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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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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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From Loretto at the United Nations: Update on the TPNW

By Beth Blissman CoL / September 1, 2020 /
A blue circle with white text: Loretto at the UN, Logo with a white dove graphic.

Among the numerous acronyms spoken daily at the United Nations, the TPNW or Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is one of the most important. It signals the desire…

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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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From Loretto at the UN: A Quick Pivot Leads to an Inspiring Visit 

By Beth Blissman CoL / July 1, 2020 /
Eight women smiling together for a group picture in a small room with maps, art, and posters decorating the walls.

In a typical year, Loretto at the UN welcomes an intergenerational delegation of feminists in mid-March to U.N.’s headquarters in New York City for the annual Commission on the Status…

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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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2020 An Important Year for Loretto at the UN

By Loretto Community / February 1, 2020 /
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Beth Blissman reports that Loretto at the UN wrapped up 2019 by welcoming Sister Mary Akuoku FST from Ghana for a brief, yet enjoyable visit. The United Nations turned 75…

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Amy Maltz – Loretto Volunteer at the UN

By Loretto Community / December 4, 2019 /
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The 2019-20 Loretto Volunteer placed with Loretto at the UN is Amy Maltz. Amy was raised in Salem, Oregon but moved to Southern California to attend college at the University…

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New York City is a Hopping Place — Just Ask the Loretto at the UN Team Members!

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2019 /
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This fall has brought constant preparation and activity for Loretto at the UN. Much attention is being paid to our new Loretto Volunteer Amy Maltz, and we are meeting with…

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Loretto at the UN welcomes students

By Beth Blissman CoL / November 5, 2019 /

“I firmly believe the work we do at the United Nations is a clear expression of Loretto’s impact in the world …” Kathy Baldwin-Heitman CoL March 2019 marked the 11th…

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Intentional Community: An Authentic Sign of Hope (Proposal 10)

By Jean East CoL / November 1, 2019 /
Two women, Beth Blissman and Jean East, smiling brightly for a picture together indoors in front of a plain white wall. One woman has short white hair and a pink shirt, the other woman has short dark grey hair and a dark purple shirt, both of them are wearing reading glasses.

 A conference in Hudson, N.Y., provided signs of hope through the topic “Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities.” Beth Blissman and I attended the conference this past July. The conference…

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The United Nations Works for Girls’ Rights

By Beth Blissman CoL / September 1, 2019 /
Two women with long brown hair pulled back and a man standing in the middle smiling together for a group picture indoors. They are all wearing matching lanyards with blue cards on the end.

The United Nations works through commissions, members of countries’ delegations, that join together on specific issues. For example, the Loretto Community is concerned with girls’ rights and women’s liberation, so…

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