Olara A. Otunnu

Olara A. Otunnu

Aspen Institute Trustee , President, LBL Foundation for Children

Olara Otunnu is a distinguished international statesman who is widely acclaimed for his diplomatic acumen and negotiating skills. Currently President, LBL Foundation for Children and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Otunnu has 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 was educated at King’s College, Budo; Makerere University; Oxford University; and Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Mr. Otunnu received several awards including the German Africa Prize (2002) and the Sydney Peace Prize (2005). 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 (WCPRC).