Peace and Security Department, African Union, ending conflicts and sustaining peace in Africahttp://www.peaceau.org/Peace and Security, African Union, RSS FeedenWednesday 07 December 2022 Wednesday 07 December 2022 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[Expert Meetings on Integrating the ACDEG into the Curricula of African Union Member States; The African Union's pedagogical tool for Rule of Law actors; And the Roadmap for the AU Guidelines on Constitutional Amendments]]>/en/article/expert-meetings-on-integrating-the-acdeg-into-the-curricula-of-african-union-member-states-the-african-union-s-pedagogical-tool-for-rule-of-law-actors-and-the-roadmap-for-the-au-guidelines-on-constitutional-amendments-1As part of its mandate to promote the rule of law and constitutionalism in Africa, the Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security organized three expert meetings in Kinshasa, DRC from November 28 to 30, 2022.

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2022-12-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/expert-meetings-on-integrating-the-acdeg-into-the-curricula-of-african-union-member-states-the-african-union-s-pedagogical-tool-for-rule-of-law-actors-and-the-roadmap-for-the-au-guidelines-on-constitutional-amendments-1
<![CDATA[The African Union Commission convenes the Joint Committee Meeting to work out a Comprehensive implementation plan for the disarmament of light weapons in the Tigray Region ]]>/en/article/the-african-union-commission-convenes-the-joint-committee-meeting-to-work-out-a-comprehensive-implementation-plan-for-the-disarmament-of-light-weapons-in-the-tigray-regionAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, 01 December 2022:  The African Union Commission (AU) convenes the Joint Committee Meeting in Shire, Tigray region on the Implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) of 2 November 2022. The meeting is consistent with the Declaration of the Senior Commanders, which called for the establishment of a comprehensive implementation plan for the disarmament of light weapons. The Joint Committee is made up of representatives of the FDRE, the TPLF and the African Union.

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2022-12-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-african-union-commission-convenes-the-joint-committee-meeting-to-work-out-a-comprehensive-implementation-plan-for-the-disarmament-of-light-weapons-in-the-tigray-region
<![CDATA[Sixth (6th) African Union-United Nations Annual Conference, Addis Ababa, 1st December 2022]]>/en/article/sixth-6th-african-union-united-nations-annual-conference-addis-ababa-1st-december-20221. On 1 December 2022, the African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, held the 6th African Union-United Nations Annual Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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2022-12-01 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/sixth-6th-african-union-united-nations-annual-conference-addis-ababa-1st-december-2022
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 1121st Meeting of the Peace and Security Council, Held on 11 November 2022 on Consideration of the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the Situation in Chad.]]>/en/article/press-statement-the-peace-and-security-council-psc-of-the-african-union-au-at-its-1121st-meeting-held-on-11-november-2022-considered-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-chadPRESS STATEMENT

 

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1121st meeting held on 11 November 2022, considered the Report of the Chairperson of the Commission on the situation in Chad.

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2022-11-30 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-statement-the-peace-and-security-council-psc-of-the-african-union-au-at-its-1121st-meeting-held-on-11-november-2022-considered-the-report-of-the-chairperson-of-the-commission-on-the-situation-in-chad
<![CDATA[The Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts Undertakes a Solidarity Mission to Mozambique to Advocate for the Rights of Children in Conflict Situations ]]>/en/article/the-africa-platform-on-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts-undertakes-a-solidarity-mission-to-mozambique-to-advocate-for-the-rights-of-children-in-conflict-situationsThe Africa Platform on Children Affected by Armed Conflicts (AP CAAC) is undertaking a solidarity mission to Mozambique from 28 to 30 November 2022 to advocate for children's rights in conflict situations. The mission aims to support the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Mozambique and other stakeholders to promote the welfare of children affected by armed conflicts, provide a high-level platform to build on efforts rallying international support for the children in Mozambique, and to provide technical support to stakeholders towards enhancing the rights and welfare of children in conflict situations. The mission is in line with the objectives of the AP CAAC, to engage and sustain advocacy for the protection of children in conflict and humanitarian situations on the continent.

