Member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Former Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations of the United Nations
Gillian Sorensen has had a long career working with and for the United Nations, most prominently as Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations on appointment by both Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
An experienced public speaker and compelling advocate, she has addressed audiences as diverse as Rotary International, West Point Military Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy; university students; journalists, and leaders of civil society. In recent years, she has made nearly 1000 appearances, speaking about the United Nations and all related issues.
Ms. Sorensen currently serves as an active Member of the Board of the International Rescue Committee and is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.