Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Global Wage Report 2016/17
International Labour Organization (ILO), 2017
by: International Labour Organization (ILO)

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified decent work for all women and men, and lower inequality, as among the key objectives of a new universal policy agenda. The issues of wage growth and wage inequality are central to this agenda. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 calls for “sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”, and highlights the importance of achieving equal pay for work of equal value. SDG 10 seeks to “reduce inequality within and among coun-tries”, emphasizing income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population, the elimination of discrimination and the adoption of fiscal, wage and social protec-tion policies to progressively achieve greater equality. The labour income share of GDP, which reflects the relationship between the growth in average wages and in labour productivity, has been identified as a crucial indicator in this area. Concern about inequality has also been expressed by the G20, which identified widening inequality as posing challenges for social and political cohesion and having sig-nificant costs for economic growth.

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