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Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS)



September 13, 2023

A Three-Day Training of Trainers on Youth Election Situation holds in Monrovia, Liberia with the support of the African Union and International IDEA

September 13, 2023

The Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts (AP CAAC) undertook a lessons-learning mission to the Republic of Sierra Leone to assess and learn from the initiatives undertaken on rehabilitating and reintegrating children affected by the decade-long civil war (1991-2002).

September 08, 2023

The second African Business and Human Rights Forum has concluded with a call for action from all stakeholders to promote robust, inclusive growth that respects human rights and increases prosperity for people across Africa.

August 19, 2023

The African Union Commission (AUC) announces the arrival of the joint African Union (AU) Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Election Observation Mission (EOM), for the 23 August 2023 Harmonized Elections in the Republic of Zimbabwe

August 03, 2023

The Republic of Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold its 2023 Harmonized elections. As the Country makes final preparations to hold its Harmonized Elections, the Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat of the African Union (AU) Commission,

September 12, 2023 to September 14, 2023

The Department of Political Affairs and Peace and Security (PAPS) at the African Union Commission (AUC), the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the National Human Rights Council of Morocco (CNDH), will be hosting the Seventh Edition of the African Transitional Justice Forum.

September 01, 2023 to September 01, 2024

The African Union Democratic Governance Roadshow seeks to “promote good governance, human rights and justice in Africa.” The campaign will highlight the impact-driven work undertaken by six African Union organs to consolidate democratic institutions, protect human and people’s rights and ensure justice for all in Africa.

August 02, 2023 to August 04, 2023

The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the AU Commission (AUC), with the support of the Consortium (CSVR - Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, ICTJ - Inernational Center for Transitional justice & ATJLF - The Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund ) and GIZ.

July 05, 2023 to July 07, 2023

The 4th Lake Chad Basin Governors’ under the theme “New Opportunities for Peace in a Shifting Security Context”

June 21, 2023 to June 23, 2023

The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the AU Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Department Resources

December 18, 2021

La Revue Africaine sur le Terrorisme est publiée par le Centre Africain d’Études et de Recherche sur le Terrorisme (CAERT), Alger, Algéri

December 18, 2021

The African Journal on Terrorism is published by the The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), Algiers, Algeria

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.