This is a time when we need to get together to build peace. It is a time for acceleration, not time for fueling tension.
- H. E. Adama Dieng
H. E. Adama Dieng
- Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
Adama Dieng (Senegal) is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and former Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Adama Dieng holds degrees in law from Dakar University and international law from the Research Centre of The Hague Academy. He started his legal career in Senegal, where he held several positions before becoming Registrar of the Supreme Court of Senegal. From 1990 to 2000, he served as Secretary-General of the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists. He has been a board member of various institutions, including the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Africa Leadership Forum, and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Adama Dieng was the driving force behind the establishment of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, and also drafted the African Convention to fight corruption.
H. E. Dieng was also awarded the URI Global Peacebuilder Award at the Accelerate Peace conference, in recognition of his work in championing interfaith peacebuilding throughout the world.