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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Here are two videos of youth voices from the 67th Commission on the Status of Women session (#CSW67). Loretto at the UN was thrilled to welcome students from Loretto schools again in…Read More
Join hosts Loretto at the UN, We Love Reading, Daughters of Charity, and Academy of Mt. St. Ursula at the Education in the digital age: “We Love Reading” Intergenerational Dialogue…Read More
Even though much of the action related to the United Nations occurs at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Beth Blissman, Loretto’s United Nations Representative, appreciated the opportunity for a speaking…Read More
The UN Climate Talks (COP27) are coming up soon (6 to 18 November 2022), as governments convene in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. You can follow the conference virtually with the Loretto…Read More
This year is the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Nuclear war was avoided then. We need to avoid it now in the Ukraine and for future generations. Loretto…Read More
Loretto at the UN co-sponsored the Girls SpeakOut event held at the U.N. yesterday, and it was truly inspirational. This year, in recognition of the existing and growing gaps in…Read More
Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 22, 2022 … Blissman said the NPT talks were “yet one more example of how the U.N. operates in silos on different existential…Read More
Posted by Global Sisters Report on September 5, 2022 Sisters and congregational advocates at the United Nations are disappointed but not surprised at the breakdown of a monthlong meeting examining…Read More
[The positive changes in Ireland] took the perseverance, the ingenuity and the firm passion and commitment of women on the ground — and we come back to where we started out ……Read More
The Loretto Community is recognized as an NGO (non-governmental organization), accredited with consultative status at the United Nations. The consultative work is carried out by Loretto at the UN, which…Read More
Even though most of the events during the 66th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66) were virtual due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we enjoyed strong youth participation.…Read More
Published by the Global Sisters Report on March 28, 2022 As part of the United Nations’ annual two-week Commission on the Status of Women, the Loretto Community celebrated a congregational…Read More