Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenSunday 27 September 2020 Sunday 27 September 2020 5Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africa/images/logo-african-union-peace-and-security-by-kodjo-en.gif<![CDATA[Joint Op-ed by Amb. Ramtane Lamamra, African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns, and Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs]]>/en/article/joint-op-ed-by-amb-ramtane-lamamra-african-union-high-representative-for-silencing-the-guns-and-izumi-nakamitsu-united-nations-high-representative-for-disarmament-affairsPursuing efforts to silence the guns in Africa

The 29th Summit of the African Union (AU), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3 to 4 July 2017, declared the month of September of each year, till 2020, as “Africa Amnesty Month for the surrender and collection of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW)”. It is also to be recalled that the 33rd AU Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 9-10 February 2020    adopted the theme of the Year 2020 as “Silencing the Guns – Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”. The year 2020 was, therefore, intended to give greater emphasis to efforts at national, regional and continental levels on Silencing the Guns, and also a culmination for the Africa Amnesty Month.

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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 945th Meeting held on 15 September 2020, on the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in the Republic of South Sudan.  

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<![CDATA[Commemoration of the International Day of Peace: 21 September 2020]]>/en/article/commemoration-of-the-international-day-of-peace-21-september-2020International Day of Peace 2020: Programme 

“Youth as agents for Silencing the Guns and Shaping Peace in Africa”

Moderator: Ms. Mfrekeobong Ukpanah, AUC

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Commemoration of the International Day of Peace: 21 September 2020

“Youth as Agents for Silencing the Guns and Shaping Peace in Africa”

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<![CDATA[Press Release on Sudan]]>/en/article/press-release-on-sudan4 September 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, commends the Sudanese Transitional Government led by H.E. Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North led by Mr. Abdalaziz Adam Alhilu, for signing the Principles outlined in the Joint Agreement, on 3 September 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chairperson is confident that these Principles will strengthen the Peace Agreement initialed by the Sudanese Parties in Juba, South Sudan on 31 August 2020, as an integral part of the Sudan peace process.

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<![CDATA[Statement by Ambassador Smaïl Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security on Africa Amnesty month: implementation of the AU theme of the year 2020 “Silencing the Guns: creating conducive conditions for Africa's development”]]>/en/article/statement-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-africa-amnesty-month-implementation-of-the-au-theme-of-the-year-2020-silencing-the-guns-creating-conducive-conditions-for-africa-s-developmentExcellency Ambassador Mohamed Idriss Farah, Chairperson of the Month of September of the Peace and Security Council

Distinguished Members of the PSC

Excellency Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, African Union High Representative for Silencing the Guns

Excellency Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Ladies and Gentlemen

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<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 943rd meeting of the PSC on the Africa Amnesty Month]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-943rd-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-africa-amnesty-monthAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 943rd meeting (open session) held on 3 September 2020, on the Africa Amnesty Month: Implementation of the AU Theme of the year 2020 “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa's Development”,

The Peace and Security Council, 

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<![CDATA[The Chairperson of the AU Commission Commends the Sudanese Parties for Initialing the Juba Peace Agreement ]]>/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-commends-the-sudanese-parties-for-initialing-the-juba-peace-agreement01 September 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, commends the Sudanese Transitional Government and the Sudanese  Revolutionary Movements for initialing the landmark Juba Peace Agreement on 31 August 2020 in Juba, South Sudan.

The Chairperson observes that the initialing of the Agreement is a historic moment in the Sudan peace process, which began almost one year ago in Juba, under the mediation of H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The development fulfils a key priority of the Sudanese Constitutional Declaration of 17 August of 2019. It also proves the effectiveness of regional mechanism resolving Africa’s conflicts. He notes that the initializing has placed the Republic of Sudan, once again, on a path to a true and inclusive democratic transition.

The Chairperson is encouraged that, by initializing the Juba Peace Agreement, the Sudanese  peace parties have translated into reality the aspiration of the 2020 theme of the AU on  “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.”

