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Come & See - invites you to join us for prayer and conversation on Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) invites you to join us for prayer and conversation on Saturday, April 8, 2017. If you are a womanover the age of 18 interested in meeting the Loretto Sisters, please join us for a Come and See. Location: Loretto College, 70 St Mary St., Toronto (Bay south of Bloor on the west side)Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 Time: 10:30am - 3:00pm

IBVM at the United Nations Update No 14. 08/15

Network of Province UN Representatives

IBVM at the United Nations - Update No 13. 6/15

Thanks for opening this UN UPDATE for June 2015. The Pope and Ban Ki-moon collaborate on issues of extreme importance for the human family and our planet; the 2015 NGO conference at the United Nations to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN: Global collaboration through the Arts: Local justice issue, a global justice and our efforts to stop human trafficking.

UN NGO Update

IBVM at the United Nations Update No 11. 02/15

IBVM Corporate Stance on Human Trafficking

At the General Congregation held in September 2014 at Loyola, Spain, the following statement was adopted:

International Day of the Girl 2014

Theme: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence Research has shown that simply being born a girl can leave a child at a huge disadvantage in life. In the poorest societies a girl faces greater risk of malnutrition, hunger and disease compared to her brothers. She will have fewer opportunities for an education and career. In many developing countries 1 out of 7 girls marries...

Beginning the Second Decade at the United Nations

Many thanks for your good wishes and for sharing your activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the IBVM at the UN. Special thanks to the Advisory Committee and to those who had the task of distributing different pieces of information at close intervals. The beginning of the second decade of our presence at the United Nations brings with it hope and many possibilities for our International...

IBVM NGO - Celebrating 10 Years

The IBVM NGO has been associated the Department of Public Information at the United Nations for the last 10 years. At a recent meeting of the NGO Advisory Committee we decided to remember and celebrate the decade on February 20, 2014. Why February 20th? It is” World Day for Social Justice”. Our commitment to creating a just world throughout the world contributes to the efforts of the United...

The Day of the Girl

The 2013 International Day of the Girl Theme: Innovating for Girls’ Education. This year’s Day of the Girl Summit builds upon the momentum gained from the first International Day of the Girl and will further elevate the voices and needs of girls. The Summit has become a dynamic virtual platform that facilitates community resources to build the movement for girls’ human rights. This work deserves...

World Environment Day

What is World Environment Day? World Environment Day was established by the United Nations in 1972 to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage political attention and action. It is celebrated annually on 5 June. The United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa.