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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Loretto at the UN: Supporting Girls and Women

By Beth Blissman CoL / December 1, 2017 /
Three women smiling together while sitting at a desk with digital screens and table microphones in front of them.

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 Beth Blissman CoL / May 1, 2017 /
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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 after attending the…

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Beth Blissman Offers Her First Update from Loretto at the UN

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2017 /
Two women, both wearing glasses, smiling for a selfie.

Since the early 1990s, Loretto has had a presence at the United Nations. In governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status at the United Nations. Building on the work of Pat…

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‘Religious at the United Nations’ Names Sally Dunne Project Director for Hilton-funded U.N. Initiative

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Older woman smiling gleefully in front of greenery.

By Sally Dunne The informal group of sisters, brothers, priests, and others who represent their respective Catholic religious congregations at the United Nations is called RUN — “Religious at the…

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Loretto Goes to World Humanitarian Summit 2016

By Loretto Community / September 1, 2016 /
Five diverse individuals smiling together for a photo.

By Theresa Kubasak “I’ve been at the Summit for two days and this is the best thing I’ve heard! We need to listen to refugees. Everyone in Europe should be…

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