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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 .


December 13, 2019

901st Meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council

November 26, 2019

Under the theme “All for Maputo Protocol Programme”, the African Union Delegation with the Sudanese Women converged for a Capacity Building Workshop on Human Rights and Women, Peace and Security, which open today 26 November 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan.

November 15, 2019

H.E Ambassador Rachid Benlounes, Permanent Representative of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Peace and S

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,

High Level Retreat on the operationalization of the Peace Fund
January 11, 2020 to January 12, 2020

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

November 26, 2019 to November 27, 2019

Youth for Peace Ethiopia: Cross-Regional Dialogue and Experience Sharing Workshop

November 24, 2019 to November 28, 2019


November 12, 2019 to November 14, 2019

Meet the candidates

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

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