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Opening Remarks by AU Commissioner for Peace and Security during the Open Session of the PSC on Enhancing Post-Conflict Reconstruction & Development

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security on the Occasion of the Open Session of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) on Enhancing African Union(AU) Efforts in Post-Conflict Reconstruction & Development (PCRD) in Africa, 13 June 2014   Read more...


The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 440th meeting held in Addis Ababa, on 12 June 2014, adopted a decision on the situation in South Sudan

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 440th meeting held in Addis Ababa, on 12 June 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in South Sudan:   Read more...


The African Union appoints Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita as Special Envoy for Libya

Addis Ababa, 11 June 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, today announced the appointment of Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita of Djibouti as her Special Envoy for Libya.   Read more...


The African Union celebrates the 4th African Border Day (Newly Adopted Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation Introduced)

Addis Ababa, 06 June 2014: The African Union Border Programme (AUBP) today celebrated the African Border Day at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. AU Member States, representatives of the European Union, members of the Diplomatic Corps, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), Experts on border issues and AUC staff were present.   Read more...


Joint statement by the Special Envoys for the Great Lakes on their visit to Burundi

Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson, U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Russ Feingold, Special Representative of the African Union for Burundi and the Great Lakes Region Boubacar Diarra, and European Union Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region Koen Vervaeke, took part this past weekend in the Children’s Forum of Hope held in Bujumbura, a venue set up to empower the youth of the Great Lakes region and to ensure the inclusion of their voices in the Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework process. The Envoys commend the activism of the 52 youth from 7 signatory countries who participated in the forum and encourage them to be voices for peace in their respective countries.   Read more...


Statement by the Commissioner of Peace and Security at the 9th African Peace Facility (APF) Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting: Addis Ababa, 3 June 2014

Mr. Nick Westcott, Managing Director of European Eternal Action Service, Amb. Gary Quince, Head of the EU Delegation to the African Union, Representatives of the Regional Economic Communities and Regional Mechanisms, Representatives from the various EU Delegations in Africa, Partners from the European Union and its Member States, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the African Union Commission for the 9th meeting of the African Peace Facility (APF) Joint Coordination Committee (JCC). This meeting is of particular importance to both the AU and the EU, considering that it is taking place shortly after the 4th Africa-EU Summit that was held in Brussels in April 2014, and the recently concluded meeting between the European Union (EU) Political and Security Committee and the AU Peace and Security Council.   Read more...



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