Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy, Hollande and the scooter wars

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Confusion online over Air Algérie flight

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

  • Gaza conflict rages on despite pledges of truce

    Read more

  • France calls on its nationals to leave Libya as violence escalates

    Read more

  • Boko Haram kidnap Cameroon minister's wife in deadly attack

    Read more

  • Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win

    Read more

  • Netanyahu says Hamas 'violating its own ceasefire'

    Read more

  • Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festival

    Read more

  • ‘Irresponsible’ American dad tries to scale Mont Blanc with children

    Read more

  • Ukraine fighting prevents observers from accessing MH17 crash site

    Read more

  • In pictures: Crowds flock to enjoy the Tour de France show

    Read more

  • Video: At the scene of the Air Algérie crash in Mali

    Read more

  • Costa Concordia arrives in port of Genoa to be scrapped

    Read more

  • In pictures: Youths clash with police at banned Gaza protest

    Read more

  • Russia lashes out at new EU sanctions over Ukraine

    Read more

  • Bodies of all Air Algérie crash victims to be brought to France

    Read more

  • Syrian army and ISIS both claim advances

    Read more

  • Briton kidnapped in Yemen freed after five months

    Read more

  • New round of Gaza ceasefire talks takes place in Paris

    Read more

Americas

Lula calls on G8 to include more countries

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-07

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva urged G8 countries to bring in new partners, such as China, India, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico, into their discussions, in an interview with FRANCE 24.

REUTERS - France and Brazil urged a bigger role for the International Labour Organization in a reshaped global economic system that would also see more influence given to developing countries in the United Nations Security Council.

 

"Everywhere in the world, employees are asking for more justice, more security. They must be heard," French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said in a joint column published in France's Liberation daily and Brazil's Folha de Sao Paulo on Tuesday.

 

"International organisations must take account of the social effects of the current crisis. The role of the International Labour Organization must be very much strengthened," they said, according to a text of the column released in advance.

 

The column urging the creation of an "Alliance for Change" appears ahead of this week's meeting in L'Aquila, Italy of heads of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- the United States, Japan, Germany, Italy, France, Britain, Canada and Russia.

 

The meeting will also include parallel talks between the Group of Five countries -- China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico and then talks between the two groups.

 

Sarkozy and Lula said the economic crisis had underlined the need for more contact between industrialised countries and the developing world.

 

The two leaders also repeated calls for an overhaul of the UN Security Council.

 

"To be effective, the Council has to reflect current realities, notably by granting a greater role to the big developing countries of each region like Brazil and India and a fairer representation for Africa and the big contributors to the United Nations system like Japan and Germany," they said.

 

"Brazil and France want to put forward to the world their common vision of a new multilateralism adapted to our multipolar world," they said.

 

Date created : 2009-07-07

COMMENT(S)