The Order becomes a UN recognized NGO
The Order of St. George has been officially recognized as a Non-governmental organization (NGO), with special consultative status, by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
This valuable status enables us to engage officially with ECOSOC as well as with the United Nations Secretariat and UN programmes.
Special consultative status allows the Order to designate official representatives to the UN Headquarters in New York and the UN offices in Geneva and Vienna. Our representatives can now participate in UN conferences and events, and can sit as observers in meetings of ECOSOC and the UN General Assembly, the Human Rights Council, and other UN intergovernmental decision making bodies. The Order can now also submit written statements to the UN Council, and has access to a variety of UN facilities.
“Gaining official UN status is another step forward in the international development of our Order and its work,” said our Grand Prior, Chevalier Simon McIlwaine. “It is recognition of the growing professionalism in the way in which we operate, and I should like to thank all of those within the Order for their hard work in making official UN status for our organization a reality.”