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COVID-19 has been a global tragedy, causing death and significant financial distress in economic powerhouses and developing countries alike. The reshuffling of priorities needed to combat the pandemic has also cast new light on long-running conflicts, particularly in the Middle East. UN Under-Secretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo discussed the potential new openings to advance peace in the region.

The discussion was held via Zoom on May 20, 2020 from 10:00 -11:00 am. A link to the meeting was sent to those who registered to attend. The event was open to press and on-the-record. 


Rosemary A. DiCarlo
Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
United Nations

Moderated by

Barbara Slavin
Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council

Introduction by

Damon Wilson
Executive Vice-President
Atlantic Council