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

Andean Social Management Corporation

1989 Quito Ecuador N

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

André Ryckmans Foundation

1961 Waterloo Belgium G f Foundations

Andrew W Mellon Foundation

1969 New York NY USA G f Foundations

ANESVAD Foundation

1968 Bilbao Spain G Foundations

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Anglican Overseas Aid

1988 Melbourne Australia G

Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and the Pacific

APHCA 1975 Bangkok Thailand E g IGOs, FAO Bodies

Anne Frank Fonds

AFF 1963 Basel Switzerland G f Funds

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N Human Rights Organizations

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre

ACE CRC 1991 Hobart Australia G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v Human Rights Organizations

Antigonish Movement

Antigonish NS Canada G

APEC Climate Center

APCC 2005 Busan Korea Rep G

APEC SME Innovation Center

SMEIC 2004 Gyeongsan Korea Rep E

APHELEIA - Humanities European Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management


Apostleship of the Sea - Stella Maris

AOS 1922 Vatican City Vatican R Religious Orders

Apostolic and Lay Cooperative Action in Latin America

1957 Madrid Spain G

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Appel détresse

1974 La Chapelle-sur-Erdre France N

Applied Services Economic Centre

ASEC 1985 Geneva Switzerland G

APRACA Consultancy Services

ACS 1990 Jakarta Indonesia K

APT Action on Poverty

1984 Pershore UK G

Aqua Publica Europea

APE 2008 Brussels Belgium D


2011 Omaha NE USA G

Aquacultural Engineering Society

AES 1993 Copper Hill VA USA D

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

ASC 2010 Utrecht Netherlands F

Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society

AEHMS 1989 C

Arab Academy of Banking and Financial Sciences

AABFS 1988 Amman Jordan G Institutes

Arab Association for Human Rights

HRA 1988 Nazareth Israel G Human Rights Organizations

Arab Bank

1930 Amman Jordan F e Banks, Corporations, Companies

Arab Bank Centre for Scientific Research

ABCSR 1999 Amman Jordan K

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

1974 Khartoum Sudan F g IGOs, Banks

Arab Bankers Association

1980 London UK D

Arab Banking Corporation

ABC 1980 Manama Bahrain F ge IGOs, Banks, Corporations, Companies

Arab Bridge Maritime Company

1987 Aqaba Jordan F ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Businessmen and Investors Conference

S c Conference Series

Arab Campaign for Education for All

ACEA 2009 Ramallah Palestine F

Arab Centre for Human Resources Development

1975 K g IGOs

Arab Centre for Labour Administration and Employment

ACLAE 1993 Tunis Tunisia G Institutes

Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum

1980 Khartoum Sudan K g IGOs, Institutes

Arab Committee on Banking Supervision

ACBS 1991 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates E gy IGOs, International Federations

Arab Company for Detergent Chemicals

ARADET 1981 Baghdad Iraq K ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Company for Drug Industries and Medical Appliances

ACDIMA 1976 Amman Jordan F ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Company for Livestock Development

ACOLID 1974 Damascus Syrian AR F ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Cooperative Union

1981 Giza Egypt D

Arab Council of Operations and Maintenance

OMAINTEC 2004 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Drilling and Workover Company

ADWOC 1980 Tripoli Libyan AJ K ge IGOs, Corporations, Companies

Arab Economic and Social Council

AESC 1950 Cairo Egypt E g IGOs