All European leaders could work with the US to forge "stronger transatlantic links", he said in a speech in Boston on the last day of his US trip.
He urged them to work together to reform institutions like the UN, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
They needed reforming to meet modern challenges, he told an audience at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library.
The tantalising possibilities of a world where as John F Kennedy put it, the strong are just, the weak secure and the peace preserved are matched only by the terrifying risks of us failing to seize this moment
Mr Brown, who is said to be angry that his trip to the US has been overshadowed by rows at home over his tax reforms, wants the UN to become more effective in conflict prevention and resolution.
He also wants the IMF to develop as an early warning system to prevent problems like the global credit crunch and the World Bank to acquire a new environmental emphasis.
He said: "Now is an opportunity for an historic effort in co-operation; a new dawn in collaborative action between America and Europe - a new commitment from Europe that I believe all European leaders can work with America to forge stronger transatlantic links.
"For I sense common ground between our two great continents in the urgent need for renewal and reform."
Continuing this theme, he called for "strong regional organisations, building up the African Union as we built up the European Union".
Gordon Brown called for global economic policies that benefit both rich and poor
[THE SHERIFF & TAX COLLECTOR OF DOWNING STREET, IN LONDON, ENGLAND, NOW WISHES TO HELP THE EU COMMISSION SHERIFFS & TAX COLLECTORS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE STREETS OF BRUSSELS, BELGIUM TO ELEVATE THE UNITED NATIONS TO THE SHERIFFS & TAX COLLECTORS OF PALAIS DES NATIONS, IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, SO THAT THEY CAN ASSUME THE ROLE OF A GLOBAL ROBIN HOOD]
Ultimately, he called for established institutions to "bring to a troubled world the humanitarian and peacekeeping and the support for stability and reconstruction that has been absent for too long", all of which would be "built around the vision of a global society founded on revitalised international rules and institutions".
[THIS IS THE SUPERIOR MORAL, SENTIMENTAL AND POLITICALLY CORRECT JUSTIFICATION FOR TOP-DOWN CENTRALIZED GLOBAL GOVERNANCE - LEST ANYONE DISAGREES, THEY ARE LABELED REACTIONARIES, SOVEREIGNTISTS, OBSTRUCTIONISTS, RACISTS, FASCISTS, ETC. ]
He also said that emerging nations such as China, India, South Africa and Brazil should have a greater influence in organisations like the G8, the IMF and the World Bank.
We have the opportunity to come together around a global covenant [??]to reframe the international architecture
"Today - as we face these new global challenges - the tantalising possibilities of a world where as John F Kennedy put it, the strong are just, the weak secure and the peace preserved are matched only by the terrifying risks of us failing to seize this moment," he said.
"For the first time in human history we have the opportunity to come together around a global covenant to reframe the international architecture and build the truly global society."
[DEAR, DEAR MR. BROWN - THERE ARE ONLY THREE IMPORTANT COVENANTS: TO FAMILY, GOD & COUNTRY]
Mr Brown has met President Bush and the three presidential candidates, senators John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in private meetings during his three-day trip.
But it has been overshadowed in the US media by that of Pope Benedict XVI, and he is said to believe a row over his decision to abolish the lowest rate of income tax at home has been exaggerated by the UK media.
On Thursday he broke off from meetings to telephone Labour MP Angela Smith to persuade her not to quit as a ministerial aide over the issue.
Later Ms Smith issued a statement denying she was about to quit as a parliamentary aide to Treasury Chief Secretary Yvette Cooper.
But since then four more ministerial aides have joined protests at the abolition of the 10p tax rate - although none have threatened to resign.
In total more than 70 Labour MPs have signed one of three motions protesting about the tax move, which came into force this month.
British prime minister calls for global ’interdependence’
By Associated Press
April 18, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his first foreign policy address in the United States, called on the U.S. and Europe today to lead a new era of global "interdependence" aimed at solving international problems such as terrorism, poverty and climate change.
