Richard Butler (Global Majority)

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Richard Butler has worked for many years in Australian politics, foreign service and intergovernmental organizations. "He served as governor of Tasmania, Australia from 2003 to 2004. He was Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission to Disarm Iraq (UNSCOM) from 1997 to 1999. He has served as the Australian Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and as Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He has also worked as the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia and Thailand.

"Mr. Butler's policy foci, reflected in numerous publications, have included Australian foreign relations and national security, arms control, nuclear policy, development assistance, HIV/AIDS, population policy, and United Nations reform. He received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sidney and his Masters of Economics from Australian National University." [1]


  1. International Advisory Board, Global Majority, accessed August 10, 2007.
  2. Honorees, Earth Society Foundation, accessed July 24, 2008.
  3. Advisory Board, American University, accessed November 14, 2008.