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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.


September 30, 2020

In 2015, the world transitioned from Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),

September 21, 2020

"To reiterate the call on all warring parties to immediately stop fighting and engage in a lasting ceasefire, to give

July 30, 2020

"The consequences of the pandemic could be long-lasting", stated Ambassador Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner

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.

Launch of Youth Silencing the Guns Campaign
July 24, 2020

Launch of Youth Silencing the Guns Campaign: Advancing Youth Roles and Capacities 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”

Department Resources

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.

August 21, 2020

It is incontrovertible that the peace and security challenges experienced in Africa from the 1990s put continental and international atte

August 05, 2020

This newsletter highlights events held on the sidelines and during the 33rd Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

July 27, 2020

Through the lens of governance, peace and security, the brief provides an overview of the Government responses to COVID-19, state of the