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Richard Butler
Executive Chairman, The United Nations Special Commission
 

At SWF:

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 7:30 - 10:00PM, Strategic Issues of 1998: Nuclear Proliferation; Stalemate with Iraq; and the Challenge of Kosovo

Biography:

Since 1997, Richard Butler has served as head of the United Nations Special Commission in connection with the disposal of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (UNSCOM). Prior to this appointment, Butler was Australia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, serving also as the President of ECOSOC in 1994 and as Vice-Chair of the 1995 World Summit on Social Development. Butler has also served as Convenor of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

As a diplomat he represented Australia in Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, Bonn, Singapore and Vienna as well as heading a number of sections of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.

Links:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
UNSCOM
Richard Butler biography
Canberra Commission

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