They highlight the role of decent work in achieving the SDGs

6 October 2015

The importance of decent work for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was highlighted today at the United Nations headquarters in a meeting organized by the Mission of Argentina to the world body and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The event was attended by representatives of the ILO from the states that make up the Group of Friends of Decent Work.

The Argentine Labor Minister, Carlos Tomada, recalled that employment is the main link between the economy and people’s daily lives and warned about the possibility that it is not at the center of development policies.

“If we understand that the issue of employment cannot be considered a collateral factor, but must be at the very center of public policies, I think we would easily realize that the decisions that should be taken regarding public policies would have another meaning … It would not be possible to make decisions like the ones we usually see in these times traveling around Europe or trying to re-establish themselves in our region, ”said Tomada.

The Argentine minister of labor added that the policies that propose adjustment, “flexibility”, deregulation or “austerity” never created jobs and referred to the ILO reports that account for the increase of millions of citizens who remain. marginalized, without or changing policies and approaches.

6 October 2015

The importance of decent work for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was highlighted today at the United Nations headquarters in a meeting organized by the Mission of Argentina to the world body and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

The event was attended by representatives of the ILO from the states that make up the Group of Friends of Decent Work.

The Argentine Labor Minister, Carlos Tomada, recalled that employment is the main link between the economy and people’s daily lives and warned about the possibility that it is not at the center of development policies.

“If we understand that the issue of employment cannot be considered a collateral factor, but must be at the very center of public policies, I think we would easily realize that the decisions that should be taken regarding public policies would have another meaning … It would not be possible to make decisions like the ones we usually see in these times traveling around Europe or trying to re-establish themselves in our region, ”said Tomada.

The Argentine minister of labor added that the policies that propose adjustment, “flexibility”, deregulation or “austerity” never created jobs and referred to the ILO reports that account for the increase of millions of citizens who remain. marginalized, without or changing policies and approaches.