The 2030 Agenda, Decent Work and Social Dialogue

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The 2030 Agenda, Decent Work and Social Dialogue

The course is available in English, Français, Español
Introduction to the course

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for increased efforts at all levels to enhance the coherence of social economic and environmental policies. The role and potential of social dialogue and sound industrial relations are crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, in particular, SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth.

Social dialogue is embedded in the 2030 Agenda. By facilitating consultation, coordination and negotiation among governments, workers, and employers, social dialogue fosters the enabling environments and policy processes required for achieving the SDGs. It also ensures responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.

This 2.5-hour self-guided eLearning course provides a comprehensive summary on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the centrality of decent work in the 2030 Agenda and how to advance the Sustainable Development Goals through social dialogue. Participants who complete the course successfully will be awarded an ITCILO Certificate of Participation. 

The development of this course was made possible through technical and financial input provided by the Global Deal.


Who attends this course?
  • Governments’, employers’ and workers’ organizations representatives
  • Global Deal partners’ representatives
  • Development practitioners and anyone interested in understanding better social dialogue and its contribution to the 2030 Agenda 
What will I learn?
  • Understand the scope of the 2030 Agenda
  • Differentiate the elements of social dialogue and tripartism
  • Understand the importance of social dialogue for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda
  • Discuss the linkages between the DWA and the SDGs
  • Recognise the targets and indicators linked to decent work, social dialogue and tripartism
What will I be able to do?
  • Advocate for social dialogue in the context of the 2030 Agenda
  • Develop solutions to enhance social dialogue’s potential 
  • Mobilise social dialogue to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
How is the course organized?

3 interactive learning modules (45 minutes each)

  • Module 1: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Module 2: Decent Work and the SDGs
  • Module 3: Social Dialogue and the SDGs

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