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2022-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-africa-platform-on-children-affected-by-armed-conflicts-undertakes-a-solidarity-mission-to-mozambique-to-advocate-for-the-rights-of-children-in-conflict-situations
<![CDATA[African Union Deploys a Special Pre-Electoral Political Mission ahead of the 2023 General Elections to Nigeria ]]>/en/article/african-union-deploys-a-special-pre-electoral-political-mission-ahead-of-the-2023-general-elections-to-nigeriaThe Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union Commission deployed a Special Pre-electoral Political Mission from 26 November 2022 to 4 December 2022 to Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.  The SPPM is led by H.E. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa and Member of the AU Panel of the Wise. It consists of Hon. Chief Fortune Charumbira, President of Pan-African Parliament, AUC staff and independent electoral experts.

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2022-11-29 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-deploys-a-special-pre-electoral-political-mission-ahead-of-the-2023-general-elections-to-nigeria
<![CDATA[African Union and Partners Organize the 3rd African Union – European Union Transitional Justice Seminar]]>/en/article/african-union-and-partners-organize-the-3rd-african-union-european-union-transitional-justice-seminarThe Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union (AU) Commission, together with the European Union (EU) and the German Cooperation (GIZ), are organizing the third edition of the AU-EU Transitional Justice Seminar under the theme, “Effective Implementation of Transitional Justice Mechanisms: Challenges and Prospects in Africa and Europe”. The seminar aims to promote the effective implementation of transitional justice mechanisms in the two continents by sharing past and current experiences.

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2022-11-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-and-partners-organize-the-3rd-african-union-european-union-transitional-justice-seminar
<![CDATA[Communique: Mini-Summit on Peace and Security in the Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo]]>/en/article/communique-mini-summit-on-peace-and-security-in-the-eastern-region-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congoCommunique: Mini-Summit on Peace and Security in the Eastern Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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2022-11-23 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-mini-summit-on-peace-and-security-in-the-eastern-region-of-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
<![CDATA[The 7th AU Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies urges Member States to Support the Strengthening of EMBs’ Institutional Resilience]]>/en/article/the-7th-au-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies-urges-member-states-to-support-the-strengthening-of-embs-institutional-resilienceThe 7th African Union (AU) Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) which was convened on the theme, "Building Resilience of Election Management Bodies to Safeguard Democracy in Africa", was concluded on a high note with consensus for the strengthening of EMBs. The meeting, which was held from 14 to 15 November 2022 in Maputo, Mozambique, called for more EMBs' resilience in responding to emerging and persistent multi-risks and emergencies to manage elections in conformity with international and continental democratic normative standards.

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2022-11-22 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-7th-au-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies-urges-member-states-to-support-the-strengthening-of-embs-institutional-resilience
<![CDATA[The AU Champion on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development H.E Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, called on all the stakeholders to support peacebuilding activities in Africa, in a statement issued in commemoration of the 2nd AU PCRD Awareness Week]]>/en/article/the-au-champion-on-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-h-e-abdel-fattah-el-sisi-president-of-the-arab-republic-of-egypt-called-on-all-the-stakeholders-to-support-peacebuilding-activities-in-africa-in-a-statement-issued-in-commemoration-of-the-2The African Union's commemoration of the second edition of the Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development Awareness Week, under the theme "Towards Repositioning Post-Conflict Reconstruction & Development in Africa: Greater Awareness & Sustained Peacebuilding,"sheds light on the attention we all attach to this important topic, as this edition coincides with the increasing challenges and crises at the regional and international levels. It also highlights the importance of strengthening our joint efforts to implement the pillars of the PCRD Policy in countries that have witnessed conflicts, through various tools, on top of which is support for national institutions, strengthening the rules and foundations of good governance, and developing ways to sustain peace, in order to prevent relapse into conflicts.

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2022-11-21 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-au-champion-on-post-conflict-reconstruction-and-development-h-e-abdel-fattah-el-sisi-president-of-the-arab-republic-of-egypt-called-on-all-the-stakeholders-to-support-peacebuilding-activities-in-africa-in-a-statement-issued-in-commemoration-of-the-2
<![CDATA[Communique of the 1120th meeting of the PSC, held on 9 November 2022, on the Inaugural Engagement between the Peace and Security Council and the AU Commission on International Law]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1120th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-november-2022-on-the-inaugural-engagement-between-the-peace-and-security-council-and-the-au-commission-on-international-lawCOMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1120th meeting, held on 9 November 2022, on the Inaugural Engagement between the Peace and Security Council and the AU Commission on International Law:

The Peace and Security Council,

Recalling the AU Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection (Malabo Convention) and Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.1097.1 (2022)], adopted at its 1097th meeting held on 4 August 2022, on Emerging Technologies and New Media: Impact on Democratic Governance, Peace and Security in Africa; Decision [Ext./Assembly/AU/Dec/(XVI)] adopted by the 16th Extraordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government on Terrorism and Unconstitutional Changes of Government held on 28 May 2022, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, as well as all its previous decisions and pronouncements on cyber-security; 

