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Gillian Sorensen is a senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation, a national advocate on matters related to the UN and the US-UN relationship.

From 1997-2003, she served as Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations under Secretary-General Kofi Annan, where she was responsible for outreach to non-governmental organizations and was the contact person for the secretary-general with parliamentarians, the academic world, religious leaders, and other groups committed to peace, justice, development and human rights.

Prior to that, she served as Special Advisor for Public Policy under Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali. With her unique ‘insider’ perspective she explores the issues that populate headlines today and is a persuasive advocate for the UN.