Skills & Employment

Although global unemployment remains high, companies report growing difficulties in filling positions because of a lack of suitable candidates. Meanwhile, too many labor under poor working conditions and subsistence-based incomes. Creating good and decent jobs for an appropriately qualified labor force will maintain social cohesion, promote prosperity and enable business development and innovation towards a more sustainable future.

Societal Must-Have

    Decent and productive employment for all.

    By 2020, accelerate progress towards productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people:

    • Create 300 million additional good and decent jobs

    • Significantly reduce the number of unfilled positions in business due to skills shortages

    • Significantly reduce the number of people in vulnerable employment.

    Explanatory notes are available upon request.