Deeply concerned about the malicious use of information and communication technologies and increasing incidents of hostile cyber-activities undertaken by state and non-state actors in times of peace and during armed conflicts, including the targeting of government institutions and public infrastructure; the spread of misinformation and disinformation, subversive activities and interferences with national government processes such as elections, the promotion of ideologies of hate and hate speech;

Mindful of the deliberations and outcomes of the United Nations (UN) Group of Governmental Experts on Advancing Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace in the Context of International Security and the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Developments in the Field of Information Telecommunications in the Context of International Security;    

Noting the opening statement made by H.E. Ambassador Emilia Ndinelao Mkusa, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the Africa Union and Chairperson of the PSC for November 2022, and the statement by Dr. Al Haji Sarjo Bah on behalf of H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; also noting the statement by Dr. Guy-Fleury Ntwari, the AU Legal Counsel;  the statement by Professor Hajer Gueldich, Chairperson of the AU Commission on International Law and the  presentation by Professor Dr. Mohamed Helal, member of the African Union Commission on International Law and Special Rapporteur on the Prohibition on Intervention in the Internal and External Affairs of States; and

 

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2022-11-18 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1120th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-november-2022-on-the-inaugural-engagement-between-the-peace-and-security-council-and-the-au-commission-on-international-law
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1120th meeting of the PSC, held on 9 November 2022, on the Briefing on the Agreement for Lasting Peace through Permanent Cessation of Hostilities between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1120th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-9-november-2022-on-the-briefing-on-the-agreement-for-lasting-peace-through-permanent-cessation-of-hostilities-between-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-people-s-liberation-fronCOMMUNIQUÉ

Adopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1120th meeting, held on 9 November 2022, on the Briefing on the Agreement for Lasting Peace through Permanent Cessation of Hostilities between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF):

The Peace and Security Council,

Recalling Communique [PSC/PR/COMM.1097 (2022)] adopted at its 1097th meeting held on 4 August 2022 and Press Statement [PSC/PR/PS.1115 (2022)] adopted at its 1115th meeting held on 21 October 2022, respectively, on the situation in the Horn of Africa and the AU-led Peace Process for Ethiopia;

Determined to ensure the effectiveness of African solutions to African problems and to silence the guns in Africa by the Year 2030, in order to create conducive conditions for the realization of the aspirations of AU Agenda 2063;

Reaffirming the unwavering commitment of the AU to fully respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and national unity of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, in line with the AU Constitutive Act; as well as to support all efforts aimed at restoring durable peace, security and stability in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region as a whole;

Noting the opening remarks made by H.E. Ambassador Emilia Ndinelao Mkusa, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the Africa Union and Chairperson of the PSC for November 2022, and the statements by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and AU High Representative for the Horn of Africa;  Ms. Nardos Ayalew Belay, Acting Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the AU, as well as the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD); and

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<![CDATA[Statement by His Excellency Bankole Adeoye Commissioner for Political Affairs Peace and Security on the 7th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies]]>/en/article/statement-by-his-excellency-bankole-adeoye-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-the-7th-annual-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies14-15 November 2022

Maputo, Mozambique

 The Minister of State Administration and Public Services, Representing His Excellency Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique

The Right Reverend Carlos Simao Matsinhe, Chairperson of National Electoral Commission of Mozambique and host of the 7th Continental Forum of EMBs

President of the General Assembly of the Association of African Electoral Authorities

Distinguished Chairpersons of Election Management Bodies of the AU Member States

Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organisations accredited to the Republic of Mozambique

Distinguished Participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is a great pleasure for the African Union Commission to co-host this important continental gathering of African Election Management Bodies in collaboration with the Association of African Electoral Authorities and the National Electoral Commission of Mozambique. Since the 6th EMBs Forum in Kenya held in 2019, it is the first time we are congregating in the post COVID-19 pandemic era. It is my hope we are going to sustain the renewed momentum of African peer-learning in election management.

