The role of trade unions in achieving Agenda 2030 and decent work through the United Nations cooperation framework


The ILO remains committed to the continuous engagement with workers organizations on the UN reforms in general and more particularly on the role of Workers’ Organisations in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (CFs) at national level. Against this background, the ILO's Bureau for  Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) developed a reference manual for trade unions emphasising their political and developmental role in the UN sustainable development. The manual explains the UN country level development processes such as Common Country Analyses (CCAs) leading up to the consolidation and adoption of the Cooperation Frameworks. The expected role of trade unions and how they can promote the ILO normative agenda, International Labour Standards, decent work priorities as well as the national development strategies in line with the global sustainable development agenda 2030 (SDGs) is stressed.

Learn more from the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation and the Decent Work Agenda: A trade union reference manual”.

In addition, the implication of COVID-19 on the achievement of SDGs, specifically on SDG 8 is also demonstrated through a trade union opinion survey report: “the likely impact of COVID on the achievement of SDG 8: A trade union opinion survey

Key note speakers

  •  Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN
  • Mr. Moussa Oumarou, DDG for Field Operations and Partnerships, ILO
  • Ms. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC
  • Ms. Maria Helena Andre, Director of the ILO-ACTRAV
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