Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office

International Justice and Peace Office

Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office

As an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, since 1996, the Congregation has official representation at the United Nations Offices in New York and networks linked with the UN in Geneva and Vienna. This important engagement is carried out through our Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office.

The status gives our GSIJP Office – on behalf of the Congregation and the Congregational Leadership Team – full rights to attend UN-affiliated events and programs, provide oral and written statements to the Economic and Social Council, and engage with permanent missions, observer missions, and UN-affiliated institutions. The Office serves as the Congregation’s central body responsible for matters related to justice, peace, and the integrity of creation.

A Universal Culture of Justice

Through our advocacy work, informed by our six Position Papers, we influence policy on economic, social, and environmental development issues at the highest political levels. We collaborate and network with governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote a universal culture of justice and to advocate for changing policies that exclude, and systems that dehumanize.

The current NGO main representative and director of the GSIJPO in New York is Sr. Winifred Doherty from Ireland. Sr. Winifred, with her colleague Kimberly Happich Moloche, head the team together with Sr. Ernestine Lalao, NGO Regional representatives for Africa, in collaboration with the Good Shepherd International Foundation, and Good Shepherd ministries throughout the world.

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We see a world permeated with God’s love, where justice and human rights give dignity to every girl, woman, and child. We advocate to change policies that exclude and systems that dehumanize.

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our global presence

Africa and Middle East

Kenya, Congo, South Sudan, Uganda

Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

Senegal, Burkina Faso 


Belgium, France, Hungary, Netherlands

Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Latin America

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Honduras

Brazil, Paraguay