Catriona Standfield is an advocate for gender equality, nuclear disarmament and peaceful conflict resolution. She currently sits on the board of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Australia) and is the creator of an educational website on conflict and gender issues,genderpeaceandconflict.org. In 2011, she was UN Women Australia’s inaugural Youth Delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York, where she ensured that the concerns of young Australian women were raised. Catriona has also held numerous roles with UN Youth Australia, including as President of UN Youth SA.
Catriona completed a double degree in Development Studies and Arts (French) and a Diploma of Languages (Indonesian) at the University of Adelaide, finishing with First Class Honours and the University Medal. Her Honours thesis was on gender mainstreaming in the Cyprus peace process, which was informed by working as a research intern for the UN’s chief mediator in Cyprus, Hon. Alexander Downer.