Social Work Strategies to Support Decent Work to Overcome Inequality and Achieve the 2030 Agenda: Co-building an Eco-social World

This side panel event will focus on local and global approaches used by IFSW and its partners to support full and productive employment and decent work for all to overcome inequality and achieve the 2030 Agenda. Strategies that center a holistic human rights framework that encompasses human rights, cultural rights, ecosystem rights and the broader rights of nature will be discussed including workers cooperatives and co-building transformative social protections within and outside of the informal economy. Workers collective rights and decent pay in the context of jobs and industries that do no harm to the environment or communities will be addressed, along with the IFSW call to begin an international dialogue that calls on employers to ensure transparency and accountability for workers, the right to bargain collectively, and the right to social security and benefits.