Gillian Sorensen

United Nations Foundation

Gillian Martin Sorensen is senior advisor at the United Nations Foundation. She is a national advocate on matters related to the United Nations and the United States-United Nations relationship.

From 1997–2003 she served as assistant secretary-general for external relations at the United Nations. Previously she was special adviser for public policy to Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1993–1996).

Sorensen earlier served for more than 12 years (1978-1990) on appointment by Mayor Edward I. Koch as New York city commissioner for the United Nations and Consular Corps.

Featured Work

Gillian Sorensen

SEP 13, 2010 Podcast

Facing the Crises of our Time: The United Nations and the United States in the 21st Century

"The UN can do better and it can do more, and when the U.S. is fully committed the chance of success is always greater. ...