Brazil’s Lula calls for new world economic order

REUTERS
June 15th, 2009 in Breaking News


GENEVA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged unions and workers on Monday to take advantage of the global financial crisis to help forge a new world economic order.

“I address myself now to the labor leaders,” Lula told a global jobs summit at the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency grouping governments, employers and worker representatives to promote good working conditions.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for all of you to think and develop proposals together with the employers and business leaders so that we can change definitely the relations between state and civil society and so that we can build our countries with much more fairness and much more solidarity,” he said.

Lula said destabilizing surges last year in oil and commodity prices had been due to speculation.