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Support Decent Work for All as a Public Health Goal

A Forum to Promote "Decent Work" in the United States


In 2022, the American Public Health Association adopted the policy, “Support Decent Work for All as a Public Health Goal in the United States”. This forum aims to advance this policy by providing a space for worker and community organizations, labor unions, workforce development providers, high road employers, policy advocates and public health researchers to share work in the field and research that advances this policy.

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In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the International Labor Organization’s definition of Decent Work as an integral part of its 8th Sustainable Development Goal, accompanying the goals of Economic Growth and Full and Productive Employment. The ILO introduces the concept of “Decent Work” as:

“Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for all, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.”

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