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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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Climate Change as a Root Cause of Migration: Exploring Contributing Factors and Interlinkages

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /

Join us at the UN NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 66th Forum where the LACC (Loretto Latin America/Caribbean Committee) will host the event, “Climate Change as a…

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Loretto at the UN: 30 Years and Counting of Working for Justice and Peace

By Loretto Community / March 14, 2022 /
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Loretto at the UN has been a recognized Non-Governmental Organization at the United Nations for three decades, addressing issues related to nuclear disarmament, peace and security, women and girls rights,…

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8th Annual Girl Speak Out: “Closing the Digital Divide to Accelerate Opportunity”

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /

Loretto at the UN and the Working Group on Girls invites you to the 8th Annual Girl Speak Out: “Closing the Digital Divide to Accelerate Opportunity” When: Monday, October 11,…

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International Teachers Day Twitter chat

By Loretto Community / October 1, 2021 /

Join Loretto at the UN on Twitter as we take part in some online activism via the #11DaysofAction leading up to the International Day of the Girl (#IDG2021)! Who: @LorettoattheUN…

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Celebrating 30 Years of Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / August 9, 2021 /
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This year we recognize and celebrate 30 years of Loretto presence at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. During that time we have garnered consultative status with both…

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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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Loretto Efforts Create Better Future for Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 15, 2021 /
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“I Am the Way,” Loretto Constitutions, #71, tells us, “We rely with hope on the Spirit of life whose power at work in us is able to do more than…

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CSW65

By Loretto Community / March 11, 2021 /

Through the auspices of Loretto at the UN – Loretto Community, another of Loretto’s many organizations that seeks to empower women and girls, Loretto once again is taking part in…

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Capitol riot mirrors insurrections outside US, say sisters with international duties

By Loretto Community / January 8, 2021 /

Published by the Global Sisters Report on January 8, 2021 Beth Blissman CoL was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report in response to the riot at the Capitol on January…

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Where does Loretto Belong? Loretto Belongs at the United Nations!

By Loretto Community / July 27, 2020 /

The Loretto Community is accredited with consultative status at the United Nations, where we advocate on the international level on issues important to the mission and goals of the Loretto…

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Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2020 /

The members of Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) are pleased to share an edited recording and concept note of the LACC event, “Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice,…

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Loretto Supports U.N. Endeavors Raising Up Women and Children

By Loretto Community / March 8, 2020 /

Loretto continues its longtime tradition of involvement in advancing the rights of women and girls through its work at the United Nations. This week Loretto at the UN was to…

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