Loretto at the UN

Loretto Community is an NGO (non-governmental organization) accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The Loretto at the UN office works to disseminate information to the Loretto Community about issues being addressed at the United Nations and around the world. The NGO office also leverages the knowledge base of the Loretto Community for effective advocacy work with U.N. Member States and U.N. agencies. Having an office at the United Nations allows Loretto to advocate for human rights, Earth rights and a social-justice-oriented framework for creating international policy.

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Dialogues with Diplomats: Loretto at #CSW68

By Beth Blissman CoL / May 15, 2024 /
A group of high school students are pictured with an Irish diplomat at a coffee shop in New York during the 68th Commission on the Status of Women.

The results from our 28-member in-person Loretto/BVM Delegation to the 68th gathering of the United Nations (U.N.) Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW68) are in. It was another transformative…

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Investing in future leaders: The Loretto/BVM Delegation to #CSW68

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2024 /
A diverse group of young women gathers with Irish Ambassador Lisa Carty and Loretto at the UN representative Beth Blissman for a photo.

For Loretto, attending the 68th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) was an invaluable opportunity to explore pathways to a better world. At a time when women and…

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CSW68 Parallel Event – Action Across Generations for Empowering Girls through Education

By Loretto Community / March 13, 2024 /
A large group of teenagers pose for a photo in a school gym.

Join Loretto at the UN and the Loretto Feminist Network (LFN) for some excellent intergenerational and inter-religious conversation at their CSW parallel event 2:30-4 pm ET on Friday, March 15,…

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CSW68 Parallel Event – Access to Education for Girls: Addressing SRHR Challenges in Tanzania and Beyond

By Loretto Community / March 13, 2024 /
A large group of teenagers pose for a photo in a school gym.

In conjunction with CSW68, Loretto/BVM at the UN will co-sponsor an event with the Kila Dada Initiative (KDI) at 8:30am, March 14, 2024 (language is English). The event addresses solutions…

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Immigration Spotlight: Life at the border – Asylum seekers and migrant women at Mexico/US border

By Loretto Community / March 12, 2024 /

Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) of the Loretto Community invite you to an NGO CSW Forum virtual Parallel Event on the occasion of the 68th Commission on the Status of Women When: …

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Loretto at the UN says “Save the Date for #CSW68”

By Loretto Community / February 27, 2024 /

Loretto at the UN has been preparing for the upcoming U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68)!  CSW68 will take place 11-22 March 2024 and the themes are poverty…

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Loretto at the UN represents at the United Nations Climate Talks

By Loretto Community / December 8, 2023 /

The United Nations Climate Talks (COP28) are taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 12 in Dubai City, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Loretto at the UN has coordinated a virtual…

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Loretto/BVM at the UN Supports the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 15, 2023 /
Two women smiling in front of a banner with the world on it that says "End the Era of Coal, Oil and Gas. Fast. Fair. Forever."

The Fossil Fuel Non-proliferation treaty (FFNPT) is a proposal for a new international mechanism to complement the Paris Climate Agreement and address the root cause of the climate crisis: fossil fuels. This…

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2023 a busy year for Loretto/BVM at the UN; meet our new intern!

By Loretto Community / November 13, 2023 /
Beth Blissman and new Loretto at the UN intern, Leslie Baron, beam for a selfie as they hold up their UN ID cards.

Thank you so much for your support of Loretto/BVM (Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Dubuque) at the United Nations (UN). After many closures due to the…

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From Loretto at the UN: Resources for information and reflection regarding the violence in Israel and Palestine

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 1, 2023 /

General Situational Update Statement from the Bureau of the Committee of Religious NGOs (CRNGO) We remind our members, partners, and supporters worldwide that violence is not inevitable. It is a choice.…

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Loretto at the UN Celebrates the International Day of the Girl

By Loretto Community / October 12, 2023 /

This past week we celebrated the International Day of the Girl (#IDG2023)! Amidst the ongoing global conflict and natural disasters, it was a welcome break to take a moment to…

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Rosie Casey represents Loretto at the UN at Peace Boat Blue Innovation Reception

By Loretto Community / September 6, 2023 /
Woman stands next to a large framed poster in Japanese and English entitled "Towards a nuclear-free world"

Peace Boat is an international NGO that creates and implements global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability. On a visit to the port of Honolulu on September 2-3,…

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