Adama Dieng

Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

UN Office of the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide and on the Responsibility to Protect

Under Secretary-General Adama Dieng is the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. USG Dieng is a former Registrar of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2001–2012) and former Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists (1990–2000). He was Registrar of Supreme Court of Senegal from 1976 to 1982 before joining the ICJ as Legal Officer for Africa (1982–1989) and then Executive Secretary (1989–1990). He is a member of the Executive Committee of Africa Leadership Forum, Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project, founder of the Panafrican Alliance for Transparency and the Rule of Law (PATROL), former board member of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the René Cassin International Institute of Human Rights, the Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law. He has also worked as a consultant for many international organizations including UNITAR, the Organisation of African Unity, the Ford Foundation, UNESCO, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.