Humanitarian Diplomacy

The DSSG supports the advancement of Humanitarian Diplomacy. To this end we are involved in active relations with major international humanitarian organizations and both governmental and non-governmental groups.

Among the main concerns of the Society is ensuring the usefulness and timeliness of humanitarian aid delivery. At both the global and local levels, DSSG members work with aid donors and recipients towards these ends. In particular, the Society supports the works of the UN White Helmets framework.

International Personality

The Diplomatic Society is a international organization. International practice shows that persons and bodies other than states are often the subjects of international rights and duties, such developments are not inconsistent with the structure of international law. Civil Society Organizations such as the Society therefore enjoy international legal personality. Many of our members, as diplomats and consuls, are individuals with privileges and immunities protected by the Vienna Convention. The Society is pursuing formal registration with international and national authorities. As per the Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in their Relations with International Organizations of a Universal Character 1975.

Established by the Catholic diplomats - hailed from Mozambique, the Philippines, Slovakia, the United States and Venezuela - the Society gradually expanded and became a truly global network. The members of the Society are foreign servants or international affairs professionals in Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Mozambique, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovakia, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States and Venezuela.

Members also serve with a number of international government and civil society organizations, including the United Nations Secretariat, theTrilateral Commission, the Council of Foreign Relations, and numerous Diplomatic & Consular Associations.

The DSSG is honored to be listed with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)European CommissionUN Global CompactWorld Council of Churches (WCC)International Alliance of Catholic Knights (IACK), the US Military Archdiocese, the Archdiocese of Manila and many other diplomatic and faith-based organizations worldwide.  

The Diplomatic Society of St Gabriel is recognized by the Militia of the Immaculata / USA (http://consecration.com) part of the 800 year old Franciscan Order. The M.I. has over 3 million members in 48 countries. Fr. Patrick Greenough, OFM Conv Minister Provincial and North American President of the Milita of the Immaculata serves as our “Spiritual Protector”. The Order of St Francis has 11,000 Brother in 101 nations worldwide.

Audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Meeting with His Eminence Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop of Manila

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