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H.E. Smaїl Chergui

H.E. Smaїl Chergui is an Algerian diplomat, born on 4 September 1956. He was re-elected Commissioner of the African Union Peace and Security Commission after a four-year term. Ambassador Chergui has more than 30 years of experience in the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and more than 20 years in a position of high responsibility.


The Peace and Security Department (PSD) supports the Peace and Security Council (PSC) in the exercise of its responsibilities under the PSC Protocol .


Communique of the 857th PSC meeting on the situation in Libya and on the plight of African Migrants in Libya
July 06, 2019

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 857th meeting held on 5 July 2019, on the situation in Libya and on the plight of African Migrants in Libya,

May 30, 2019

The African Union Commission Department of Peace and Security has rolled out the process to operationalize the AU Mediation Support Unit (MSU). Through the Crisis Management and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Development (CMPCRD) Division, the department has initiated the development of an advanced training manual- a generic and themed curricula- for enhancing the capacities of mediation support personnel. The move follows the AU Peace and Security Council’s call on the Commission, to expedite the operationalization of the MSU as a means to provide technical support to the African mediation efforts on different levels, including through the Panel of the Wise.

July 02, 2018

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2 July 2018: The African Union and the United Nations, with the support of the Chairperson of

December 06, 2017

Addis Ababa, 6 December 2017: As part of the efforts to address the plight of the African migrants in Libya, the Join

November 12, 2019 to November 14, 2019

Meet the candidates

High Level Retreat on the operationalization of the Peace Fund
November 07, 2019 to November 08, 2019

Theme: “Securing predictable and sustainable financing for peace in Africa.”

Joint AU-UN mission in the Horn of Africa.
October 24, 2019

AU-UN support and commitment to work with countries in the Horn of Africa in their pursuit of peace, stability and related issues, such as credible elections.

August 01, 2019 to August 02, 2019

Validation Workshop of the Study on Peace Education and the State of Protection of Education from Attacks in Africa

February 11, 2019

Africa Launches a Result Framework to Gauge Women's Role in Peace and Security

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