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2020-09-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-chairperson-of-the-au-commission-commends-the-sudanese-parties-for-initialing-the-juba-peace-agreement
<![CDATA[Statement by the Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council for the month of September on The Africa Amnesty Month For 2020]]>/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-peace-and-security-council-for-the-month-of-september-on-the-africa-amnesty-month-for-2020My fellow Africans, I am speaking to you as the Chairperson for the Peace and Security Council of the African Union for the month of September 2020.

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2020-09-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-by-the-chairperson-of-the-peace-and-security-council-for-the-month-of-september-on-the-africa-amnesty-month-for-2020
<![CDATA[Statement of Amb. Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, to launch the Africa Amnesty Month 2020]]>/en/article/statement-of-amb-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-launch-the-africa-amnesty-month-2020Fellow Citizens of this great continent of Africa, did you know that in 2017, our Heads of State and Government decided that, the month of September is the Africa Amnesty Month, for all civilians who own illegal weapons to hand them over to their national authorities, without fear of disclosure of their identity, arrest, or prosecution? 

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2020-09-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-of-amb-smail-chergui-african-union-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-to-launch-the-africa-amnesty-month-2020
<![CDATA[September 2020: The Conduct and Commemoration of The Africa Amnesty Month]]>/en/article/september-2020-the-conduct-and-commemoration-of-the-africa-amnesty-monthAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – 1 September 2020: The 29th Summit of the African Union (AU), held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3 to 4 July 2017, declared the month of September of each year, as the “Africa Amnesty Month”, for the surrender and collection of illicit arms/weapons. The decision provides for the voluntary surrender by civilians of weapons in their illegal possession, on the condition of anonymity and immunity from prosecution. This is an opportunity that every citizen of Africa should seize and utilize to contribute towards the realization of a peaceful, secure and prosperous Continent.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 942nd PSC meeting on the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Activities of the African Union Technical Support Team (AUTSTG) within the context of National Institutional Reforms in The Gambia]]>/en/article/adopted-by-the-peace-and-security-council-psc-of-the-african-union-au-at-its-942nd-meeting-held-on-28-august-2020-on-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-activities-of-the-african-union-technical-support-team-autstg-within-the-contextAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 942nd meeting held on 28 August 2020, on the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Activities of the African Union Technical Support Team (AUTSTG) within the context of National Institutional Reforms in The Gambia,

The Peace and Security Council, 

Taking note of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Activities of the African Union Technical Support Team (AUTSTG) within the Context of National Institutional Reforms in The Gambia; also taking note of the request of The Gambia with regard to the extension of the mandate of the AUTSTG in The Gambia;

Recalling its previous decisions on the situation in The Gambia, in particular, Communique PSC/PR/COMM. (DCXCIV) adopted at its 694th meeting held on 15 June 2017 and communique PSC/PR/COMM.1(DCCCXLIV) adopted at its 844th meeting held on 24 April 2019;

Reaffirming the solidarity of the AU with the people and the Government of The Gambia, in their aspirations to reform national institutions in order to transform their country; also reaffirming its commitment for the respect or the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of The Gambia; and

 

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 941st meeting of the PSC held on 19 August 2020 on the situation in Mali ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-941st-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-19-august-2020-on-the-situation-in-maliAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 941st meeting held on 19 August 2020, on the situation in Mali, 

The Peace and Security Council,

Taking note of the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Djibouti to the AU and Chairperson of the PSC, on stand-by, for the month of August 2020, Ambassador Mohamed Idriss Farah, as well as the briefing made by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, the remarks by the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Ambassador Minata Samate Cessouma and  the remarks made by the AU High Representative for Mali and Sahel, H.E. President Pierre Buyoya; also taking note of the statements made by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mali to the African Union, H.E. Ambassador Fafre Camara and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Niger to the African Union, in its capacity as the Chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), H.E. Ambassador Zakariaou Maiga;

