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

Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day with global unemployment rates of 5.7% and having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty in many places. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. Even though the average annual growth rate of real GDP per capita worldwide is increasing year on year, there are still many countries in the developing world that are decelerating in their growth rates and moving farther from the 7% growth rate target set for 2030. As labor productivity decreases and unemployment rates rise, standards of living begin to decline due to lower wages.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population. There needs to be increased access to financial services to manage incomes, accumulate assets and make productive investments. Increased commitments to trade, banking and agriculture infrastructure will also help increase productivity and reduce unemployment levels in the world’s most impoverished regions.

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

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E Human Rights Organizations

Alliance for a Responsible Plural and Solidarity Economy

ALOE Brussels Belgium F

Alliance for Affordable Internet

A4AI 2013 Washington DC USA E y International Federations

Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment

ACE 1995 Brussels Belgium F

Alliance for Sustainability

1983 Minneapolis MN USA G

Alliance for the Preservation of Forests

Paris France G

Alliance of Business Women International

ABWI 1995 Atlanta GA USA G

Alliance of Management Schools in European Capitals

AMSEC Paris France F

Alliance Sud, Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations Swissaid - Catholic Lenten Fund - Bread for All - Helvetas - Caritas - Interchurch Aid

1971 Bern Switzerland G f Funds

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

AEPW 2019 Dover DE USA C

Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities Corporation

ATHGO International 1999 Sherman Oaks CA USA G


2000 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

Alpha Charitable Foundation

1992 North York ON Canada N f Foundations



alterNativa - Intercanvi amb Pobles Indigenes

1986 Barcelona Spain G

Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Action for African Development

1988 G

Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

ALTSEAN Burma 1996 Bangkok Thailand G

Alternative Information and Development Centre

AIDC 1996 Cape Town South Africa G

Alternative Investment Management Association

AIMA 1990 London UK D Funds, Funds

Alternative Missions

Ferndale WA USA N

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J y International Federations

Alternatives - Action and Communication Network for International Development

Montréal QC Canada G y International Federations

Alternatives for Sustainable Development

Barcelona Spain G

Alternatives International

Alter-Inter Montréal QC Canada F

Alternatives to Neo-Liberalism in Southern Africa

ANSA 2003 Harare Zimbabwe D

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 F

AMAR International Charitable Foundation

AICF 1995 London UK G f Foundations

Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace

ACJP 1991 Maharashtra India E

AMC Institute

1963 Alexandria VA USA G j Institutes

AMDA International

1984 Okayama Japan D Humanitarian Organizations

AMDA Multinational Medical Mission

AMMM 1993 Okayama Japan K

AMERA International

2003 Reading UK G

América Cooperativa y Mutual

Red AMEC 2006 E y International Federations

American Enterprise Institute

AEI 1943 Washington DC USA G j Institutes

American Fisheries Society

AFS 1870 Bethesda MD USA G v

American Friends Service Committee

AFSC 1917 Philadelphia PA USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Management Association International

AMA 1923 New York NY USA F Professional Bodies

American Near East Refugee Aid

ANERA 1968 Washington DC USA G Humanitarian Organizations

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa

ARAHA 2000 Columbia Heights MN USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Americans for Democratic Action

ADA 1947 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Americas' Central Securities Depositories Association

ACSDA 1999 Lima Peru D

Amref Health Africa

1957 Nairobi Kenya F f Foundations

Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers International

AIMS International 1994 Santa Ana CA USA G

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team

AMURT 1955 Rockville MD USA F Humanitarian Organizations

Ananda Marga Yoga Society

1955 Kolkata India R Religious Orders

Andean Business Advisory Council

1998 Lima Peru K

Andean Center of Popular Action

1977 Quito Ecuador G

Andean Community

1996 Lima Peru F g IGOs, Intergovernmental Communities

Andean Labor Advisory Council

1998 Lima Peru K