IBVM at the United Nations

Promoting a More Humane, Just and Sustainable World

Cecilia O’Dwyer, IBVM

The worldwide IBVM Network in partnership with The Congregation of Jesus (CJ) is present at the United Nations in New York City.

The NGO office opened its doors in New York in September 2003 after receiving Associate Status with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. In 2015 it was granted special consultative status with ECOSOC.

Cynthia Mathew, CJ

Sr. Cecilia O’Dwyer, IBVM is the present Director of the NGO Office and the main representative to the UN.  Sr. Cynthia Mathew, CJ joined in 2017 as a NGO Representative.  Both communities, IBVM and CJ, now work in collaboration to promote a more humane, just and sustainable world.


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