• November 21, 2019
The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is pleased to announce Walied Soliman as the Association’s 2019 Global Citizen Laureate.
Walied Soliman, global chair and Canadian chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, has achieved significant prominence as an M&A and shareholder activism lawyer. He has been acknowledged many times by his peers for his professional excellence.
As a long-time advocate of diversity, inclusion and mental health issues, he believes that Canada is strengthened when advancement is open to all.
Mr. Soliman translates his positive vision for a better world into involvement in his community, where he serves as a board member of Toronto’s SickKids Hospital Foundation. Through their personal philanthropy, he and his wife Deena strive to support initiatives that improve health, education and access to social justice for all Canadians.
United Nations Association – Canada’s Mission and Values
UNA-Canada is an historic national civil society organization and registered charity with the mandate to educate and engage citizens on the work of the United Nations and global issues that affect us all. In summary, we grow Global Citizens. As the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada, our work is framed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN to guide the international community until 2030.
UNA-Canada’s programmes celebrate diversity, empathy-based learning and solution-seeking opportunities on shared challenges. UNA-Canada has a country-wide network of volunteer-based Branches and innovative signature programming dedicated to promoting constructive participation in the United Nations and elevating the principles of the UN Charter.