SDG month of May and Decent work and economic growth

The United Nations has chosen the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for the month of May to be number 8 (decent work and economic growth)


This is due to the publication of several key reports related to industries, the state of the world economy and the world social report. In all of them, economic growth is analyzed and will be published throughout the month of May.

Within this SDG , sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all are promoted. The main objective with this is the eradication of poverty, which is why it also impacts on SDG 1 . This can only be achieved through stable and well-paid jobs.


Some of the goals for which SDG 8 is working are:

  • Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological modernization and innovation .
  • Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, the creation of decent jobs , entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Progressively improve the efficient production and consumption of global resources and seek to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation .
  • By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including youth and people with disabilities, as well as equal pay for work of equal value


Through Volunteering, you can also help people with fewer resources to access preparation courses for job interviews, find out about the documentation they need, training workshops given on a voluntary basis … In this way, a level of training that can facilitate entry into the labor market.

At the European University we collaborate with organizations such as Elche Acoge, where you can collaborate virtually with people who need support in learning Spanish for young people between 16 and 25 years of age in order to qualify for more opportunities in Spain. Do you dare to collaborate?