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Richard Butler is widely recognized internationally as Australia's most influential diplomat in contemporary times.

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 Richard Butler Biography

For the last three years following his Australian and United Nations appointments, Butler was a Diplomat in Residence at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York. He possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise on today's most pressing issues, addressing those issues with rare insight, humor and wit.          

From 1997 to 1999, he was Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) charged with the disarmament of Iraq. For five years prior to that appointment, he was Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.

In the earlier part of his foreign service career, he was posted to the Australian Embassies at: Vienna, where he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the International Atomic Energy Agency; New York, United Nations; Singapore; Bonn; and Paris, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. In 1983, he was appointed Australia's first Ambassador for Disarmament. In that role he led the Australian Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and was charged with conducting all Australian disarmament negotiations, both in United Nations institutions and, directly, with individual countries.        

In 1989, he was appointed Australian Ambassador to Thailand and, simultaneously in 1991, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the Supreme National Council of Cambodia. He was deeply involved in the negotiation of the Cambodian peace agreements.        

In 1992, the General Assembly of the United Nations elected him Chairman of the United Nations Preparatory Committee for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations, commemorated in 1995.        

In 1994, he was elected President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. In that role, he established UNAIDS - the Global AIDS Program.        

He was also Vice Chairman of the World Summit on Social Development, held in Copenhagen in March 1995.      

In November 1995, the Prime Minister of Australia appointed him Convener of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  In 1996, he managed the adoption by the United Nations of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.      

He holds degrees from the University of Sydney (Economics) and the Australian National University (International Relations). In 1996, he was made a Doctor of the University, by the University of New England, Australia.  In 2001 he was made a Doctor of Laws by Rutgers University, United States and in 2002 he was made a Doctor of the University, by the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. 

Ambassador Butler is the author of several books, including Saddam Defiant: The Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security, Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense, and The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Society.

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Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense

Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense

The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security

The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security

The Greatest Threat Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Growing Crisis of Global Security

The Greatest Threat Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Growing Crisis of Global Security

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Richard Butler is widely recognized internationally as Australia's most influential diplomat in contemporary times.

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Richard Butler Biography

For the last three years following his Australian and United Nations appointments, Butler was a Diplomat in Residence at the Council for Foreign Relations in New York. He possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise on today's most pressing issues, addressing those issues with rare insight, humor and wit.          

From 1997 to 1999, he was Executive Chairman of the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) charged with the disarmament of Iraq. For five years prior to that appointment, he was Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York.

In the earlier part of his foreign service career, he was posted to the Australian Embassies at: Vienna, where he was the Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the International Atomic Energy Agency; New York, United Nations; Singapore; Bonn; and Paris, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. In 1983, he was appointed Australia's first Ambassador for Disarmament. In that role he led the Australian Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva and was charged with conducting all Australian disarmament negotiations, both in United Nations institutions and, directly, with individual countries.        

In 1989, he was appointed Australian Ambassador to Thailand and, simultaneously in 1991, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the Supreme National Council of Cambodia. He was deeply involved in the negotiation of the Cambodian peace agreements.        

In 1992, the General Assembly of the United Nations elected him Chairman of the United Nations Preparatory Committee for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the United Nations, commemorated in 1995.        

In 1994, he was elected President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. In that role, he established UNAIDS - the Global AIDS Program.        

He was also Vice Chairman of the World Summit on Social Development, held in Copenhagen in March 1995.      

In November 1995, the Prime Minister of Australia appointed him Convener of the Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  In 1996, he managed the adoption by the United Nations of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.      

He holds degrees from the University of Sydney (Economics) and the Australian National University (International Relations). In 1996, he was made a Doctor of the University, by the University of New England, Australia.  In 2001 he was made a Doctor of Laws by Rutgers University, United States and in 2002 he was made a Doctor of the University, by the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. 

Ambassador Butler is the author of several books, including Saddam Defiant: The Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Security, Fatal Choice: Nuclear Weapons and the Illusion of Missile Defense, and The Greatest Threat: Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and the Crisis of Global Society.

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  • How much does it cost to book Richard Butler?

    Booking fees for Richard Butler, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Butler, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Butler?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Butler for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Butler for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Butler or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Butler or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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