Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA is a Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, where he also served as Chancellor from 2010 - 2019. He is also President Emeritus of the International Crisis Group, the independent global conflict prevention organisation which he led from 2000 - 2009. 

He has spent 21 years in Australian politics and served as Foreign Minister from 1988 - 1996, where he was instrumental in developing the UN peace plan for Cambodia, concluding the Chemical Weapons Convention and initiating new economic and security architecture in the Asia Pacific.

He has co-chaired two major International Commissions, the first on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000 - 2001) which coined the term the 'responsibility to protect', (the report of which can be found on our Core R2P Documents page). The second focused on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2008 - 2010). Over the years his work on the R2P principle and disarmament has earned him many awards and recognition from across the globe. 

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