World leaders urged to listen to their people

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World leaders need to listen to the hopes and aspirations of their people, says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mr. Ban spoke at a Labour Summit in Cannes, France, where he's attending a meeting of leaders of the group of major economic powers, known as the G20.

Charles Appel reports.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said dark clouds have gathered once again over the global economy.

He stressed that the summit of the G20 in Cannes, must be more than what he called "financial fire-fighting". It also has to create jobs for people.

Mr. Ban said unemployment is rising everywhere, economic inequalities are widening and poverty is growing making people anxious, angry and indignant.

The Secretary-General called for investment in women and youth who, he said, make up more than two-thirds of the global population.

He stressed the need to invest in health, food, energy, infrastructure and education.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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