Saturday, October 3, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 9)

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

This item sets an ambitious annual economic growth target of 7 percent per year for the poorest nations.* While protecting labor tights and promoting safe and secure working environments for workers. **

The recession hit America in 2008 creating an atmosphere where the unemployment rate went from under 5% to just over 10% in 2009. Reported in September 2015, the United States has dropped back down to 5.1% over time. *** Yet, there are still people working very hard to rebound from the recession.

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Buy American made products. Support small and local businesses. Make investments in American companies. Help your friends and families with their careers. Direct people to job skills programs. Do research on money saving tips. Volunteer your time or money to homeless shelters that actively assist the homeless back into the workforce.

On a International level: Look into micro loan programs like http://www.kiva.org/ where something like $25 can assist a person become monetarily independent through hard work and a little capital.

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