Taking further note of the Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, of 19 August 2020, condemning the unconstitutional change of government in Mali and calling for the immediate release of the detained President of the Republic of Mali, H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, as well as the Prime Minister, H.E. Boubou Cissé and other Members of the Government of Mali; also taking note of the Statement issued by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the situation in the Republic of Mali, of 18 August 2020, in which he strongly condemned the forced detention of the President of Mali, the Prime Minister, and other members of the Malian Government and called for their immediate release;

Recalling its previous communiques and press statements on the situation in Mali and in the Sahel region, in particular communiques [PSC/PR//COMM. (CMXXXIV)]; [PSC/PR/COMM. (CMXX)] [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCLXIII)]; [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCCXXXIX)], [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCCLIX)] and [PSC/PR/COMM.(DCLXXIX)] adopted during its 934th, 920th, 863rd, 839th, 759th and 679th meetings   held, respectively, on 29 June 2020; 21 April 2020, 25 July 2019, 9 April 2019, 23 March 2018 and 13 April 2017;

Reaffirming the unwavering commitment of the AU to respect the sovereignty, unity and the territorial integrity of Mali, as well as AU’s solidarity with the people and Government of Mali;

Deeply concerned about the evolving situation in Mali, which culminated in the unconstitutional change of the elected Government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on 18 August 2020, in violation of the Constitution of Mali, the AU Constitutive Act and the African Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance;

Reaffirming the imperative for the conduct of credible elections in Member States as the only source of legitimate state authority, to fully comply with AU instruments, particularly the African Charter on Elections, Democracy and Governance;

Mindful of the need for Malian stakeholders to uphold their commitment towards the full implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Mali emanating from the Algiers process, which is a viable framework for comprehensively addressing the plethora of socio-economic, governance, security and political challenges facing the country.

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Adopted by the Peace and Security Council at its 939th meeting held on 30 July 2020 on the security situation in the Sahel and consideration of the revised Draft Strategic Concept Note on Planning Guidance for the Deployment of 3000 troops,

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<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 938th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Mali]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-938th-meeting-of-the-psc-on-the-situation-in-maliCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 938thmeeting held on 29 July 2020, on the situation in Mali, following the Declaration of Economic community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government on the Socio-Political crisis in Mali adopted on 27 July 2020:

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<![CDATA[Joint AU-IGAD statement on the recent developments in Somalia]]>/en/article/joint-au-igad-statement-on-the-recent-developments-in-somaliaAddis Ababa , 25 July 2020. The African Union Commission and IGAD take note of the vote of no confidence passed by the House of the People on the administration of Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire.

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<![CDATA[Opening Remarks By Ambassador Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Launch of Youth Silencing The Guns Campaign, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 July 2020]]>/en/article/opening-remarks-by-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-launch-of-youth-silencing-the-guns-campaign-addis-ababa-ethiopia-24-july-2020Distinguished Colleagues and Panelists,

My daughters and sons across the continent,

I am elated to deliver this address to officially launch the campaign for the mobilization and support for African young women and men towards silencing the guns in Africa and to advance peace efforts on the Continent.

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<![CDATA[The African Union Welcomes FGS-FMS meeting in Dhusamareb ]]>/en/article/the-african-union-welcomes-fgs-fms-meeting-in-dhusamarebAddis Ababa, 24 July 2020: The African Union Commission notes and welcomes the meeting between Somalia's Federal Government (FGS) and Federal Members State (FMS) leaders in Dhusamareeb and is encouraged by the leaders'commitment to establishing a technical committee to discuss the modalities for the 2020 elections.

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<![CDATA[Communiqué for the 935th meeting of the PSC held on 9 July 2020, on the Elections in Africa, for the period from September to December 2019 and January to June 2020]]>/en/article/communique-for-the-935th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-july-2020-on-the-on-elections-in-africa-for-the-period-from-september-to-december-2019-and-january-to-june-2020COMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 935th meeting held on 9 July 2020, on Elections in Africa, for the period from September to December 2019 and January to June 2020.

