In Memory

Chuck Katungi


Charles Katungi, Ugandan Ambassador to the European Union, died on 4 August 1991 in Brussels, Belgium.

KATUNGI, CHARLES KAKURU was born on April 20, 1942 in Ankole, Uganda.


Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, United States of America, 1962-1967, Bachelor of Arts International Rel. Pitzer College, Claremont, California, United States of America, 1966, Certificate Bachelor of Surgery. Spoken languages: English.


Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Uganda, Geneva, Embassy of Uganda since 1988. Ambassador of Uganda to the European Economic Community & the Benelux Countries since 1988. Ambassador to Kenya, Permanent Representative to United Nations Environment Programme & United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, 1986-1988.

Chef de Cabinet & Executive Officer for United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director and Director for External Rel, 1984-1986. Chief of Protocol, 1981-1986, Assistant to President of Gov Council, 1975-1985, United Nations Environment Programme. External Rel Officer, 1974-1979, Information Officer, 1973-1974, United Nations Environment Programme.

Non-governmental Organization Liaison Officer, Department of Public Information, United Nations, New York, 1969-1973. Information Officer, Department of Public Information, New York, 1967-1969.

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01/16/11 05:20 PM #1    

Marilee Ellis (Rogers)

Chuck Katungi was our exchange student from Uganda. He spend many years working for the United Nations, dying of AIDS in Brussels ten years ago. I will never forget his speech to the Redwood student body in 1961, comparing race relations to the piano keyboard, needing both the black and white keys to produce beautiful music.

10/09/11 04:40 PM #2    

Barbara Kilian

I remember Chuck fondly, and am sadden by his death. He was a frequent guest at my home for dinner, and sometimes we hung out on Saturdays, having fun. I love the keyboard analogy.

06/21/14 06:35 PM #3    

Carolyn Waste (Lagerlof)

I miss his smile, his great accent - and him.  We shared stories of our travels and similar adventures and experiences; laughed together about our times of being a minority - he here, me there - the black key on a white keyboard, the white key on the black keyboard; our goals of working globably - he iwith the UN, me with WHO, IRC.    Mahali pema peponi  .....            

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