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AUC Deputy Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi

H.E. Quartey Thomas Kwesi, born on 17 December 1950, is a Ghanaian national with over 35 years of experience as a diplomat. He was elected as the new Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission. Ambassador Quartey has served in various capacities in Ghana’s Embassies and High Commissions in Cotonou, Cairo, Brussels, Havana, and London.


The Deputy Chairperson of the AUC assists the Chairperson in the execution of his or her functions to ensure the smooth running of the Commission and is in charge of administration and finance. The Deputy acts as the Chairperson in his or her absence. The Deputy Chairperson is elected by the Assembly for a four-year term, renewable once. Election is by secret ballot and a two-thirds majority of Member States eligible to vote. The Deputy must not be from the same region as the Chairperson of the Commission. Elections and terms are governed by the AU Assembly Rules of Procedure and the Commission Statutes.


November 21, 2019

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia. November 21, 2019. Mr.

November 06, 2019

The African Union Peace Fund Board of Trustees held a meeting to take stock of the status of operationalization of the AU Peace Fund.

November 04, 2019

H.E Francisco Jose Da Cruz, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to Ethiopia the African Union and UNECA, called on H.E Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission at the AU Headquarters today.

November 04, 2019

H.E. Mr Kwesi Quartey, the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission received H.E Jessica Lapenn, the-newly appointed US Ambassador to the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) at his office at the AU headquarters today.

October 30, 2019

‘As we implement Agenda 2063, we must admit that our continent faces challenges of promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights. We have to do our best to advance rights that address the root causes of underdevelopment, poverty, integrity, inequality, marginalization, and exclusion’, he said.

October 21, 2019

H.E Quartey, welcomed the team and noted that the AU is poised to explore the sustainable development of African’s Blue Economy and as such, have a lot to learn from Chile.

February 09, 2019



September 29, 2018

Women of excellence; African women feted for their relentless liberation struggles and outstanding contribution to de

November 13, 2017

The African Union will tomorrow, 14th November 2017 launch the Gender and Development Initiative for Africa (GADIA).