Mar 14, 2012

Employment and sustainable development will end up with poverty, says Ban

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for new policies to boost job creation and financing mechanisms for sustainable development as the top two recipes to break the “vicious circle” of poverty and discrimination. So what Ban said at the opening of a new high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with Bretton Woods institutions and World Trade Organization (WTO) to be held at the headquarters of the agency in New York. “Poverty, discrimination and violence feeds on itself,” said UN chief, who said to the audience that promote economic development, employment and trade, and finance sustainable development “is key” to end the “vicious circle”.

“Employment is a critical aspect,” he reiterated

Thus, said jobs “decent and productive,” serve to protect families from hunger and poverty, because “help create a generation of consumers, people with purchasing power can help increase demand.” The other of the great pillars of the recipe Ban poverty is sustainable development, and General Secretary reminded those present that have the power to make it a “success” the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio + 20, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June. “We are one hundred days to the Rio summit, one hundred days for a once in a generation. We need to agree on sustainable solutions for building the future we want in terms of development, economics and equality, “said the head of the UN.

Commitment to sustainable development

thus reiterating its call on governments to commit to the appointment of Rio, stressed that sustainable development is synonymous with “nutrition, safe water and sanitation” for communities, and advocated public policy that promote economic development “without polluting the environment.” Ban, who opted to continue investing in clean technologies, said the new high-level meeting of ECOSOC comes at a time of “uncertainty” world in which the review the lower growth forecasts, particularly in developed countries, “threaten the fragile recovery.” Moreover, the South Korean diplomat took again to remember the changes “dramatic” that have occurred worldwide in the last twelve months said the “awakening” lived in the Arab world has come to reveal “the power of people to write history.”

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