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UN chief says crisis could result in failed states

Posted By admin On April 2, 2009 @ 4:16 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failing to act to halt the global economic crisis could lead to widespread social unrest and failed states, ahead of the G20 crisis summit here.

“What began as a financial crisis has become a global economic crisis,” the UN secretary general wrote in an article in the Guardian newspaper.

“I fear worse to come — a full-blown political crisis defined by growing social unrest, weakened governments and angry publics who have lost all faith in their leaders and their own future.”

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He said the global economic downturn affected the poorest countries the most, and noted that in these countries “things fall apart alarmingly fast”.

“Unless we build a worldwide recovery we face a looming catastrophe in human development,” Ban wrote.

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[3] Full article here : http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.581a8cdd9df65663e3db2cf1c153f2b3.41&show_article=1

[4] Financial crisis could trigger social unrest, warns UN chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/financial-crisis-could-trigger-social-unrest-warns-un-chief.html

[5] We saw the ‘crazy’ mortgages but failed to spot dangers of debt: Bank chief’s startling admission on financial crisis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/we-saw-the-crazy-mortgages-but-failed-to-spot-dangers-of-debt-bank-chiefs-startling-admission-on-financial-crisis.html

[6] Crisis meeting called on violent protest across Europe: http://www.prisonplanet.com/crisis-meeting-called-on-violent-protest-across-europe.html

[7] Global employment crisis will stir social unrest, warns UN agency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/global-employment-crisis-will-stir-social-unrest-warns-un-agency.html

[8] IMF Chief Warns Of Riots In Response To Economic Crisis: http://www.prisonplanet.com/imf-chief-warns-of-riots-in-response-to-economic-crisis.html

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