New York, 6 April 2012. The Constantinian Order presented a document at the United Nations on the Conference on Poverty and ECOSOC at the invitation of the UN Economic and Social Council which will hold its regular session in New York from 2-9 July 2012.
In the prospective of the Conference on Poverty and the initiatives of the ECOSOC for the realization of the principles of the millennium development goals, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George has presented the document, herewith attached, which is the first contribution of the Constantinian Order to the U.N. activities.
Meanwhile it was reported to ECOSOC the name of the official who will follow the meetings in New York in order to participate in the final working phase by the Head of the Constantinian Delegation at the United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Substantive session of 2012
New York, 2-9 July 2012
High-level segment: annual ministerial review
April 6, 2012
Written Statement for the ECOSOC High Level Segment 2012
The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, in special consultative status with ECOSOC, has the historic mission of helping the sick, the needy and the most disadvantaged in society. Through the involvement of its 3000 members organized in national and regional delegations operating in Benin, Equador, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afganistan countries, the Order provides medical and social assistance, disaster relief in the case of armed conflicts and natural catastrophes, emergency services, help for the elderly, the handicapped and children in need and the provision of first aid training, and support for refugees and internally displaced persons regardless of race, origin or religion.
Poverty is an exceptionally complicated social phenomenon, and trying to eradicate it is equally complicated. The Order welcomes the promotion of productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive, sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels.
Having witnessed first-hand the massive challenges facing less developed countries as well as those facing the unemployed in the advanced world, the Order emphasizes that there is no one global approach to resolving unemployment and regional disadvantage. Rather, free market initiatives and government regulation must be balanced as appropriate within national and cultural contexts.
The Order urges national governments, the private sector and community sectors to engage in a structured collaboration in identifying and assessing strategies to address poverty and inequality firmly at the centre of its development and to create lasting solutions. The Order further urges the global community to work together to eradicate poverty, promote sustainable human development, accelerate economic growth, increase the efficiency of government services and facilitate a nation’s integration into the global economy.
For its part, the Order reaffirms its commitment to the MDGs and underscores its intention to engage in collaborative projects that advance within its sphere of influence the MDG principles as well as the broader development goals of the United Nations relating to sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels.