Olara Otunnu

is president of the Uganda People’s Congress. Otunnu is a distinguished international statesman who is widely acclaimed for his diplomatic acumen and negotiating skills. Previously, Otunnu was president of the LBL Foundation for Children and former UN undersecretary-general for children and armed conflict. Otunnu has also served as president of the International Peace Academy, Uganda’s minister of foreign affairs, Uganda’s permanent representative to the United Nations, president of the UN Security Council, chairman of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and vice president of the UN General Assembly. Otunnu has received several awards including the German Africa Prize and the Sydney Peace Prize. He has been designated “Ombudsman for Children and Armed Conflict” by the International Children Jury for the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child.

Videos/Audio of Olara Otunnu

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