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LBV at the UN

Participants at the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters, March 2016.

The relationship with the United Nations enables the Legion of Good Will to more effectively develop programs and projects in the areas of education, social, economic, sustainable development, and health and social communication by establishing partnerships with agents of main sectors of society that include the government, international agencies, socially responsible private organizations, academia, and other civil society organizations. In this respect, the Legion of Good Will represents the work of the LBV of Brazil, of Argentina, of Bolivia, of Paraguay, of Portugal, and of Uruguay in all of its activities with the United Nations. 

In 1994, the LBV first became associated with the United Nations through its Department of Public Information (DPI). The LBV's relationship with the United Nations grew in 1999 as it became the first and only Brazilian NGO with the General Consultative Status at the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Among its current activities, the LBV attends officials meetings, submits written statements, makes oral statements, meets official government delegations and other NGO representatives, and participates in debates, interactive dialogues, panel discussions, and informal meetings.