【FOCUS】Celebrating the International Labor day

2020-04-30 11:36:26

In today's society, the workers have always been the mainstay of building our beautiful world. As an award that advocates for innovative urban construction, Guangzhou Award has many excellent initiatives that are in line with the UN's 8th Sustainable Development Goal: Decent Work and Economic Growth. As the International Labor Day is approaching, let's review these initiatives with the Guangzhou Awards Secretariat as a tribute to our great workers!

Barcelona, Spain
From Vertical Slum to Sustainable Neighborhood by Community Self-empowerment

This initiative includes a wider set of goals: 
Move toward an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable neighborhood; 
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all… (Read more)

Cape Town, South Africa
Women at Work Empowerment Programme

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TCT aims to create female maintenance teams for Cape Town of South Africa, through:
Skilled women who are able to successfully compete for permanent jobs in a male dominated working environment or start their own businesses
Changed mindsets in the organization regarding female maintenance teams in a male dominated working environment… (Read more)

Lilongwe, Malawi
Cities Mentorship Programme

Governance goal No.1 seeks an effective well managed secretariat with efficient systems and a measurable performance. Key priority areas under this goal include undertaking an institutional capacity and skills audit, and developing and implementing a staff attraction and retention strategy… (Read more)

Dakar, Senegal
Paving the City of Dakar by Means of High Intensity Manpower Techniques

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The program aims at improving the environment and living conditions for citizens through the creation of productive jobs, enhancing living standards, developing public spiritedness among citizens, embellishing and cleaning the city, fighting against sanding and facilitating urban mobility… (Read more)

Aguascalientes, Mexico
The Green Line: Social Development Comprehensive Plan (La Línea Verde)

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The project is a social platform enabling people to improve their health and take part in leisure activities. It also seeks to help in the fight to eradicate domestic violence, drug addiction, as well as provide training for jobs, culture and arts, improve human rights, and empower people to manage their own communities… (Read more)

Learn more about the International Labor Day

Labor Day around the world

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This holiday is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labor movement. The holiday may also be known as International Worker's Day or May Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries… (Read more)