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What is Decent Work

Secondary

Description

Following a brief overview of the sustainable development goals initiative, attention is focused on the importance of Decent Work (Goal 8).  Students will learn what makes work ‘decent’ and how access to quality jobs is essential to achieving a sustainable future.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The video might best serve as a starting point to an investigation into the issue of decent work and economic sustainability.  It could be included with a more comprehensive resource related to this and other SDGs in teaching about sustainable development.

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Themes Addressed

  • Economics (1)

    • Poverty Reduction
  • Human Health & Environment (1)

    • Quality of Life
  • Human Rights (1)

    • Social Justice