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2022-11-15 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/statement-by-his-excellency-bankole-adeoye-commissioner-for-political-affairs-peace-and-security-the-7th-annual-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies
<![CDATA[COMMUNIQUE OF THE INAUGURAL JOINT RETREAT OF THE AFRICAN PEER REVIEW PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS AND THE AFRICAN UNION PANEL OF THE WISE ]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-inaugural-joint-retreat-of-the-african-pear-review-panel-of-eminent-persons-and-the-african-union-panel-of-the-wise1. The Inaugural Joint Retreat of the African Peer Review (APR) Panel of Eminent Persons and the African Union (AU) Panel of the Wise was held on 13th November 2022 in eThekwini, Republic of South Africa. The meeting was Co-Chaired by H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, Chairperson of the AU Panel of the Wise, and Former President of the Republic of Burundi and H.E. Dr. Abdoulie Janneh, Vice-Chairperson of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons.

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2022-11-13 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-inaugural-joint-retreat-of-the-african-pear-review-panel-of-eminent-persons-and-the-african-union-panel-of-the-wise
<![CDATA[Senior Commanders Meeting between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) agree to facilitate unhindered humanitarian access. ]]>/en/article/senior-commanders-meeting-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplf-agree-to-facilitate-unhindered-humanitarian-accessNairobi, Kenya, 12 November 2022:  The African Union Commission concludes the Meeting of Senior Commanders following the signing of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) on 2 November 2022.

 

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2022-11-12 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/senior-commanders-meeting-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplf-agree-to-facilitate-unhindered-humanitarian-access
<![CDATA[African Union Commission Convenes 7th Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies to Foster Institutional Resilience ]]>/en/article/african-union-commission-convenes-7th-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies-to-foster-institutional-resilienceThe Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department (DPAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Association of African Electoral Authorities (AAEA), will organize the 7th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) as part of its mandate to advance democratic and participatory governance in Africa. The meeting, which will hold under the theme: "Building Resilience of Election Management Bodies to Safeguard Democracy in Africa", from 14 – 15 November 2022, will be followed by a General Assembly of the AAEA on 16th November 2022 in Maputo, Mozambique. The 7th Edition of the EMBs Forum will be graced by Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, and formally launched by His Excellency Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique.

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2022-11-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-commission-convenes-7th-continental-forum-of-election-management-bodies-to-foster-institutional-resilience
<![CDATA[Communique of the 1121st meeting of the PSC, held on 11 November 2022, on the Consideration of the Request of the Federal Government of Somalia to extend Phase 1 of ATMIS operational timelines]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1121st-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-november-2022-on-the-consideration-of-the-request-of-the-federal-government-of-somalia-to-extend-phase-1-of-atmis-operational-timelinesAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1121st meeting, held on 11 November 2022, on the Consideration of the Request of the Federal Government of Somalia to extend Phase 1 of ATMIS operational timelines.

The Peace and Security Council,

Recalling Communiqué [PSC/PR/COMM.1068 (2022)] adopted at its 1068th meeting held on 8 March 2022 on the Reconfiguration of the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which authorized the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) to replace AMISOM, and the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2628(2022), which authorized the reconfiguration of AMISOM into ATMIS;

Noting the opening statement by H.E. Ambassador Emilia Ndinelao Mkusa, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Namibia to the Africa Union and Chairperson of the PSC for November 2022, and the briefings presented by H.E. Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security; Ms. Fiona Lortan, Interim Special Representative of the Chairperson of the Commission for Somalia and Acting Head of ATMIS; as well as the statements by Mr. Hussein Sheikh-Ali, National Security Adviser of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and by H.E. Birgitte Markussen, Ambassador of the European Union to the AU;

Reaffirming AU’s solidarity with the people and the Government of Somalia in their aspirations for durable peace, security, stability, and prosperity, for the benefit of the region and the Continent as a whole;

Reiterating the unwavering commitment of AU to support the delivery of the ATMIS mandate, and 

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2022-11-11 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1121st-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-11-november-2022-on-the-consideration-of-the-request-of-the-federal-government-of-somalia-to-extend-phase-1-of-atmis-operational-timelines
<![CDATA[Media Advisory: Launch of African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework (AUCF) project]]>/en/article/media-advisory-launch-of-african-union-compliance-and-accountability-framework-aucf-projectWhat: Launch of African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework (AUCF) project for enhancing the African Union Peace Support Operations’ compliance with International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law and Conduct and Discipline is a tripartite AU-EU-UN project. Its targets include but are not limited to the African Union Commission (AUC), AU Member States, in particular Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs), uniformed and civilian personnel of the PSOs, as well as beneficiaries such as host country populations, including youth and women. The OHCHR is the UN implementing partner under the African Union Compliance and Accountability Framework Project.

