It is estimated that over 600 million new jobs will be created by 2030 in the world, just to keep pace with population growth of working age. This represents about 40 million jobs a year, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
The conditions of 780 million men and women who work but do not earn enough to improve their situation an that of their families (poverty threshold of $ 2 a day) must be improved.
The importance of decent work for sustainable development is highlighted in Goal 8, in the document of the Agenda of the Member states of the United Nations.
The purpose is “to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.”