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“Women after all are half the human race and we know that countries that exclude or prohibit women from achieving their potential are never going to thrive and prosper.”

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Ms Gillian Sorensen has had a long career with the United Nations, serving as Assistant Secretary-General; as Special Adviser for Public Policy and later as National Advocate for the United Nations Foundation.

She began her career as New York’s Commissioner for the United Nations and Consular Corps, head of the city’s liaison with the world’s largest diplomatic corps.

She is an experienced public speaker and has addressed audiences here and abroad. She is a graduate of Smith College and has twice been a Fellow at Harvard.