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<![CDATA[Senior Commanders Meeting on the Implementation of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF)]]>/en/article/senior-commanders-meeting-on-the-implementation-of-the-cessation-of-hostilities-agreement-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplfNairobi, Kenya, 7 November 2022:  The African Union Commission convenes the Senior Commanders’ Meeting following the signing of the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). Today’s meeting, is consistent with Article 6 (d) of the recently signed Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), wherein the parties agreed to organize a meeting of senior commanders within 5 days from the signing of the Agreement to discuss and work out detailed modalities on its implementation including, disarmament issues, taking into account the security situation on the ground. 

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2022-11-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/senior-commanders-meeting-on-the-implementation-of-the-cessation-of-hostilities-agreement-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplf
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1119th meeting of the PSC, held on 7 November 2022 on the topic: Situation in Mozambique and the Operations of Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM).]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1119th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-7-november-2022-on-the-topic-situation-in-mozambique-and-the-operations-of-southern-african-development-community-mission-in-mozambique-samimAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 1119th Ministerial Meeting held on 7 November 2022, on the Situation in Mozambique and Operations of the Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM): 

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2022-11-07 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1119th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-on-7-november-2022-on-the-topic-situation-in-mozambique-and-the-operations-of-southern-african-development-community-mission-in-mozambique-samim
<![CDATA[The Inaugural Lessons Learned Forum on AU Peace Support Operations and the African Standby Force kicks off in Abuja ]]>/en/article/the-inaugural-lessons-learned-forum-on-au-peace-support-operations-and-the-african-standby-force-kicks-off-in-abujaThe Forum is to addresses a workable and practical way forward to achieve financing of AU-led PSOs

The Protocol relating to the establishment of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (2002) embraces an expanded and comprehensive agenda for peace and security. This includes conflict prevention, early warning and preventive diplomacy, mediation and peace-making, peace support operations and post-conflict reconstruction and development, as well as support to humanitarian assistance and disaster management. Accordingly, the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) was established as a comprehensive institutional framework to drive Africa’s normative agenda for the prevention, response and management of crisis situations in Africa. In this regard, AU Peace Support Operations (PSOs) serve as a process undertaken to assist countries affected by crises and conflicts in ensuring stability and facilitating sustainable peace.

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2022-11-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/the-inaugural-lessons-learned-forum-on-au-peace-support-operations-and-the-african-standby-force-kicks-off-in-abuja
<![CDATA[Press Statement of the 1118th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council, Held on 3 November 2022 to an Open Session on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa]]>/en/article/press-statement-of-the-1118th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-held-on-3-november-2022-to-an-open-session-on-youth-peace-and-security-in-africaThe Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) dedicated its 1118th meeting, held on 3 November 2022, to an Open Session on Youth, Peace and Security in Africa.

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2022-11-03 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/press-statement-of-the-1118th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-held-on-3-november-2022-to-an-open-session-on-youth-peace-and-security-in-africa
<![CDATA[Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) ]]>/en/article/cessation-of-hostilities-agreement-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplfPretoria South Africa, 2 November 2022: The African Union (AU) High Representative for the Horn of Africa, H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, together with the other members of the High-Level Panel for the AU-led Ethiopian Peace Process, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, former President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, and member of the AU Panel of the Wise, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the Ethiopian Peace Talks in Pretoria, South Africa. The Talks, between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), which were launched on 25 October 2022, sought to secure a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement between the parties, paving the way for the restoration of peace, security and stability in the Tigray Region.

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2022-11-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/cessation-of-hostilities-agreement-between-the-government-of-the-federal-democratic-republic-of-ethiopia-and-the-tigray-peoples-liberation-front-tplf
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1117th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council, Held on 2 November 2022 on Updated Briefing on the Situation in Sudan.]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1117th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-held-on-2-november-2022-on-updated-briefing-on-the-situation-in-sudanAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1117th meeting held on 2 November 2022, on the Updated Briefing on the Situation in Sudan:

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2022-11-02 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1117th-meeting-of-the-peace-and-security-council-held-on-2-november-2022-on-updated-briefing-on-the-situation-in-sudan
<![CDATA[Desk-to-Desk Consultations between ECOWAS and AU PAPS held in Abuja]]>/en/article/desk-to-desk-consultations-between-ecowas-and-au-paps-held-in-abujaAbuja, Nigeria, October 31, 2022: The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), through their respective Departments for Political Affairs, Peace and Security met on 31st October 2022 at the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja. The two departments exchanged views on the state of implementation of the continental and regional normative instruments and frameworks on democracy, peace and security. They also discussed the security challenges currently facing the continent, as well as political transitions underway. They further deliberated on mechanisms for closer collaboration, joint horizon scanning, intervention and messaging.

