This collection contains documents held at the Peace and Security Department.

The mandate of the Peace and Security Department (PSD) is to support the Peace and Security Council (PSC) in carrying out its responsibilities as provided for under the protocol relating to the establishment of the AU Peace and Security Council. The other aspect of the mandate of the PSD is to support the efforts of the Commission, which are aimed at supporting the promotion of peace, security and stability on the African continent. This collections will be of interest to all our stakeholders, partners, policy makers, researchers as well as all those interested in the areas of peace, security and stability in the African continent.

The collection is managed by Documentalists Terence Odongo (Odongot@africa-union.org) and Ivan Majoro (MajoroI@africa-union.org) from PSD.

Recent Submissions

  • Consultative Meeting on the Domestication and Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty in the Republic of Benin 

    African Union Commission; Defense and Security Division, Peace and Security Department (African Union Commission, 2019-03-14)
    Cotonou, 14 March 2019: The African Union Commission (AUC), in response to a request by the Republic of Benin, concluded in Cotonou, a three days Consultative Meeting on the Domestication and Implementation of the Arms ...
  • Thank You MISCA 

    Peace and Security Department (Peace and Security Department, 2014-09)
    The African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA, French acronym for Mission internationale de soutien à la Centrafrique sous conduite africaine) is an African Union peacekeeping mission ...
  • African Border Dispute Settlement: The User’s Guide 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2016-07)
    Borders, which constitute a core security interest of the State, determine the extent of the geographical area under the exclusive jurisdiction of a State. The absence of clearly defined territorial control and the ill ...
  • Installation of a Cross-Border Basic Service Infrastructure: The User’s Guide 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2013-05)
    This book, entitled Installation of a Cross-Border Basic Service Infrastructure: The User’s Guide, presents a successful experience of cross-border cooperation arising from a local initiative in the healthcare sector in ...
  • Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: The User’s Guide 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2014-08)
    Almost all of today’s political map of Africa was drawn in the 19th and early 20th centuries at negotiation tables in various European capitals. As is well known, this endeavour proved only partially successful: even though ...
  • Creation and Operation of Boundary Commissions in Africa: The User’s Guide 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2014-08)
    Every boundary across Africa – indeed across the world – is unique, with its own distinct history, definition, and human and physical geographical contexts. The aim of this handbook is not to proscribe strict regulations ...
  • Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: General Issues and Case Studies 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2014-08)
    The delimitation and demarcation initiative meets three imperative needs: The first is geopolitical, concerning the peace, security and stability that derive from conflict prevention. The Programme does not aim for a new ...
  • African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation (Niamey Convention) 

    Twenty-Third Ordinary Session of the Assembly (African Union Commission, 2012-05-17)
    African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation (Niamey Convention) Adopted by Twenty-Third Ordinary Session of the Assembly, Held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 27 June 2014
  • From Barriers to Bridges: Collection of Official Texts on African Borders from 1963 to 2012 

    Peace and Security Department (African Union Border Programme (AUBP), Peace and Security Department, 2013-05)
    Developed for readers and practitioners by the African Union Border Programme, this Volume gathers in Section I all the founding instruments and legal frameworks pertaining to international boundary issues on the African ...
  • AU-DDR Newsletter 

    Peace and Security Department (Defense and Security Division (DSD), Peace and Security Department, 2016-06)
    In this issue you will find mention of other peace and security initiatives that are intrinsically intertwined with the implementation of DDR activities. We see the role that DDR plays in galvanizing efforts in PSO’s like ...
  • The Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) 

    Peace and Security Department (Peace and Security Department, 2016)
    The African Union Commission’s Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD), alternatively referred to as the African Standby Force Continental Planning Element, was set up pursuant to the provisions of Article 13 of the ...
  • Handbook for Reporters on Women, Peace and Security: Practicing Gender-Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa 

    Peace and Security Department; African Union Commission; UN Women (African Union CommissionUN Women, 2017)
    The handbook aims to promote gender responsive reporting that accurately portrays women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts—highlighting the whole range of their roles and strengths as well as the impact of ...
  • Continental Structural Conflict Prevention Framework 

    Peace and Security Department (Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, Peace and Security Department, 2018)
    The AU’s Continental Structural Conflict Prevention Framework (CSCPF) has been developed to facilitate a Commission-wide coordinated approach to structural conflict prevention. It seeks to identify and address structural ...
  • Peace Mediator 

    Peace and Security Department; Crisis Management Initiative (CMI); African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) (Peace and Security Department, 2016-09)
    The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Department (PSD), the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) have been implementing a joint project titled ...
  • African Women Mediators and Election Observers: Building Peace, Securing Women 

    Peace and Security Department (Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Addis Ababa, 2017-06)
    This booklet on “African Women Mediators and Election Observers” is published by the OSE with the aim to facilitate access to a pool of African women with the knowledge, skills and readiness to engage in mediation and ...
  • African Union Border Programme: Border Day 2018 

    Peace and Security Department (Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, Peace and Security Department, 2018)
    The Commemoration of African Border Day was decided by the African Ministers in charge of Border Issues in 2010. The aim of African Border day is to sensitize all relevant stakeholders about the role and the importance of ...
  • Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division of the AU Peace and Security Department 

    Peace and Security Department (Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, Peace and Security Department, 2018-02)
    The Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division focuses on the anticipation and prevention of violent conflicts in Africa.
  • AU-DDR Newsletter 

    Peace and Security Department (Defense and Security Division (DSD), Peace and Security Department, 2017-06)
    The focus in Phase II was determined following a review of Phase I and the identification of lessons learnt. In this regard, key priority areas of engagement have been identified and these include: (i) Providing operational ...
  • Results-Based Framework for PCRD Activities 

    Peace and Security Department (Crisis Management and Post Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD), Peace and Security Department, 2018-02-13)
    The Results-Based Framework (RBF) is a tool for the planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) activities of the African Union (AU). Developed by the ...
  • African Union’s Quick Impact Project Implementation: Lessons Learned From Somalia 

    Peace and Security Department (Crisis Management and Post Conflict Reconstruction Division (CMPCRD), Peace and Security Department, 2018-10)
    An important element of the African Union’s (AU) activities is its ability to deliver tangible peace dividends to address immediate needs of populations affected by conflicts. The AU usually does this through implementation ...

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