Annmaree O’Keeffe

Nonresident Fellow
Areas of expertise

Pacific and PNG; international development assistance; international health challenges; global issues impacting on indigenous peoples

Annmaree O’Keeffe
Biography
Publications
News and media

Annmaree O’Keeffe AM is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Previously with Australia's former foreign aid agency, AusAID, from 1986 to 2009, her various positions included Ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Deputy Director General. She has served as Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal and was Minister-Counsellor for Development Assistance in Papua New Guinea. Before joining AusAID, Annmaree worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Annmaree was chair of Australia's national commission for UNESCO (2013-2017) and a founding board member of the Asia Pacific Business Coalition for AIDS. She is currently the chair of the Foundation for Development Cooperation. 

International Covid cooperation: Lessons from HIV/AIDS
International Covid cooperation: Lessons from HIV/AIDS
Australia’s responded to the viral killer in the 1980s not only with health measures but a crucial diplomatic campaign.
Analyses
The World After COVID
How will the COVID-19 pandemic change the world? Lowy Institute experts provide their analysis.
The World After COVID‑19
Interactives
The World After COVID‑19
  How will the coronavirus pandemic change the world? Lowy Institute experts provide their analysis.
Bougainville: Ringing in the change?
Bougainville: Ringing in the change?
John Momis towered as a figure in both PNG on Bougainville, but his time as president seems to be fast running out.
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Reports
International Public Broadcasting: A Missed Opportunity For Projecting Australia’s Soft Power
Australia’s depleted international broadcasting is impairing the projection of Australia’s soft power at a time when government is seeking to increase its regional influence,…
Bougainville referendum: Not the last word
Bougainville referendum: Not the last word
If predictions of a vote for independence are right, figuring out the mechanics of statehood will be a struggle
ABC: Australia’s waning soft-power star
ABC: Australia’s waning soft-power star
The public broadcaster alone cannot be responsible for Australia’s international voice, so more need to be heard.
Bougainville’s predicament, independence or not
Bougainville’s predicament, independence or not
Whatever path Bougainville follows after next month’s referendum, human development is its most urgent priority.
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