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<![CDATA[Communiqué for the 934th meeting of the PSC held on 26 June 2020, on the Fifth (5th) anniversary of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali]]>/en/article/communique-for-the-934th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-26-june-2020-on-the-fifth-5th-anniversary-of-the-agreement-for-peace-and-reconciliation-in-maliCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 934thmeeting held on 26 June 2020, on the ‘Fifth (5th) anniversary of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the Algiers Process: Necessity to enhance the support to Malians in order to accelerate the implementation and the ownership of the Agreement’;

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 933rd meeting of the PSC held on 23 June 2020, on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-933rd-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-23-june-2020-on-youth-peace-and-securityCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 933rd meeting held on 23 June 2020, on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa,

 

The Peace and Security Council, 

 

Taking note of the opening remarks made by the Permanent Representative of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the AU and PSC Chairperson for the month of June 2020, Ambassador Salah Francis Elhamdi; the statement of the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, read on his behalf by the AU Director for Peace and Security, Dr. Admore Mupoki Kambudzi; presentation, by the Chairperson of the PSC Committee of Experts for the month of June 2020, of the Report of Consultative Meeting of the PSC Committee of Experts held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 17 to 19 December 2019, pursuant to the decision of the PSC adopted at its 895th meeting, open session, held on 15 November 2019; as well as the presentation by the Coordinator of the Study on the Roles and Contributions of the Youth to Seace and Security in Africa, Professor Charles Ukeje;

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<![CDATA[Statement by his Excellency Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week, UNOCT 10 July 2020]]>/en/article/statement-by-his-excellency-ambassador-smail-chergui-au-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-virtual-counter-terrorism-week  

                                                                                              CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY

STATEMENT BY His Excellency AMBASSADOR SMAÏL CHERGUI,

AU COMMISSIONER FOR PEACE AND SECURITY

   

Virtual Counter-Terrorism Week

Interactive Closing Discussion

Member States’ Counter-Terrorism Priorities in the Post COVID-19 Environment and Synergies and Complementarities between the COVID-19 and the Counter-Terrorism Agenda

 

10 July 2020

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<![CDATA[ Briefing by His Excellency Ambassador Smail Chergui Commissioner for Peace and Security at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council, on Libya, 8 july 2020 ]]>/en/article/briefing-by-his-excellency-ambassador-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-at-the-meeting-of-the-united-nations-security-council-on-libya-8-july-2020Mister President,

Distinguished Members of the Security Council,

I want to thank you, Minister Maas, and indeed, the Security Council for convening this important meeting on the situation in Libya. This is a testimony once again of the determination of Germany to sustain the current momentum in the search of a durable solution to the ongoing instable situations as you successfully did by organising the Sudan Partnership Conference on 25 June 2020 to ensure a safe political and economic transition in this country.

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<![CDATA[Communiqué for the 936th meeting of the PSC held on 10 July 2020, on the situation in the Central African Republic]]>/en/article/communique-for-the-936th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-10-july-2020-on-the-situation-in-the-central-african-republicThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 936th meeting, held on 10 July 2020, adopted the following decision on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR):

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 931st meeting of the PSC held on 17 June 2020, on the situation in Sudan ]]>/en/article/communique-de-la-931eme-reunion-tenue-le-17-juin-2020-sur-la-situation-au-soudanCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 931st meeting held on 17 June 2020, on the situation in Sudan,

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2020-06-26 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-de-la-931eme-reunion-tenue-le-17-juin-2020-sur-la-situation-au-soudan
<![CDATA[Press Release: The African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) Holds the Sixth Meeting of its Steering Committee ]]>/en/article/press-release-the-african-union-mechanism-for-police-cooperation-afripol-holds-the-sixth-meeting-of-its-steering-committeeAlgiers, Algeria – 25 June 2020: The Steering Committee of AFRIPOL was held, virtually, on 25th June 2020. The meeting was attended by the Chiefs of Police from Algeria, as Chair and President of the General Assembly, Uganda as First Vice President, Nigeria as Second Vice President,–Central African Republic as Third Vice President and Zambia as Rapporteur. Also in attendance were the Chairs of the Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organizations (CAPCCO, EAPCCO, SARPCCO, WAPCCO), the North African Regional Capability (NARC), African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui; and Executive Director of AFRIPOL.

