Tuesday, November 13, 2012

With Obama at White House for a 2nd term - Helen Clark calls for "greater global role for the United Nations"

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  • UN needs greater global economic role - Clark  (Source: ONE News)
    Helen Clark - Source: ONE News

The United Nations needs a greater role in coordinating global economic decisions, with finance ministers attending a beefed up body to ensure not just the largest economies set the agenda, says UN Development Programme chair Helen Clark.

With organisations such the G20, comprising of the world's 20 biggest economies, dominating measures to shore up growth after the global financial crisis, many other states were at risk of being affected without having a voice, Clark said in a lecture in Wellington.

That could be eased by a stronger economic body at the United Nations provided it could attract the world's finance ministers to help coordinate a global response.

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