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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 .

Provide timely advice on potential conflicts and threats to peace and security in Africa to the AU decision-makers.

Management and resolution of conflicts in Africa, as well as post-conflict, peace-building reconstruction and development.

The Defense and Security Division (DSD) is part of the Peace and Security Department within the African Union Commission.

PSOD responds to Peace Support Operations (PSOs) matters within the Peace and Security Department.


June 08, 2020

The Series of a Virtual Conference, which commenced on 25 May 2020 in commemoration of Africa Day and ended on 8 June

April 16, 2020

Dear WPS Africa Family,

Warm Greetings.

February 05, 2020

African leaders and partners called upon all the African Union member States to urgently put in place strategies and mechanisms to ensure education continuity for girls and young women in emergency situations.

February 04, 2020

As the African Union (AU) dedicates year 2020 to accelerate action and efforts towards ending all wars, civil conflicts, gender-based violence and prevention of genocide, the role of African women and girls has been emphasized as an integral part of the implementation of the master roadmap to silence the guns in Africa.

June 08, 2020

Under the theme of the Year: “Silencing the Guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa’s development”

May 25, 2020

Theme for Africa Day: “Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19”

March 12, 2020


Department Resources

May 05, 2020

This newsletter highlights key initiatives and activities undertaken and supported by the Silencing the Guns Unit, with oversight of the

March 31, 2020

In 2017, the Assembly of the Union adopted a strategic document known as the “AU Master Roadmap (AUMR) of Practical Steps to Silencing th

February 28, 2020
February 10, 2020

The present Report of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on its Activities and the State of Peace and Securit