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


1969 Washington DC USA F v


1997 Santiago Chile F

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

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 Treaties, IGOs

ternYpe International Roma Youth Network

ternYpe 2010 Brussels Belgium F


2005 Midrand South Africa F

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva Switzerland F Human Rights Organizations

Tertiaires Carmélites du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus

1924 Madrid Spain R Religious Orders

Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association

TEFMA 2003 Hobart Australia G


1999 Nyon Switzerland F

The African Network

TAN 2004 Santa Clara CA USA G

The Asfari Foundation

2006 London UK G f Foundations

The BulLion Foundation

2013 Fort Lee NJ USA G

The Century Foundation

1919 New York NY USA G f Foundations

The Conference Board

1916 New York NY USA G

The Conference Board in Europe

1978 Brussels Belgium E

The Consumer Goods Forum

CGF 1953 Issy-les-Moulineaux France C y International Federations

The Family Business Network Asia

FBN Asia Singapore Singapore K

The Family Business Network International

FBN-I 1989 Lausanne Switzerland F y International Federations

The Forgotten International

TFI 2007 San Francisco CA USA G

The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration

THP Foundation 2000 The Hague Netherlands F f Foundations

The Indus Entrepreneurs

TiE Global 1992 Sunnyvale CA USA N

The Intrepid Foundation

2002 Melbourne Australia J f Foundations

The Management Centre of the Mediterranean

MC 2001 Nicosia Cyprus G

The Marine Ingredients Organisation

IFFO 1959 London UK D

The Mission to Seafarers

1856 London UK G

The Network Forum

TNF London UK F

The Reality Of Aid

ROA Quezon City Philippines F y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

The Right to Research Coalition

2009 Washington DC USA G y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f Foundations

The Voice of the Martyrs

VOM 1969 Bartlesville OK USA F

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

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

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

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

1966 T g Treaties, IGOs

Third World Center for Water Management

1999 Mexico City Mexico G

Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies

TWF 1978 Croydon UK F f Foundations

Third World Relief Fund

Brussels Belgium G fv Funds, Funds

Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management

1946 Glendale AZ USA G

TIME Association

1989 Gif-sur-Yvette France F

Timor Aid

1998 Dili Timor-Leste G Humanitarian Organizations

Toastmasters International

TI 1924 Mission Viejo CA USA C

Toilet Board Coalition

TBC 2014 Geneva Switzerland C

Tony Elumelu Foundation

TEF 2010 Lagos Nigeria J f Foundations

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 Treaties, IGOs

Trade and Development Bank

TDB 1983 Réduit Mauritius F g Banks, IGOs

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

Tripartite Agreement 1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD

TUAC 1948 Paris France E Trade and Labour Unions

Trade Union Confederation of the Americas

TUCA 1951 Sao Paulo Brazil E y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations