Candidate: Dr. Constance (Connie) Sobon Sensor
Organization: League Of Women Voters of the United States
Dr. Constance Sobon Sensor brings experience and expertise in global health leadership to the GNEC where she has previously served as interim Secretary and on sub-committees related to Programming and Planning for the annual NGO Civil Society Conferences. Constance has been active in the UN NGO community since 2009 and currently represents the League of Women Voters of the United States.
She is a registered nurse and a professor at Rutgers University where she teaches about racism, bias, discrimination, social, environmental, and political determinants of health and the SDGs. She has hands-on experience in humanitarian relief efforts, starting a collaborative ongoing project with the Foundation for Peace and Sigma Nursing that brought more than 400 nurses to rural areas of the Dominican Republic to provide professional health care since 2007.
She has networks in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia that give her a broad perspective of humanitarian concerns worldwide. Constance served as an invited moderator for the DGC Gender Equality Series focused on CSW65 and Women’s Safety and Access to Healthcare and as a rapporteur for Intergenerational Dialogues about the SDGs.
Communication and collaboration are key to achieving the goals of civil society and the United Nations as one humanity living peacefully and in good health on one sustainable planet. Having “zoomed around the world” since the pandemic began, Constance has solid skills for communication and collaboration, as well as consensus building and conflict resolution which will make valuable contributions to the GNEC.