'War-Affected Children and the Dilemmas of African Conflict'
Olara Otunnu will discuss conflict in Africa and its impact on children. The UCLA School of Public Affairs and the UCLA African Studies Center cordially invite you to attend a public lecture by Olara Otunnu
Thursday, May 11, 2006
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Public Policy Building
UCLA campus (enter Hilgard Ave and Wyton Dr)
Los Angeles, CA 90095
The UCLA School of Public Affairs and the UCLA African Studies Center are sponsoring a presentation by Olara Otunnu, the President of LBL Foundation for Children and UN Under-Secretary General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.
Olara A. Otunnu is the President of LBL Foundation for Children, an independent international organization devoted to promoting protection, hope, healing and rehabilitation for children in communities devastated by war.
From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Otunnu served as the UN Under-Secretary General and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. In that capacity he spearheaded the international campaign to develop and mobilize international action on behalf of children exposed to war, serving as advocate and moral voice for them, promoting measures for their protection in times of war and for their healing and social reintegration in the aftermath of conflict. He was the architect of the ground-breaking comprehensive compliance regime for the protection of children, adopted by the UN Security Council in Resolution 1612 of 26 July 2005.
Mr. Otunnu was born in Mucwini in Uganda. He attended Makerere University in Kampala, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School (where he was Fulbright Scholar). Mr. Otunnu has received several major awards, including the German Africa Prize (2002) and the Sydney Peace Prize (2005).
This event is part of the Spring 2006 Lecture Series on National and Human Security Worldwide organized by the UCLA School of Public Affairs, with support from the Wallis Foundation.
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available for $8 in lot 3.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 310 206 8034. Brown Bag event - light refreshments provided.