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LGW contributes to debate at the UN on inclusiveness and equality

At the event, the organization presented its recommendations based on its extensive experience in combating poverty and inequality.

The Legion of Good Will (LGW) participated from July 16-19 in the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

On the occasion, the organization shared its recommendations on the theme “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” with government delegations, international agencies, authorities and civil society organizations attending the event.

These considerations were based on the organization's extensive experience in combating poverty and inequality through its initiatives in the areas of social assistance and education for almost 70 years in Brazil, coupled with the experience of the LGW of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal and the United States.

Such work has a replicable model that takes into account the needs and particularities of each region because it is centered on integral human development and the awakening of the Global Citizen.

LGW shares best practices at UN Trusteeship Council

On Friday 19, the LGW spoke at the UN Trusteeship Council in New York and presented the organization's important social work to world leaders, heads of state and representatives of civil society organizations attending the ECOSOC meeting. The oral statement was broadcast in real-time by UN TV worldwide.

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To those present, Danilo Parmegiani, LGW representative at the UN, highlighted the organization's initiatives in the areas of social assistance and education, which contribute to the fight against poverty and inequality in Brazil for almost seven decades, added to the experience of the LGW of Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal, and the United States.


The LGW representatives also shared these good practices, which can be found in the GOOD WILL Sustainable Development magazine, with several authorities, including the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres.

On Thursday, 18, the LGW representatives handed over to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, a Portuguese edition of the Good Will magazine, documenting the LGW's contribution to the debate on inclusiveness and equality.

With great appreciation, Mr. Guterres talked to Danilo Parmegiani and received a Portuguese copy of the magazine.

The President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, also received the LGW with enthusiasm in another important event of the United Nations. At the time, she recognized the relevance of the organization's work in Latin America.

Adriana Parmegiani

María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.

During the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held in March 2019, Ms. Espinosa had already praised the work of the LGW.

Upon receiving the publication, New York Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson made a point of praising the work of the LGW in favor of inclusion and equality and reinforced his affection for Brazil.

Adriana Parmegiani

J. Phillip Thompson (left), deputy mayor of New York City.

One of the highlights of this issue of GOOD WILL magazine is the message of the LGW's President, José de Paiva Netto, who states: “Charity, in its most profound expression, should be one of the major statutes in Politics, since it is not limited to the simple, honorable act of giving bread. That is a feeling that— while illuminating the Soul of the members of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government—will lead the people to a regime in which Solidarity is the foundation of Economy in its most wide-reaching sense."

The organization's official statement was received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, translated into its official languages and distributed to all government delegations, agencies and representatives attending the event. The document became available at the UN Official Document System under the symbol E / 2019 / NGO / 27.

LGW at the UN

The Legion of Good Will is a Brazilian civil society organization with general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 1999 and associated with the UN Department of Global Communications since 1994. This allows it to participate and contribute to the discussion of development themes proposed by the international entity and its member states.