2020 Africa Dialogue Series (ADS), hosted by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA) begins on Wednesday 20 May and ends on 22 May 2020.  Under the theme: “COVID-19 and Silencing the guns in Africa: Challenges and opportunities,” the ADS will tackle topical issues affecting the continent. United Nations Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres and the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Tiijani Muhammad-Bande, will make the opening remarks of the event and you can listen to them hereDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ADS will take place virtually, with participants connecting online from different parts of the world. To participate, please register hereView the programme.

ADS is a global platform that focuses on current and emerging African issues and promotes high-level advocacy for Africa’s peace, security and development. It attracts a cross-section of participants, including policy and decision makers, researchers and advocacy groups. It also brings together member states, UN entities, international and regional organizations, civil society and academic institutions. OSAA is hosting the 2020 ADS in collaboration with the AU, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations Department of Peace Operations, the United Nations Department of Global Communications and UN Women.