Commission for Social Development CSocD -52
Statement submitted by the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, a non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council -ECOSOC
We, the Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries appreciate the efforts made by the United Nations (UN) to reach out to millions through a Global Survey for a Better World (My World Survey). My World Survey presents an important and unique opportunity to ensure that the voices of citizens are heard by their leaders on a global platform with its particular challenges. There can not be a better way to gather the aspirations of the people for the world they want. We also commend the UN efforts to combat poverty, eradicate epidemics, wars and conflicts, and establish a new economic system that ensures a fair distribution of wealth and consolidates bridges of trust among peoples across the world. The …
Oral Statement for CSocD 51,by Celine Paramunda the representative of Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries, an Ngo in special consultative status with ECOSOC. Our members are present in 5 continents involved in achieving health and other MDGs .
Madam Chair, distinguished delegates,ladies and gentle men,
Mahatma Gandhi’s words are relevant even today, ‘the world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed”. One of the main challenges for social development is lack of resources/revenues to the governments. In order to tackle poverty, we need to address some of its root causes. Third World Resurgence 2012 gives us following evidences where the money is going and where our attention needs to be focused to.
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