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2022-10-31 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/desk-to-desk-consultations-between-ecowas-and-au-paps-held-in-abuja
<![CDATA[Communiqué of the 1116th meeting of the PSC, held at ministerial level, on 31 October 2022 on the topic: the Situation in the Sahel and Guinea:]]>/en/article/communique-of-the-1116th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-ministerial-level-on-31-october-2022-on-the-topic-the-situation-in-the-sahel-and-guineaAdopted by the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) at its 1116th meeting held on 31 October 2022, on the Situation in the Sahel and Guinea:

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2022-10-31 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/communique-of-the-1116th-meeting-of-the-psc-held-at-ministerial-level-on-31-october-2022-on-the-topic-the-situation-in-the-sahel-and-guinea
<![CDATA[African Union Policy Conference Reaffirms Strong Linkages between Peace, Security and Development ]]>/en/article/african-union-policy-conference-reaffirms-strong-linkages-between-peace-security-and-developmentTangier, 28 October 2022: The first African Union (AU) Policy Conference on Promoting the Peace, Security, and Development Nexus concluded yesterday, in Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco, with the reaffirmation of the unwavering commitment to addressing the linkages between the Peace, Security and Development nexus. The Conference also committed to actively promote the triple nexus within the national, regional and continental contexts.

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2022-10-28 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-policy-conference-reaffirms-strong-linkages-between-peace-security-and-development
<![CDATA[TANGIER DECLARATION: Key Conclusions of the African Union Policy Conference on Promoting the Peace, Security and Development nexus in Africa, Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco (25 October - 27 October 2022)]]>/en/article/tangier-declaration-key-conclusions-of-the-african-union-policy-conference-on-promoting-the-peace-security-and-development-nexus-in-africa-tangier-kingdom-of-morocco-25-october-27-october-2022We, the Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), invited AU Member States / Organs / institutions, the Regional Economic Communities as well as the representatives of United Nations, African Development Institutions, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); academia, practitioners, youth and women groups, other stakeholders and development partners, herein referred to as (the Participants) in the African Union (AU) Policy Conference on Promoting the Peace, Security and Development Nexus, held in Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco from 25 to 27 October 2022, REITERATE our commitment to address the growing linkages between peace, security, governance and sustainable development, RENEW our collective search for durable solutions, and REAFFIRM our determination to implement the outcomes of this Conference.

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2022-10-27 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/tangier-declaration-key-conclusions-of-the-african-union-policy-conference-on-promoting-the-peace-security-and-development-nexus-in-africa-tangier-kingdom-of-morocco-25-october-27-october-2022
<![CDATA[Inaugural African Union Policy Conference Casts Spotlight on the Nexus between Peace, Security and Development in Africa]]>/en/article/inaugural-african-union-policy-conference-casts-spotlight-on-the-nexus-between-peace-security-and-development-in-africaTangier, 25 October 2022: The first African Union (AU) Policy Conference on Promoting the Peace, Security, and Development Nexus kicked off today in Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco, amidst reiterated calls for accelerated synergies between the triple nexus to contribute to long-term peace and stability in the African continent.

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2022-10-25 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/inaugural-african-union-policy-conference-casts-spotlight-on-the-nexus-between-peace-security-and-development-in-africa
<![CDATA[African Union and Partners Organize First Ever African Business and Human Rights Forum to Promote Corporate Accountability in Africa]]>/en/article/african-union-and-partners-organize-first-ever-african-business-and-human-rights-forum-to-promote-corporate-accountability-in-africaThe first ever African Business and Human Rights Forum was held in Accra, Ghana, from 12 to 13 October 2022 to take stock of progress and discuss challenges and opportunities for promoting responsible business and human rights conduct and corporate accountability in Africa. It was convened by the African Union (AU) and co-organized by the AU, the United Nations Development Programme, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and GIZ, in close collaboration with local and regional, continental and international actors, such as the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI), and other development partners and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana. 

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2022-10-24 00:00:00 GMTPeace, Security, AfricaKodjo Tchioffo/en/article/african-union-and-partners-organize-first-ever-african-business-and-human-rights-forum-to-promote-corporate-accountability-in-africa