Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The job topic in the middle of the international crisis focused debates at the G-20 ministerial meeting in this capital, in the framework of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The general secretary of the OECD, Mexican Angel Gurria, agreed with other speakers in relation to the need of findings ways to drastically reduce unemployment, which is already affecting over 30 million people in the world.
Gurria warned that the crisis will not end until unemployment is reduced. It is difficult to recover the unemployment level before the economic crisis, but the alternative is to seek more potential to this problem, he said.
The French minister of Work, Xavier Bertrand, joined Gurria’s statements, urging to make urgent steps to cut unemployment while demanded to fight against the increase of inequalities in the globalization process.
On the other hand, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is currently leading the group, said in his speech that the same energy should be used to fight against protectionism rather than moving forward towards the integration of their trade agreements.
Sarkozy pointed out that the bases of social protection should be developed worldwide because the crisis has shown the interest of the social protection mechanisms to palliate the effects.