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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Youth Eagerly Return to New York for the 67th U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 26, 2023 /
Several students sit around a small conference table to give a presentation at the United Nations.

After three years of online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was pure joy to welcome 16 students from Loretto schools in Denver and El Paso to the 67th…

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Updates from Loretto at CSW67

By Loretto Community / March 16, 2023 /

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…

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Education in the digital age: “We Love Reading” Intergenerational Dialogue

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2023 /

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…

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Loretto and BVM at the United Nations: The Midwest Tour 2022

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2022 /

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…

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UN Climate Talks (COP27) – Virtual Delegation with Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / October 26, 2022 /

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…

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Prayer for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

By Loretto Community / October 19, 2022 /

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…

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Loretto at the UN celebrates the 10th annual celebration of the International Day of the Girl

By Beth Blissman CoL / October 12, 2022 /

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…

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Increased nuclear threat may renew interest in disarmament, advocates say

By Loretto Community / September 26, 2022 /

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…

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Sisters disappointed at outcome of UN nuclear disarmament meetings

By Loretto Community / September 14, 2022 /

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…

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Loretto Peace Committee recognizes work of the Irish Ambassador to the U.N., Geraldine Byrne Nason

By Loretto Community / August 31, 2022 /
Woman with glasses sits in front of United Nations backdrop

[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 ……

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Collaborative Efforts Bolster Loretto’s U.N. Mission

By Loretto Community / July 18, 2022 /

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…

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UN Intern: Emma Sandu, Student at Ohio State University

By Loretto Community / June 23, 2022 /

Loretto at the UN is excited to welcome Emma Sandu as our 2022 summer UN intern. Emma is a sophomore at the Ohio State University majoring in world politics with a…

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