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  • Writer's pictureCaterina Sullivan

Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 6 & Goal 8

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

One of the most exciting aspects of the Global Goals is their interconnectedness. Previously, the multiple areas of development have been treated rather separately within their own categories. Now, however, we have a way to explore how social, environmental and economic development are all related to one another. This year, we are exploring how each goal and their associated targets need to see the achievement of each other in order to be fulfilled as a whole.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation and Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 6 aims to provide clean water and adequate sanitation for all, and Goal 8 aims to ensure everyone has the ability to find decent employment which in a safe and supportive workplace to protect them from living in poverty and to ensure that the economy continues to grow to support sustained development into the future.

For most of us, part of our basic daily routine includes taking a shower in order to turn up to work or school looking presentable. Having access to sanitation is fundamental to holding a job. Not only this but having access to an adequate amount of clean drinking water is vital for our health, which in turn, allows us to not only attend work but perform at our best.

It is also important to have rules and regulations in place within the workplace about the safe disposal of hazardous waste. This will ensure hazardous waste does not make its way into our water supply.

To find out more about these two goals and their interrelatedness, you can read more by visiting #Goal6: #CleanWater and #Sanitation and #Goal8: #DecentWork and #EconomicGrowth.

This article was originally published on the Global Goals Australia Campaign website.

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