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Annmaree O’Keeffe

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. 

Articles by Annmaree O’Keeffe (28)

  • IWD 2013: Time for action to end violence against women

    Today is International Women's Day. Now more than a century old, IWD this year is highlighting an ancient and enduring crime: violence against women. Much has been written about the perniciousness of violence against women and the fundamental abuse of women's human rights. This year's 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, now meeting in New York, is dedicating its two-week session to the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.