The Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Generalate) is an international congregation of Catholic Women Religious. It opened its NGO office in New York in September 2003, having received Associate Status with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. In 2015 it was granted special consultative status with ECOSOC. The worldwide IBVM Network is present at the United Nations where the voice of civil society is of increasing importance in multilateral decisions on vision and goals aimed at encouraging the human community to peaceful and respectful collaboration in a way that benefits all people and our planet.                                                                                                                                            The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda provides a framework for our work with the United Nations. Transforming our World: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with its 17 goals mobilizes our energies in education, awareness raising and advocacy. Women and children are our specific areas of concern and act as a lens through which we address areas such as the Eradication of Poverty, Education for Global Citizenship,Trafficking in Persons, Gender Equality, Financing for development.

 Partnership in Spirit

Mary Mallany
UN Rep for Canadian IBVM Province
Clean Water and Sanitation
Climate Action
Gender Equality
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities