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SDGs Decade of Action: A New Social Contract for recovery and resilience
Monday, 13 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

International Trade Union Confederation

French and Spanish interpretation will be provided

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a crisis of unprecedented significance to people’s health, jobs and lives globally. While the implementation of the SDGs will be severely challenged by the crisis, for trade unions it is clear that the SDGs are more relevant today than ever, providing the path towards resilient economies and inclusive societies. Trade unions will be amongst the main promoters worldwide of the “SDGs decade of action”, calling for a New Social Contract with SDG 8 at its core. Labour rights, decent work, social protection, inclusive growth, and just transition are key to rebuild our workplaces and economies and enhance the implementation of the whole Agenda 2030.

Moderated by:
  • Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary

  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (tbc)
  • Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa
  • Ayuba Wabba, National President of the Nigeria Labour Congress and President of the ITUC
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organisation

  • United Nations