GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

E-WEB-Goal-08

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards.

COVID-19 has disrupted billions of lives and endangered the global economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects a global recession as bad as or worse than in 2009. As job losses escalate, the International Labor Organization estimates that nearly half of the global workforce is at risk of losing their livelihoods.

Even before the outbreak of COVID-19, one in five countries – home to billions of people living in poverty – were likely to see per capita incomes stagnate or decline in 2020. Now, the economic and financial shocks associated with COVID-19—such as disruptions to industrial production, falling commodity prices, financial market volatility, and rising insecurity—are derailing the already tepid economic growth and compounding heightened risks from other factors.

Related Sessions

Learn
24 February 2021
16:00 - 17:30 CET, Geneva
Alice Eckstein (United Nations University - Centre for Policy Research), Anjali Mazumder (The Alan Turing Institute), Doreen Boyd (University of Nottingham)...
3 March 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CET, Geneva | 23:00-01:00 CST, Beijing | 11:00-13:00 EST, New York
Aude Billard (EPFL), Danica Kragic (Royal Institute of Technology), Brian Scassellati (Yale University)...
16 March 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CET, Geneva | 23:00-00:30 CST, Beijing | 11:00-12:30 EDT, New York
Vincent Poor (Princeton University), Ian F. Akyildiz (ITU-J FET), Chaesub Lee (ITU)...
31 March 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Kyriacos Koupparis (United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator), Armin Wedler (DLR Robotics Institute), Miki Sofer (Zipline)...
12 April 2022
16:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-00:00 CST, Beijing | 10:00-12:00 EST, New York
Katja Schäfer (UN-Habitat), Melissa Permezel (UN-Habitat), Fábio Duarte (MIT Senseable City Lab)...
16 June 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Berry Mulder (Shell), Carole Nakhle (Crystol Energy), Péter Fankhauser (ANYbotics)...
30 June 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York
Erol Ahmed (Built Robotics), Bharath Sankaran (Scaled Robotics), Thomas Bock (Technical University of Munich )...
26 July 2022
09:00 - 10:30 CEST, Geneva | 19:00-20:30 NZST, Auckland | 15:00-16:30 CST, Beijing
Jennifer Woodard (Insikt Intelligence), Keoni Mahelona (Te Hiku Media), Peter-Lucas Jones (Te Hiku Media)
15 September 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EDT, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Lj Rich (BBC News), Henny Admoni (Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University), Anthony Jules (Robust.AI)...
29 September 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Alin Albu-Schäffer (German Aerospace Center), Marco Pavone (Stanford University), Yang Gao (University of Surrey)...
13 October 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EDT, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Dario Floreano (EPFL), Vijay Kumar (University of Pennsylvania), Eszter Kovács (DroneTalks)...
27 October 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CEST, Geneva | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York
Amanda Sgroi (Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation), Eran Meller (Ecoppia), ...
9 November 2022
16:00 - 17:15 CET Geneva | 10:00-11:15 EST, New York | 22:00-23:15 CST, Beijing
10 November 2022
16:00 - 17:30 CET, Geneva | 10:00-11:30 EST, New York | 22:00-23:30 CST, Beijing
Vincent Vanhoucke (Google), David Hanson (Hanson Robotics), Kate Darling (MIT)...
24 November 2022
09:00 - 11:00 CET Geneva | 03:00-05:00 EST, New York | 16:00-18:00 CST, Beijing
Vishnu Ram OV (ITU), Jing Fang (Shanghai Fudata Technology Co., Ltd.), Kewen Wang (ZTE)...
8 December 2022
09:00 - 11:00 CET Geneva | 09:00-10:30 EST, New York | 16:00-18:00 CST, Beijing
Vishnu Ram OV (ITU), Jinhua Kuang (China Mobile Research Institute), Le Zhang (China Telecom Research Institute)...
Load more...

Related Blog Stories

Meet BlueSea Robotics: The start-up building cleaning robots to make the shipping industry more sustainable
/ Artificial Intelligence, Environment & Climate change, Health, Innovation & Creativity, Robotics for Good

Meet BlueSea Robotics: The start-up building cleaning robots to make the shipping industry more sustainable

The latest ITU AI For Good Innovation Factory is supporting start-ups that are using artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to ...
Autonomous drones saving lives and powering disaster preparedness
/ Artificial Intelligence, Environment & Climate change, Health, Smart Cities

Autonomous drones saving lives and powering disaster preparedness

Last week marked the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. Held every October 13, the day raises awareness about world ...
How AI-powered robots are unlocking the secrets of the Universe
/ Artificial Intelligence, Innovation & Creativity, Space

How AI-powered robots are unlocking the secrets of the Universe

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is critical when it comes to the sustained exploration of space. AI is increasingly ...
ITU and FAO’s new report investigates AI’s positive impact on agriculture
/ Artificial Intelligence, Food

ITU and FAO’s new report investigates AI’s positive impact on agriculture

By Erin Kalejs  According to the United Nations the world's population will increase by 2 billion people by 2050, requiring ...
How AI is helping indigenous languages survive and thrive
/ Culture, Education, Ethics, Inclusivity

How AI is helping indigenous languages survive and thrive

By Erin Kalejs  Language matters, it’s primarily how we communicate and connect with others. According to a study done by ...
Groundbreaking Report Highlights Artificial Intelligence in Africa
/ Data, Education, Environment & Climate change, Health, Innovation & Creativity

Groundbreaking Report Highlights Artificial Intelligence in Africa

The new State of AI in Africa Report created by the AI Media Group from South Africa, offers an analytical ...
Looking towards the future of Robots for Good
/ Environment & Climate change, Health, Innovation & Creativity, Robotics for Good

Looking towards the future of Robots for Good

By Guillem Martínez Roura As robots move from pure imagination to rapid implementation in more and more facets of daily ...
Meet OKO Finance: AI for Good Innovation Factory winner improving lives of farmers in Africa
/ Digital Economy, Environment & Climate change

Meet OKO Finance: AI for Good Innovation Factory winner improving lives of farmers in Africa

Discover how artificial Intelligence (AI) and mobile technologies are improving farmers livelihoods in emerging markets. Last month, ITU’s AI for ...

UN AI Actions

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
United Nations Global Pulse (UN Global Pulse)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)