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  • Writer's pictureCaterina Sullivan

Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 8 & Goal 9

Updated: Nov 4, 2018

Image credit: Vincent Ferron

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 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth and Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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, and Goal 9 aims to ensure buildings are resilient, industry is sustainable and innovation is encouraged.

Last year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s election campaign focus was on “jobs and growth” and creating an “innovation nation” – Goal 8 and Goal 9.

Target 8.2 requires that we achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, which requires the achievement of Goal 9, especially the innovation aspect.

Target 8.8 focuses on protecting labour rights and promoting safe and secure working environments for all workers. To ensure a safe work environment, we must ensure we have safe, resilient and sustainable buildings, taking into considerations the health and well-being of the workers.

To find out more about these two goals and their interrelatedness, you can read more by visiting #Goal8: #DecentWork and #EconomicGrowth and #Goal9: #Industry, #Innovation and #Infrastructure.

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

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