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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is trying to make an end run around the U.N.’s system for negotiating collective-bargaining agreements with its workers. Maybe he needs to call in his organization's International Labor Organization to monitor its own actions.

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The International Labor Organization opened a summit in Geneva on Monday on the worsening global unemployment crisis. World leaders, including France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Brazil's Lula da Silva, will meet to discuss what they believe will be some 239 million unemployed worldwide by the end of this year.

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