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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“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…Read More
This past March Beth Blissman and I attended the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women gathering in New York. While Beth oversaw 67 Loretto students from some six U.S.…Read More
By Kathy Baldwin-Heitman You’re 17. It is your first time in New York City. You have a BIG job to do. Are you prepared? Imagine yourself a junior or senior…Read More
By Mary Louise Pabello Editor’s Note: Mary Louise is a returning Loretto Volunteer now working as NGO U.N. Intern/Loretto Community. The Loretto Community has long supported migrants and refugees in…Read More
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…Read More
By Beth Blissman I wish to express my deep gratitude to all within Loretto who have expressed support of this important mission of our Community. I’m still a bit overwhelmed…Read More
By Beth Blissman Since the early 1990s, Loretto has had a presence at the United Nations. In official language, we are a non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status at the…Read More