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  • Joint AU, IGAD and UN Statement on the Current Situation in the Republic of South Sudan. 

    African Union (AU); Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD); United Nations; Ambassador Smail Chergui; Dr. Ismail Wais; Mr. David Shearer (African Union Commission, 2019-04-12)
    12 April 2019: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Chergui, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Special Envoy for South Sudan, Dr. Ismail Wais and the Special ...
  • A Mechanism to Curb Forced Displacement in Africa, Midrand, South Africa, 5 March 2019 

    Peace and Security Department; Chergui, Smail Amb. (African Union Commission, 2019-03-05)
    Statement by H.E Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security On conflict prevention: A mechanism to curb forced displacement in Africa Pan-African Parliament, Midrand, South Africa, 6 March 2019
  • Open Debate on Silencing the Guns in Africa, New York, United States, 27 February 2019 

    Peace and Security Department; High Representative for Silencing the Guns; Lamamra, Ramtane (Peace and Security Department, 2019-02-27)
    Briefing by H.E Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns in Africa by 2020 at UN Security Council Open Debate on Silencing the Guns in Africa
  • Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6 February 2019 

    Peace and Security Department; Chergui, Smail Amb. (2019-02-06)
    Statement pronounced by the African Union Commissioner for Political affairs on behalf of H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security: Dialogue on the implementation of China – Africa Peace ...
  • 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 ...

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