Theme: COVID-19 And Silencing the Guns In Africa: Challenges And Opportunities.
The 2020 Africa Dialogue Series (ADS) will take place from 20 to 22 May 2020 under the theme: “COVID-19 and Silencing the guns in Africa: Challenges and opportunities”.
The overall goal is to enhance global advocacy in support of the African Union (AU) Master Roadmap and the UN Security Council Resolution 2457 (2019) on Silencing the Guns in Africa, and the Secretary-General’s Appeal for a Global Ceasefire, particularly in light of the COVID-19 health crisis.
This year, the ADS will be conducted virtually in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual event is a global platform that focuses on current and emerging African issues and promotes high-level advocacy for Africa’s peace, security and development. As a broad forum for a wide range of stakeholders, including policy and decision makers, researchers and advocacy groups, the ADS will bring together member states, UN entities, international and regional organizations, civil society and academic institutions.
The event is being hosted by the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), 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.
ORGANIZER: Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)