UN chief urges G20 leaders to tackle jobs crisis
Leaders of the major developed and developing economies are being urged to tackle the jobs crisis.
The call has come from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a letter to the G20 summit which starts in Los Cabos, Mexico on Monday.
The Secretary-General warns that a modest economic recovery in some countries should not disguise the precarious state of the world's economy.
Mr. Ban calls for meaningful results to come out of the meeting in Los Cabos.
Eduardo del Buey is the Deputy Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General.
"The Secretary-General writes that we need to tackle the jobs crisis head-on through productive investment, targeted policies and a coordinated short-term stimulus. And he adds that inclusive green growth can create jobs, safeguard hard-won progress in poverty alleviation and underpin sustainable development. He reiterates that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to send a signal that leaders across the world are committed to equitable growth and greater prosperity for all on a healthy planet that can sustain present and future generations." (Duration: 33")
The Secretary-General will travel to Los Cabos on Monday to participate in the G-20 leaders' meeting.