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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
Peace & Security 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,

Peace & Security 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.

Peace & Security July 02, 2018

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

Peace & Security December 29, 2017

First Meeting of the Interim Steering Committee of the African Women Leaders Network AUC Headquarters, Addis Ababa
18-19 December 2017

Peace & Security December 06, 2017

Addis Ababa, 6 December 2017: As part of the efforts to address the plight of the African migrants in Libya, the Joint African Union-European Union-United Nations Task Force convened its first meet

February 11, 2019

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

February 05, 2019

Closing Ceremony: Peace Agreement between the Government of the Central African Republic and 14 Armed Groups

November 21, 2018


Signing Ceremony of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ACRSS) by the C5 Members

October 29, 2018


Second Annual U.S.-AU Countering Violent Extremism Week

Co-hosted by the African Union Commission and the U.S. Mission to the African Union

October 12, 2018


Meeting of Minsters for the Eleventh Ordinary Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security