lower than the pre-pandemic level of 5.5 per cent in 2019.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

TeleManagement Forum

TM Forum 1988 Morristown NJ USA F

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

ternYpe International Roma Youth Network

ternYpe 2010 Brussels Belgium F


2005 Midrand South Africa F

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R

Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association

TEFMA 2003 Hobart TAS Australia G

The African Network

TAN 2004 Santa Clara CA USA G

The Asfari Foundation

2006 London UK G f

The Association for International Sport for All

TAFISA 1990 Frankfurt-Main Germany B y

The Brewers of Europe

1958 Brussels Belgium E t

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Caribbean Council

CC 1992 London UK D

The Century Foundation

1919 New York NY USA G f

The Conference Board

1916 New York NY USA G

The Conference Board in Europe

1978 Brussels Belgium E

The European Nature Trust

TENT 2000 London UK G

The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations

ECTAA 1961 Brussels Belgium E t

The Family Business Network Asia

FBN Asia Singapore Singapore K

The Family Business Network International

FBN-I 1989 Lausanne Switzerland F y

The Federation of International Employers

FedEE 1988 London UK F

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law

HiiL 2005 The Hague Netherlands G j

The Indus Entrepreneurs

TiE Global 1992 Sunnyvale CA USA N

The International Alliance for Women

TIAW 1980 Washington DC USA F

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne VIC Australia J f

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit

ICIEC 1994 Jeddah Saudi Arabia E eg

The Left in the European Parliament

The Left 1994 Brussels Belgium F

The Leprosy Mission International

TLMI 1874 Brentford UK F

The Management Centre of the Mediterranean

MC 2001 G

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Montreal Group

TMG 2012 Montréal QC Canada E g

The Network Forum

TNF London UK J

The Network: Towards Unity for Health

The Network: TUFH 1979 F y

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

Vienna Austria G

The Sustainable Trade Initiative

IDH 2008 Utrecht Netherlands F f

The Vetiver Network International

TVNI 1989 San Antonio TX USA F

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The Wolfsberg Group

2000 E

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Third Protocol to the Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development

1977 T g

Third Protocol to the General Treaty of Central American Economic Integration to Guarantee Free Trade in Paper and Glass Containers

1966 T g

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Glasgow UK G

Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies

TWF 1978 Croydon UK F f

Third World Network

TWN 1984 Penang Malaysia F

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv