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

Thousand Currents

1985 San Francisco CA USA G

Thunderbird School of Global Management

1946 Phoenix AZ USA G

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G

Toastmasters International

TI 1924 Englewood CO USA C

Together Women Rise

2003 Greenville SC USA G

Toilet Board Coalition

TBC 2015 Geneva Switzerland C

Tony Elumelu Foundation

TEF 2010 Lagos Nigeria J f

Tools for Self Reliance

1978 Southampton UK G

Torremolinos Protocol of 1993 Relating to the Torremolinos International Convention for the SAfety of Fishing Vessels

SFV PROT 1993 1993 London UK T g


1991 Dakar Senegal F

Trade and Development Bank

TDB 1983 Ebene Mauritius F gt

Trade Expansion and Economic Cooperation Agreement between India, Egypt and Yugoslavia

Tripartite Agreement 1967 T g

Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

TUAC 1948 Paris France E t

Trade Union Eurocontrol Maastricht

TUEM Maastricht Netherlands E v

Trade Union International of Chemical, Energy, Metal, Oil and Allied Industries


Trade Union International of Mining, Metallurgy and Metal

TUI Metal J t

Trade Union International of Workers in Geology, Geodesy and Cartography

Moscow Russia D t

Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland

1986 Helsinki Finland G

Trade Unions International of Agriculture, Food, Commerce, Textile and Allied Industries

1996 Montreuil France B t

Trade Unions International of Public and Allied Employees

TUI-PAE 1949 Johannesburg South Africa B t

Trade Unions International of Transport, Fisheries and Communication

TUI Transport 1953 B t

Trades Union International of Workers in the Building, Wood, Building Materials and Allied Industries

UITBB 1949 Nicosia Cyprus B ty

Traditional Textile Arts Society of South East Asia

TTASSEA 2009 Jakarta Indonesia D


2006 Dublin Ireland G

Training Centre for Regional Integration

1993 Montevideo Uruguay E g

Traité de Sécurité Collective de la CEI

Traité de Tachkent 1992 T g

Trans-Atlantic Business Council

TABC 2013 Washington DC USA E


1998 London UK G

transform! europe

transform Vienna Austria E y

Transnational Giving Europe

TGE 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

Transnationals Information Exchange

TIE 1978 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

TransWorld Development Initiatives

TWDI Brentwood MD USA G

Treaty Concerning the Regulation of Salmon Fishery in the Rhine River Basin

1995 T g

Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community

Abuja treaty 1991 T g

Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence

Brussels Treaty 1948 T g

Treaty of Economic Association

1960 T g

Treaty of Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation between the Arab League States

1950 T g

Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union

TSCG 2012 T g

Treaty on the Protection of Movable Property of Historic Value

1935 T g

Trees for Life International

1984 Wichita KS USA G

Triangle génération humanitaire

TGH 1994 Lyon France G


1997 Brussels Belgium G

Trickle Up Program

TUP 1979 New York NY USA F

Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

1996 Falls Church VA USA E g

Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy

1977 T g

Trocaire - Catholic Agency for World Development

1973 Kildare Ireland G v

Turnaround Management Association - Europe

TMA Europe London UK E

Turnaround Management Association - Global

TMA Global 1988 Chicago IL USA G

Tutmonda Asocio de Konstruistoj Esperantistaj

TAKE 1993 Wintzenheim France F v