UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-
moon has called on leaders attending the upcoming summit of the
Group of 20 (G20) major world economies to tackle the jobs crisis
while making efforts to promote sustainable development and green
growth, a UN spokesman told reporters.
The appeal was contained in a letter sent by the secretary- general to the leaders who will gather at Los Cabos, Mexico for the June 18-19 summit, UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey said at a daily news briefing.
"In it, the secretary-general warns that a modest economic recovery in some countries should not disguise the precarious state of the world's economy," the spokesman said. "He says that meaningful results in Los Cabos are essential."
The secretary-general will leave New York for the summit on Monday, the spokesman added.
The euro crisis remains a cause of concern, and growing volatility in commodity prices and financial markets is already having an impact on emerging markets and developing economies, Ban was quoted as saying in his letter.
"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," del Buey noted. "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," the spokesman added.
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