SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work

MOOC
Language
English
Duration
8 months
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
What will you learn?
Concepts and initiatives behind the UN's SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 
How to build decent and sustainable work
Deep familiarity with SDG numbers 1 (End poverty), 3 (Health and wellness), 5 (Gender equality), 8 (Economic growth), and 10 (reduce inequalities) in the context of sustainable work and the digital revolution
About the course
The United Nations' Sustainable Development 2030 Agenda gives us the opportunity to change and improve the lives of millions of people. These widespread efforts won't just stem from organizations in the formal public or private sectors (governments, corporations, trade unions, etc.) but will also require participation from ordinary people and civil society as a whole.
In this course, we'll immerse you in the UN's SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) to help make these initiatives a reality at companies. The focus will be put especially on SDG 1 (End Poverty), SDG 3 (Health and wellness), SDG 5 (Gender equality), SDG 8 (Decent work and Economic growth), and SDG 10 (Reduce inequalities).
Today, companies are considered key players to achieve development, essential partners (according to the UN Global Compact initiative). In this framework, enterprises and companies are called upon to create employment and to ensure rights at their workplaces in order to increase competitiveness and productivity. 
Employment, social protection, social dialogue, and social rights are the four pillars of "decent work" as defined by the International Labour Organization; together with gender equality as an over-arching issue. Decent work also faces new challenges such as Digital Economy and robotization at work.
Bringing people into decent work means economic growth and the increment of available resources and incomes to protect those who are unemployed or unable to work.
Program
SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work
Decent work is thecritical engine of sustainable development. This course explores the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and mechanisms for developing decent and sustainable work.
SDG: Moving Towards Sustainable Work
Decent work is thecritical engine of sustainable development. This course explores the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and mechanisms for developing decent and sustainable work.
Lecturers
Eva María Blázquez Agudo
Eva María Blázquez Agudo
Associate Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
María Gema Quintero Lima
María Gema Quintero Lima
Associate Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
María Teresa Alameda Castillo
María Teresa Alameda Castillo
Associate Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz
Ana Belén Muñoz Ruiz
Visiting Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Daniel Pérez del Prado
Daniel Pérez del Prado
Visiting Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Amanda Moreno Solana
Amanda Moreno Solana
Visiting Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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