World business leaders call for a jobs-led recovery in Davos

ILO Director-General Juan Somavia welcomed a statement adopted by the International Business Council.

News | 08 February 2010

The International Business Council (IBC) of the World Economic Forum in Davos urged heads of governments to follow through on commitments made at recent high-level meetings, including the G20 in Pittsburgh and agreed on a statement calling for a “concerted effort to put decent jobs at the heart of the recovery”. The Business Leaders’ Declaration on International Trade and Economic Recovery embodies the convergence of public policies and private investment that will be needed to forge a global jobs response to the crisis.