Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on SDG 8

In preparation for the 2019 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with the ILO, is organising an Expert Group Meeting on SDG 8 and its role in advancing sustainable development.

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  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • UN partners


The objective of the meeting is to take stock of where we are in terms of progress towards SDG 8 through data-driven assessments; share knowledge as to success stories, collaborations, programmes, good practices and challenges; identify particular areas of concern; and suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels. These messages will help inform the HLPF, assist in planning its sessions, and serve to influence collaborations and programmes of work going forward from 2019.

SDG 8 specifically calls on the international community to “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

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