Promoting jobs and enterprise, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue are the four pillars of the ILO Decent Work Agenda with gender as a cross-cutting theme. These are crucial to advancing the entire sustainable development agenda, including SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth. Harnessing the power of decent work for sustainable development and poverty reduction requires global access to information and tools on decent work approaches in an SDG context and related capacity building.
The DW4SD resource platform is an interactive tool, which provides guidance and support to position decent work in SDG processes at the national level. The Platform fosters an in-depth understanding of the Decent Work-Sustainable Development (DW-SD) nexus. It enables participants to design and conduct structured discussions and workshops around the centrality of employment and decent work in national SDG processes, both at the formulation stage and at the implementation and monitoring stages. The session is part of a broader course offered by the ILO International Training Center in Turin on the same topic.