United Nations


Shadowing Winifred Doherty at the United Nations

By Jeanette McDermott

Shadowing Winifred Doherty, RGS, at the United Nations was a fascinating endeavor. I spent the first two weeks of February shadowing Winifred at the United Nations. My goal was to document Winifred’s actions as the Congregation’s Main NGO representative to the UN so others might understand her role. The 54th Commission for Social Development (CSocD54)…

gospel space

Gospel space: a nun’s view of the United Nations

By Jeanette McDermott

Gospel space. That’s what Winifred Doherty calls the United Nations, the place where she is engaged in ministry for Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Winifred says that every aspect of the brokenness of humanity and the brokenness of the world itself gets discussed at the UN, including how climate change is affecting the earth and the danger…

Commission on status of women

Winifred Doherty speaks on Commission on Status of Women

By Winifred Doherty

The 59th session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 9-20, 2015, during National Women’s Month. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body that is dedicated exclusively to promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global…