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Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva

Ms Amanda Gorely

Ms Gorely is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and is currently First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division, and Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation. She has previously served overseas as Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines; as well as in Wellington, Geneva and Stockholm. In Canberra she has held a number of senior legal, trade and human rights positions in DFAT.

Ms Gorely will serve as Australia’s representative to the UN Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights. There, Ms Gorely will engage actively to support Australia’s commitment to human rights internationally, and influence global responses to major human rights issues, working alongside other states, UN mechanisms and civil society.

Ms Gorely will also be responsible for advancing Australia's interests in disarmament, non-proliferation and conventional arms control in Geneva, including as Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament. Ms Gorely will work across a range of conventional and weapons of mass destruction forums, and with other stakeholders in disarmament and arms control, to strengthen global regimes and promote global security, cooperation and trust.

Ms Gorely holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.

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