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Dr. William Shija

❝ (..)I hope my message will, in a small way, add to the voices from those who believe that the time has come for the international community, particularly through the United Nations, to designate a day in a year to be known as the World NGO Day..❞ (2012)

Dr William Shija (28 April 1947 – 4 October 2014), Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

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Message to the World NGO Day 2012 by Dr. William F. Shija, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Dr. William F. Shija, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and avid supporter of the World NGO Day:

“I find these objectives to be key components of what is expected in the work of the organisations that seek to complement the work of established public sector institutions for the public good. In this world of ever challenging economic and social issues, governments alone cannot succeed in meeting the demands and needs of entire populations. The contribution of other bodies, particularly NGOs, is necessary. In the world today, problems caused by political activities, health epidemics, food and water scarcity, lack of educational materials, NGOs are increasingly being called to participate in providing solutions and facilities.

I am delighted that the Summit 2012 is being held at this time when many corners of the globe have populations calling for reforms to improve the economic benefits of the majority. I believe that NGOs are key vehicles to leverage the socio-economic development of countries and regions. I believe in the argument that, if equity was properly applied, the world had sufficient resources to alleviate abject poverty and misery.

I hope my message will, in a small way, add to the voices from those who believe that the time has come for the international community, particularly through the United Nations, to designate a day in a year to be known as the World NGO Day.”