Africa Dialogue Series 2020

Theme: COVID-19 And Silencing the Guns In Africa: Challenges And Opportunities


Opening Session
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
Session Four
Session Five
Session Six
Session Seven
Closing Session

The 2020 Africa Dialogue Series (ADS) took place from 20 to 22 May under the theme: “COVID-19 and Silencing the guns in Africa: Challenges and opportunities”.

Its overall goal was 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 crisis.

This year, the ADS was conducted virtually in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was 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.

The ADS takes place annually on the eve of Africa Day. The global platform 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 brings together member states, UN entities, international and regional organizations, civil society and academic institutions.