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60th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60)

LGW's Shares Pandemic-Related Best Practices at UN Event

The United Nation's 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) takes place largely online, from February 7 to 16 at the UN's Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

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United Nations headquarters in New York/USA.

This year's Commission discusses the topic "Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being and dignity for all:  eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda."

The LGW submitted its written statement to the event sharing best practices in promoting relief for socially vulnerable population during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the document, the LGW presents its recommendations based on its experience in the socio-educational area during the pandemic, highlighting the best practices and proposals presented during the 26th International Congress of Social Assistance, held online in 2021, on the topic “Social Inequality and Poverty: Psychosocial Impact of the Pandemic”, with over 4 thousand subscribers from 14 countries.

The opening lecture of this important congress had the special participation of Mrs. Katyna Argueta, resident representative in Brazil of the United Nations Development Program for Development (UNDP), who, on the occasion, presented her contributions on the subject addressed by the 60th session of the UN Commission.

The statement also highlights the editorial from the President of the LGW, José de Paiva Netto, published in the GOOD WILL Magazine (issue 257) "Hope Never Dies" in order to draw peoples’ attention to collective matters. “We have witnessed escalating violence at different levels. Likewise, it emerges as devastating pandemic, then, it bursts into misconducted politics, economy, and finances of a country, for example. It generates the exploitation of weaker nations by the most powerful ones, with social, cultural, scientific subjugation, and so on, added by environmental degradation by human beings. The devastation of our collective dwelling will not exempt all Earth tenants from its serious damage. The destruction of Nature is the extinction of the human race, as I have been saying for decades. Climate change, deforestation, pollution, and other inconsequent interferences in the numberless ecosystems may result in the emergence of new diseases transmitted by different species to human beings."

The LGW at the United Nations

Due to the wide scope of its programs, services and initiatives and the excellence of its work, the LGW maintains consultative relations with the United Nations. In 1994, the LGW became part of the Department of Global Communication (DGC) of the international organization and, in 1999, it was the first Brazilian NGO to be granted general consultative status, the highest degree, in the Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc/UN).