Growth and Employment

Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Join us in a global conversation on growth and employment in the post-2015 agenda. 202 million people are currently unemployed worldwide. 470 million jobs will need to be created for the new entrants to the labour market between 2016 and 2030. Decent job creation and inclusive growth are key objectives of any new development agenda. 

Final Report of Consultations NOW available!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the final report of the global thematic consultations on growth and employment in the post-2015 agenda. The report is the result of a collaborative effort representing the contributions, views and recommendations of hundreds of experts, activists, policymakers and citizens committed to a more inclusive and sustainable future. 

Check the recommendations for mainstreaming decent job creation and inclusive growth in the next global development framework:

Video recording of the side event on the Jobs Challenge for the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly on 23 September 2013. 

Blog: On the jobs crisis, people want to see action now  

Beneficiaries of Brazil's Bolsa Familia cash transfer programme Sustainable and inclusive development will not be possible unless economic growth is combined with the creation of decent jobsSelim Jahan from UNDP argues that "tackling the global jobs crisis is not an easy task; it will require bold national policies, private-sector dynamism and an enabling global framework". Read full blog post

 Press Room: The Jobs Challenge Event Explores Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda 

Six central themes have emerged from the latest report on Growth and Employment, compiled by hundreds of experts, activists, citizens and policymakers. Briefly, these include employment generation, generating inclusive growth through decent jobs, promoting productive economic sectors, expanding social protection, strengthening the voice of workers and reforming global economic governance in the interest of the developing world. 

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Key Documents

Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Agenda - Messages from a Global Conversation 

A Million Voices: A Sustainable Future with Dignity for All - United Nations Development Group 2013 Report 


Realizing the future we want for all - United Nations system report and consultations roadmap


 The global conversation begins - Emerging views on a new development agenda. 


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