Former U.N. Assistant Secretary General to Speak on United Nations' 60th Anniversary


Former U.N. Assistant Secretary General to Speak on United Nations' 60th Anniversary
Gillian Sorensen will discuss “The United Nations and the Challenges of the 21st Century” on Nov. 17.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' founding, the Office of the President and the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences are hosting a lecture on “The United Nations and the Challenges of the 21st Century” by Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser and national advocate at the U.N. Foundation.

Free and open to the public, the discussion begins at noon on Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor Suite. A question and answer period will follow.

Prior to Sorensen's current position, she was appointed by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan as assistant secretary general for external relations from 1997 to 2003.  She was responsible for outreach to civil society including non-governmental organizations around the world.  She was the contact point for the secretary general in relations between the UN and parliamentarians, the academic world, religious leaders, and other groups committed to peace, justice, development and human rights.  

For more information, contact Jonnie Owens at (909) 869-4689 or e-mail jjowens@cpp.edu.