The Diplomatic Society of St Gabriel is an international organization of the laity.
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.
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 White Helmets framework.
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, the Trilateral 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 Commission, UN Global Compact; World 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, part of the 800 year old Franciscan Order. The Militia of the Immaculata has over 3 million members in 48 countries.
The Diplomatic Society of St Gabriel is registered as a non-profit organization with the Secretary of State of Washington, USA.