The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Congregation of Jesus work in collaboration at the United Nationswhere our goal is to promote a more humane, just and sustainable world.
Our NGO focus is mainly on Women and Children within the context of Social Development, Sustainable Development and Human Rights. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)are a powerful tool in mobilising our energies in education, awareness raising and advocacy and provide a cohesive framework for our efforts. Specific areas of involvement are:
The eradication of poverty
Gender equality – focus on girls
Access to quality education and health
Trafficking of human persons
Financing for Development
These areas are in alignment with the GC14 Calls and Laudate Sí. Our fuller Mission Statement can be found here. We are supported by an international advisory group and liaise closely with justice animators and networks within our provinces.
We welcome partnership with suitably qualified interns for 3-6 month periods. Loreto Australia and South East Asia is sponsoring an internship across 2020-2021. We post regularly through our social media channels, often inviting input from our provinces and schools in preparation for various UN summits, conferences, interventions and side-events.