Cathryn Eatock is a Gayiri/Badtjula woman of central Queensland, Australia and is the elected Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisation (IPO). The IPO is a national coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals committed to advocating for the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Cathryn has extensive experience at the United Nations 2011-current, where she has led the Australian delegation, provided oral and written input, hosted Side Events, and been invited as guest speaker at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2016, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2019. Cathryn brings with her substantial experience working in the community sector, and also draws on ten years’ experience as a Senior Policy Officer at Aboriginal Affairs NSW 2004-2014.
Cathryn has a Master of Human Rights, a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney.
See Cathryn Eatock at the Better Futures Forum:
Thursday 19 August, 4.30pm - 5.10pm AEST
PLENARY: Identifying and responding to climate change priorities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples