Skip to content
Starburst-Icon

UN

Loretto is a non-governmental organization at the United Nations. Loretto collaborates with other NGOs to forward our values of peace and justice. Learn more about Loretto at the UN.

Home » UN » Page 2

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 review theme was “Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an…

Read More

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. locations to expose them to women worldwide, I met with the Cities for CEDAW (Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) leaders. We met…

Read More

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 in high school. You have been accepted to serve as a delegate to the United Nations by the Loretto Community to the upcoming Commission on…

Read More

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 our midst. Here is an update on what has been happening on a global level at the United Nations. In September 2016, the U.N. General…

Read More

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

By Loretto Community / March 23, 2018 /
Read More

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 Advocacy Committee and began to visit the offices where diplomats work. These are called missions, oddly enough. We would share our priorities from WGG and…

Read More

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 after attending the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations, but here are a few thoughts and links for future…

Read More

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 United Nations. Building on the work of Pat Kenoyer, Nancy Finneran, Betty Obal, Mary Peter Bruce and Sally Dunne, I’m deeply honored to bring Loretto…

Read More
Cupola Cross 2-Icon

Loretto welcomes you

Learn more or plan a visit to the Motherhouse!