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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.

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Organizations relating to Employment

ARTDO International / Manila, Philippines / Est. 1974
Hire Association Europe / Solihull, UK / Est. 1974
ARTDO Asia-Pacific Human Resources Development Centre / Manila, Philippines
UNESCO Fellowships Programme / Paris, France / Est. 1946
European Human Resource Forum / Langford, UK / Est. 1992
Women in Dialogue / London, UK / Est. 1975
World Mining Congress / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958
Asian and Pacific Development Centre / Aurora CO, USA / Est. 1980
International Ergonomics Association / Est. 1961
Federation of Staff Associations of United Nations and its Specialized Agencies in the Philippines / Makati, Philippines / Est. 1983
Convention Concerning Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training in the Development of Human Resources / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1975
International Association for Human Resource Information Management / Chevy Chase MD, USA
African Highland Initiative Eco-regional Programme / Kampala, Uganda / Est. 1995
Pro Mujer / New York NY, USA
Arab Centre for Labour Administration and Employment / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 1993
International Society for Performance Improvement / Silver Spring MD, USA / Est. 1962
Commonwealth Ministers of Employment / Labour Meeting / London, UK
International Employment Law, Pensions and Employee Benefits Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Convention Concerning Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1951
International Public Management Association for Human Resources / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1973
Convention Concerning Compulsory Invalidity Insurance for Persons Employed in Industrial or Commercial Undertakings, in the Liberal Professions, and for Outworkers and Domestic Servants / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1933
World Fair Trade Organization / Culemborg, Netherlands / Est. 1989
Convention Concerning the Restriction of Night Work of Children and Young Persons in Non-industrial Occupations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1946
Institute for Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union / Trier, Germany / Est. 1983
Convention Concerning the Age for Admission of Children to Non-industrial Employment, 1932 / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1932

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World Problems relating to Employment

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Occupational stress
Exploitation of child labour
Elimination of jobs by automation
Discrimination against women in employment
Dependence on social welfare
Ghost employees
Discrimination in employment against immigrant workers
Unequal employment opportunities for disabled persons
Inequality of employment opportunity
Discrimination in employment
Rural unemployment
Antagonism between employment policy and technical advance
Denial of right to economic security during periods of unemployment
Abuse of project-tied migration
Employment of criminals in policy-making contexts
Inadequate conditions of work and employment of public service personnel
Restricted scope of local employment
Disparity between workers skills and job requirements
Discrimination against men in employment
Evasion of work
Exploitation of indigenous populations in employment
Obsolete vocational skills
Increasing job monotony
Unequal employment opportunities for women
Enticing attractions of urban employment

Action Strategies relating to Employment

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Promoting sustainable livelihoods
Coordinating global job placement

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