[IN OTHER WORDS, GORDON BROWN IS SERVING AS 'THE LEAD' FOR THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN PROMOTING WHAT IS NOTHING LESS THAN GLOBAL ONE-WORLDISM OR KUMBAYA, GO-ALONG-TO-GET-ALONG DIPLOMACY]
"We urgently need to step out of the mindset of competing interests and instead find our common interests, and we must summon up the best instincts and efforts of humanity in a cooperative effort to build new international rules and institutions for the new global era," Brown said in a speech to about 350 invited guests at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Brown cited Kennedy’s Independence Day speech in 1962, when the president proposed a "new and global declaration of interdependence." Brown said Kennedy’s call for public service "still reverberates around the world and always will."
Noting Kennedy’s creation of the Peace Corps, Brown called for the creation of "a new kind of global peace and reconstruction corps," which he described as an organization of trained civilian experts available any time to rebuild states.
[DEAR MR. BROWN, THE UN ALREADY HAS THE 'BLUE HELMETS' AND WE ALL SEE HOW EFFECTIVE THEY ARE IN PREVENTING GLOBAL CONFLICTS, LET ALONE, IN KEEPING THE PEACE ONCE THE BATTLES HAVE BEEN WON...]
Brown also talked about U.S. leadership following World War II, include the Marshall Plan that funneled millions in economic aid and technical assistance to help rebuild Europe.
"We must summon inspiration from the vision, humanity and leadership shown by those reformers to guide our actions today," he said.
Brown reiterated his call for reform of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations to give emerging countries such as China, India and Brazil more say in the international institutions.
He called on the World Bank to intensify programs to reduce poverty and said the institution should become a bank for both development and the environment by transferring billions in loans and grants to encourage the poorest countries to adopt alternative sources of energy.
[WHAT MR. BROWN REALLY MEANS IS TRANSFER/REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH, TECHNOLOGIES & KNOW-HOW AT CONCESSION-RATE OR ROYALTY-FREE PRICES]
He said the deal, which would replace the Kyoto Protocol that was rejected by the U.S. and expires in 2012, should be led by the United Nations and needs to set binding targets for all developed countries.
[MR. BROWN SHOWS HIS TRUE COLORS HERE - TOP-DOWN CENTRALIZED UN-BASED GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND ALONG WITH IT, ALL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES AROUND THE WORLD]
Brown, who has overseen some U.K. troop withdrawals in Iraq and sought to soothe public anger in Britain over the unpopular war, did not mention Iraq directly. But he insisted he would support future military action to intervene in failing states.
He praised President Bush for leading the world in an attempt to root out terrorism and "our common commitment that there be no safe haven for terrorists."
Brown said the United States and Europe should act as "hardheaded internationalists," and use "diplomatic, economic, and yes, when necessary military action _ to prevent crimes against humanity when states can no longer do so."
[MR. BROWN DENOUNCES U.S. HEGEMONY, BUT FAVORS US-EU JOINT HEGEMONY. HIS HE NOT BEING HYPOCRITICAL???]
Gordon Brown's US speech calls for new global finance rules
By Andrew Porter, Political Editor, in Boston
An international early warning system should be established to ensure that future credit squeezes are identified and dealt with before the effects become widespread, says Gordon Brown.
In a foreign policy speech in Boston, the Prime Minister urged America to join him in pushing for reform of the major international institutions including the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
At the end of his three-day trip to the US Mr Brown also said the world faced "terrifying risks" if countries "failed to seize the moment".
Mr Brown told an audience at the John F Kennedy Library that globalisation should combine free trade and open economies with policies promoting fairness and justice.
He said: "My proposal is that we set new global rules for a new 21st century global system with: a global trade deal that benefits rich and poor countries alike; a new international financial architecture and economic institutions that end the mismatch between global capital flows and only the national supervision of them - with the IMF an early warning system for the global economy, focused on crisis prevention rather than just crisis resolution."
Mr Brown has used his trip to meet Wall Street bankers to discuss the credit crunch. Yesterday, in Washington he met Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
The two talked about what measures can be taken to alleviate the effects of the economic downturn. Next week, the Treasury is expected to announce measures to get the mortgage companies lending again, including taking on some debt in exchange for the lenders' co-operation with market liquidity.
Mr Brown also wants a reformed United Nations that is more effective and relevant to the 21st century that will give greater leadership and can give better assistance to poorer countries.
He told the audience, which included Senator Edward Kennedy: "During the year to come I want this debate about change to become a global dialogue about renewal as we embark upon a task perhaps more ambitious than even the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 [which established international monetary rules]."
He added: "American leadership will be indispensable."