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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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St. Louis Climate Summit Summary

By Loretto Community / June 1, 2018 /

Beth Blissman attended one day of the three-day St. Louis Climate Summit with Roberta Hudlow. It was an enriching experience filled with academic analysis and fresh, local food. The highlight…

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UN NGO Chronicles Highlights of 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / June 1, 2018 /

“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…

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Loretto Connects with Cities for CEDAW

By Alice Kitchen / May 1, 2018 /

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.…

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Reflections from U.N.: Building Educational Infrastructure for the Commission on the Status of Women

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2018 /

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…

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Negotiation of Compacts This Year at United Nations

By Loretto Community / April 1, 2018 /

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…

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Loretto Takes Part in U.N.’s 62nd Conference on the Status of Women and Girls

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2018 /
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Loretto at the UN: Supporting Girls and Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2017 /

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…

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Supporting Women and Girls: Update from the United Nations

By Loretto Community / May 1, 2017 /

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…

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Beth Blissman Offers Her First Update from Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / March 31, 2017 /

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…

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