According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Appar’s body arrived in the country on Saturday morning and burial arrangements will be announced in the subsequent days.
Ambassador Onyanga Apparr passed on in Geneva on June 10, 2020 . Photo by Dispatch
The body of Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr has arrived in
the country, a month after he died in Geneva, Switzerland.
Aparr who was Uganda’s Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to the United
Nations and other international organizations died on June 10.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aparr’s body arrived in the
country on Saturday morning and burial arrangements will be announced in the
The ministry said his body was received by ministry senior
officials and family members.
It is still not clear what killed Ambassador Aparr, a career diplomat that
represented the country at different forums for many years.
His profile on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website indicates that
Aparr was also Uganda’s representative at the World Trade Organisation, and
Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation Council in Bern.
Ambassador Aparr was coordinator of Least Developed Countries from January 2014
to March 2015. The ministry says in this time, he championed the cause of the LDC Group
in trade negotiations on trade facilitation, agriculture, trade in services,
and issues of national Development in general in preparation for Bali
Ministerial Conference (MC9) in Indonesia.
At the UN, the ministry says, he was involved in discussions and
formulations of binding Principles and Regulations as applied by affiliated
organisations like Human Rights Council, International Telecommunications
Union, World Health Organisation, International Labour Organisation, and
Aparr previously, from 1996 - 2001, served as Ambassador to the Russian
Federation and the fifteen (15) Commonwealth of the Independent States of the
former Soviet Union. In 2003, he was appointed Ambassador to the Federal
Republic of Germany, Austria and the Vatican concurrently, but resident in
From 2010, Aparr was High Commissioner to Nigeria and other West African
States of Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Ghana, and Cameroon. Before
being Ambassador, he was a senior government valuer in charge of land and real
estate appraisal in the Ministry of Lands.