SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work

Eva María Blázquez Agudo, María Gema Quintero Lima, María Teresa Alameda Castillo, Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz, Daniel Pérez del Prado, Amanda Moreno Solana, UC3Mx

Decent work is the critical engine of sustainable development. This course explores the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and mechanisms for developing decent and sustainable work.

The United Nations' Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda gives us the opportunity to change and improve the lives of millions of people. These widespread efforts won't just stem from organizations in the formal public or private sectors (governments, corporations, trade unions, etc.) but will also require participation from ordinary people and civil society as a whole.

In this course, we'll immerse you in the UN's SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) to help make these initiatives a reality at companies. The focus will be put especially on SDG 1 (End Poverty), SDG 3 (Health and wellness), SDG 5 (Gender equality), SDG 8 (Decent work and Economic growth), and SDG 10 (Reduce inequalities).

Today, companies are considered key players to achieve development, essential partners (according to the UN Global Compact initiative). In this framework, enterprises and companies are called upon to create employment and to ensure rights at their workplaces in order to increase competitiveness and productivity. 

Employment, social protection, social dialogue, and social rights are the four pillars of "decent work" as defined by the International Labour Organization; together with gender equality as an over-arching issue. Decent work also faces new challenges such as Digital Economy and robotization at work.

Bringing people into decent work means economic growth and the increment of available resources and incomes to protect those who are unemployed or unable to work.

What will you learn

  • Concepts and initiatives behind the UN's SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 
  • How to build decent and sustainable work
  • Deep familiarity with SDG numbers 1 (End poverty), 3 (Health and wellness), 5 (Gender equality), 8 (Economic growth), and 10 (reduce inequalities) in the context of sustainable work and the digital revolution

Dates:
  • 15 October 2019
Course properties:
  • Free:
  • Paid:
  • Certificate:
  • MOOC:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Email-course:
  • Language: English Gb

Reviews

No reviews yet. Want to be the first?

Register to leave a review

Show?id=n3eliycplgk&bids=695438
NVIDIA
More from 'Economics & Finance':
B093db1a-4553-4ec3-a44b-96c71d1da0a5-12219ac24132.small Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage
Understand taxation for development and sustainability in mining. Tax revenues...
259b411f-ce5d-42c5-a7e8-e21303ed1caf-a6604c2ea753.small Valuation and Creating Sustainable Value
In this course, you will learn how to value a company. You will also learn how...
6b25d0d1-484f-49b0-97e3-944a95087f2c-bbfa252b98a3.small Financial Decision Making
Learn how corporate leaders make effective decisions to maximize profitability...
F9c23be1-aba6-422d-a10e-b3c02331426d-e112807dae98.small Financial Development and Financial Inclusion
Learn how to develop an efficient, inclusive and stable financial sector that...
779833e9-588c-461d-bf1a-f969970bba15-c60bd4d1db48.small Macroeconomic Diagnostics
Through this course, learn to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation...
More from 'edX':
C6ad9bb7-cafc-48c8-92e5-5f0900460e66-a13c1a73f76a.small English Grammar and Style
Learn key concepts and strategies in grammar and style to help enhance your...
A371be0e-0eb5-4913-8734-09cf5540d7ed-4fbb173a9637.small Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology
How to deal with risks and ethical questions raised by development of new technologies...
2c2623a8-ecb1-43f4-93b8-f1dab92c7c03-ff642579d940.small Engineering Mechanics
Learn about statics through real life engineering examples. Engage with the...
C96ac2eb-e620-41a2-87e2-bc6081486540-d55329c71579.small Water: Addressing the Global Crisis
We are living in a water stressed world. It is a global crisis and therefore...
1fbfd3aa-7525-4148-8b1f-c78381ef04cf-fa4f9a548f5f.small Sustainable Cities
Learn how government, the private sector, and other actors can support sustainable...

© 2013-2019