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Beth, a Loretto Co-member, is the Community’s UN NGO representative.
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Loretto at the UN Adapts to Virtual Commission Meeting in Style

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 13, 2021 /
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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), a functional commission of the United Nations Eco-nomic and Social Council (ECO-SOC), is composed of 45 member states that serve on a…

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New York City is a Hopping Place — Just Ask the Loretto at the UN Team Members!

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 2, 2019 /

This fall has brought constant preparation and activity for Loretto at the UN. Much attention is being paid to our new Loretto Volunteer Amy Maltz, and we are meeting with…

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Loretto at the UN welcomes students

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 5, 2019 /

“I firmly believe the work we do at the United Nations is a clear expression of Loretto’s impact in the world …” Kathy Baldwin-Heitman CoL March 2019 marked the 11th…

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The United Nations Works for Girls’ Rights

By Beth Blissman CoL / September 1, 2019 /

The United Nations works through commissions, members of countries’ delegations, that join together on specific issues. For example, the Loretto Community is concerned with girls’ rights and women’s liberation, so…

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Hope for the future: Loretto Volunteers at the UN

By Beth Blissman CoL / August 27, 2019 /

Since being invited to represent the Loretto Community at the United Nations 2 1/2 years ago, I have had the chance to work with numerous young people and my hope…

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Exploring Gender Justice: From #MeToo to #WeToo

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 10, 2019 /

At the recent U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (March 2019), Loretto at the UN co-sponsored a parallel event entitled “Breakthrough in Transforming Patriarchy: The Promise of Gender Equity…

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Loretto Active at #CSW63

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 2, 2019 /

Loretto at the UN was so grateful to be able to host more than 30 Loretto/BVM students, teachers, volunteers and guests for the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 /

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme…

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Spirituality of Sustainability

By Beth Blissman CoL / October 1, 2018 /

During long summer days when plentiful sunshine, fresh tomatoes and ripe peaches are easy to come by it’s not a difficult task to talk about God’s presence in nature. As…

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UN NGO Chronicles Highlights of 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 1, 2018 /

“Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” was the priority theme of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The…

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Loretto at the UN: Supporting Girls and Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2017 /

When I arrived at the United Nations office a year ago, the first meeting Sally Dunne took me to was the Working Group on Girls (WGG). I joined WGG’s Mission…

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