Senior Adviser at the United Nations Foundation and former UN Assistant Secretary-General for External Relations
Ms. Sorensen has achieved a distinguished career at the UN serving two Secretaries-General, Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali. During her service Ms. Sorensen was responsible for 4,000 non-governmental organizations. Ms. Sorensen is also a national advocate on matters relating to the UN - U.S. relationship.
Marking the day in 1945 when the UN Charter went into effect, United Nations Day (October 24) is a worldwide celebration recognizing the importance of a global body dedicated to prosperity, peace and justice.
UNA-GB's annualUN Day Luncheonengages individuals andcompanies in New England who are actively engaged in global affairs and who are interested in promoting solutions that create prosperous, sustainable and healthy communities.
Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate and network with Boston's leaders in global engagement!
In addition to featuring Gillian Sorensen's keynote remarks about global citizenship in the 21st century, we will also be introducing our first-ever Global Corporate Citizenship honor roll, recognizing the Massachusetts-based companies who have signed on to key business principles through the UN Global Compact. It is important to highlight the leaders in our community making a difference around sustainable development and corporate citizenship.See list of signatories here.
UN DAY LUNCHEON DETAILS
Date:Friday, October 28
Time:11:30 am - Private Reception with Gillian and Signatories
Amb. Anne Anderson meets with local Model UN middle schoolers at UNDL 2010
The Luncheon is a direct community investment, as funds raised go to support UNA-GB's community events and classroom-based programs in the New England area, translating the mission of the UN into local action for more than 5,000 students, business professionals and community members annually.
"We can and must shape a future where robust markets, sustainable development and a healthy planet become the new status quo. In this pursuit, the greatest contribution by business is the integration of environmental, social and governance issues into their strategies and operations."
-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Photos from UNDL 2010 with Ambassador Anne Anderson, Ireland's Permanent Representative to the UN. Read more here about the 2010 Luncheon.