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Extra! Extra! Loretto Newsletters Available!

By Libby Comeaux CoL / April 1, 2019 /

It may surprise you to know of the many newsletters that have sprung up from various working groups within the Loretto Community. Below is a list for your information. If…

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From Loretto at UN: International Women’s Day 2019

By Beth Blissman CoL / April 1, 2019 /

In March as we celebrated Women’s Month, the United Nations recognized International Women’s Day on March 8, with the theme of “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.” This theme…

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Loretto at the UN to Launch New Curriculum

By Loretto Community / January 25, 2019 /

Click here to read about Loretto at the UN’s launching of a new curriculum.

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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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