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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


Employment is a relationship between two parties, usually based on a contract where work is paid for, where one party, which may be a corporation, for profit, not-for-profit organization, co-operative or other entity is the employer and the other is the employee. Employees work in return for payment, which may be in the form of an hourly wage, by piecework or an annual salary, depending on the type of work an employee does or which sector they are working in. Employees in some fields or sectors may receive gratuities, bonus payment or stock options. In some types of employment, employees may receive benefits in addition to payment. Benefits can include health insurance, housing, disability insurance or use of a gym. Employment is typically governed by employment laws, organisation or legal contracts.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Employment

Task Force for Human Resources, Education, Training and Youth of the European Commission / Est. 1989
International Black Women for Wages for Housework / Est. 1975
ARTDO International / Est. 1974
Hire Association Europe / Est. 1974
ARTDO Asia-Pacific Human Resources Development Centre
UNESCO Fellowships Programme / Est. 1946
World Employment Programme / Est. 1969
European Human Resource Forum / Est. 1992
Asian and Pacific Skill Development Programme / Est. 1978
Women in Dialogue / Est. 1975
African Institute for Higher Technical Training and Research / Est. 1979
World Mining Congress / Est. 1958
Pacific Women's Bureau / Est. 1982
International Information Centre on Medical Human Resources
Asian and Pacific Development Centre / Est. 1980
European Research Institute on Employment Questions / Est. 1981
International Ergonomics Association / Est. 1961
Federation of Staff Associations of United Nations and its Specialized Agencies in the Philippines / Est. 1983
Convention Concerning Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training in the Development of Human Resources / Est. 1975
Technical Cooperation Network on African Oil Palm in Latin America and the Caribbean / Est. 1981
International Association for Human Resource Information Management
European Confederation for the Employment of Handicapped Persons / Est. 1990
African Highland Initiative Eco-regional Programme / Est. 1995
Pro Mujer
Latin American Programme of Population Activities / Est. 1986

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World Problems relating to Employment

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Exhausting commuter travel
Job fatigue
Restrictions on employment of foreigners
Underdevelopment of manufacturing industries
Sexual harassment in the working place
Seasonal unemployment
Exploitation of child labour
Work-related injury
Prohibitive labour costs
Redundancy of workers
Insecurity of employment
Occupational stress
Decline of company towns
Dependence on social welfare
Excessive leniency in sentencing of offenders
Exploitation in employment
Age discrimination in employment
Restricted availability of temporary employment
Structural rigidities in labour markets
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination against women in employment
Unethical practices by employees
Denial of the right to work to refugees
Gender stereotyping of employment

Action Strategies relating to Employment

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preventing occupational accidents
Promoting equality of opportunity for migrant workers
Expanding productive employment
Enabling poor to achieve sustainable livelihood
Honouring right livelihood
Promoting sustainable livelihood
Monitoring employment
Increasing international labour mobility
Providing fair employment practices
Providing employment
Generating employment
Supporting participation of women in work force
Employing the disabled
Promoting employment
Training for jobs
Researching relationship between employment and social life
Reducing unemployment
Moving long-term welfare recipients into jobs
Developing handicap training
Controlling employee absenteeism
Abstaining from employment
Using seasonal fluctuations in work
Establishing equal opportunity for women in employment
Enhancing vocational training capacity
Providing increased local employment

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