Global Governance Amid Economic Crisis: UN Meets in New York For “Internationally-Agreed Goals”
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will meet on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York, US, a statement read on Sunday. The topic of the meeting will be the global job crisis. The statement stated that more than 500 delegates, including government ministers and heads of civil society groups, international institutions and the private sector are set to attend the “high-level segment” which aims at “boosting productive capacity, strengthening development cooperation and creating decent, sustainable work.”
Of Slovakia, Milos Koterec noted that, “turmoil in the global economy has demonstrated that the world needs concerted action to get out of the crisis. No one country or region can lead on its own and policy coordination has become more complicated just as it has become more important.
“The global concern over jobs and sustainability are unifying themes for international cooperation. We will learn in the next few days how some countries are tackling these challenges while trying to meet the internationally-agreed goals, including MDGs,” he went on.
The high-level segment is expected to conclude on 9 July with the adoption of a ministerial declaration that will be a road map on how to go forward in the achievement of full employment and decent work.
So, in line with their own name – UN, which is “one” in many languages – the focus of the meeting will be how to steer in an aligned and united manner the world through the global economic crisis. The delegates who are to meet will go home with blueprints for their region and country’s about to further implement UN protocol to reshape the global economy out of its doldrums.