Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
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The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.
Goal 8 is "Decent Work and Economic Growth." As the UN puts it: "Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs."
This series includes stories of sisters striving to create economic justice for all.
Sr. Dulcie Peiris, the superior of the Salvatorian formation center in Sri Lanka, said the nation's current economic crises are unlike anything she has experienced, "not even during the 30 years of civil war."
The Assumption Sisters of Nairobi have helped thousands of women in Kenya who live with disabilities. The sisters manage a center that offers shelter to girls living with disabilities and teaches them skills to meet their potential.
Catholic sisters and organizations are working on a just transition to a sustainable planet through actions to fight climate change and to move workers away from jobs that contribute to greenhouse-gas emissions say the transition is moral, practical and imperative.
The plight of seafarers is distant to those on land. An international campaign brings it to the fore, educating the public on the link between products and who delivers them, and encouraging corporations to examine suppliers' human rights practices.