EU Sources - World employment social outlook - May 31, 2016

The 2016 edition of the ILO World Employment and Social Outlook report is devoted to the issue of poverty. The main finding of this report is that decent work is a necessary precondition for ending poverty. Thus, without decent work, it will not be possible to meet the first goal of the Sustainable Development Agenda. Relying on economic growth alone will not be enough to eradicate poverty. The report demonstrates that the recent pattern of growth, associated with inequitable transfers of natural resource wealth, low productivity gains and lack of attention to the agricultural sector has only served to widen the gap between the rich and the poor and prolong the incidence of poverty. Worryingly, the rate of poverty is rising in developed countries, especially in Europe, so the goal of ending poverty is relevant to all regions.

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