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 930th meeting of the PSC held on 11 June 2020, in Commemoration of the African Border Day within the framework of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-930th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-june-2020-in-commemoration-of-the-african-border-day-within-the-framework-of-the-au-master-roadmap-of-practical-steps-to-silence-the-guns-in-africa-by-the-year-2020COMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 930th meeting held on 11 June 2020, in Commemoration of the African Border Day within the framework of the AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020,

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2020-06-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-930th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-june-2020-in-commemoration-of-the-african-border-day-within-the-framework-of-the-au-master-roadmap-of-practical-steps-to-silence-the-guns-in-africa-by-the-year-2020
<![CDATA[Statement by H.E. Amb. Smail Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security, on the commemoration of the African Border Day + within the framework of the AU Master Roadmap On Silencing the Guns]]>/en/article/statement-by-h-e-amb-smail-chergui-commissioner-for-peace-and-security-on-the-commemoration-of-the-african-border-day-within-the-framework-of-the-au-master-roadmap-on-silencing-the-gunsDistinguished Members of the Council,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me, at the outset, to express my gratitude to you Mr. Chairperson and to the Members of the Peace and Security Council for convening this virtual meeting to commemorate African Border Day within the framework of the AU Master Roadmap on Silencing the Guns in Africa.

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<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 929th meeting of the PSC held on 2 June 2020, on the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian truce in Africa within the framework of the AU Roadmap for Silencing the guns in the context of COVID-19]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-929th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-2-june-2020-on-the-cessation-of-hostilities-and-humanitarian-truce-in-africa-within-the-framework-of-the-au-roadmap-for-silencing-the-guns-in-the-context-of-covid-19                                                               COMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 929th meeting held on 2 June 2020, on the cessation of hostilities and humanitarian truce in Africa within the framework of the AU Roadmap for Silencing the guns in the context of COVID-19,

The Peace and Security Council,

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2020-06-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-929th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-2-june-2020-on-the-cessation-of-hostilities-and-humanitarian-truce-in-africa-within-the-framework-of-the-au-roadmap-for-silencing-the-guns-in-the-context-of-covid-19
<![CDATA[Press Release: African Union calls for redoubling of efforts to silence the guns in Africa ]]>/en/article/press-release-african-union-calls-for-redoubling-of-efforts-to-silence-the-guns-in-africaAddis Ababa, 8 June 2020: The Series of a Virtual Conference, which commenced on 25 May 2020 in commemoration of Africa Day and ended on 8 June 2020, were convened by the Peace and Security Department in collaboration with the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, to give impetus to the efforts towards campaign on silencing the guns in Africa. The Conference was also aimed at highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges in the implementation of the AU theme of the year: “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development”. Additionally, the series were designed to accentuate the necessity for partnership among Member States, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, management and Resolution (RECs/RMs), United Nations (UN), civil society organizations (CSOs) and the private sector in the implementation of AU Master Roadmap of Practical Steps to Silence the Guns in Africa (AUMR).

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<![CDATA[Communique of the 928th PSC meeting held on 27 May 2020, on the Impact of COVID-19 on Living Together in Peace ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-928th-psc-meeting-held-on-27-may-2020-on-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-living-together-in-peaceCOMMUNIQUÉ

 

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 928th meeting held on 27 May 2020, on the impact of COVID-19 on living together in peace,

The Peace and Security Council,

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2020-06-10 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-928th-psc-meeting-held-on-27-may-2020-on-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-living-together-in-peace