• Report of the Field Mission of the Peace and Security Council to South Sudan, Conducted from 23 to 26 June 2023.

    Report of the Field Mission of the Peace and Security Council to South Sudan, Conducted from 23 to 26 June 2023. Peace and Security Council The report of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union mission to South Sudan was adopted at the 1219th PSC meeting on 28 June 2024. The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union undertook a field mission to South Sudan from June 23 to 26, 2024, led by H.E. Ambassador Rebecca Otengo Amuge. The mission aimed to assess the political, security, economic, and humanitarian situation in the country, particularly focusing on the progress of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) and the preparations for the December 2024 elections. The delegation engaged extensively with various stakeholders, including government officials, political parties, civil society, and international partners. They gathered critical information to inform the PSC’s decisions on supporting South Sudan in completing its transition by February 2025, as stipulated in the August 2022 Roadmap.

  • Communiqué of the 1219th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 28 June 2024 on Consideration and Adoption of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to South Sudan, conducted from 23 to 26 June 2024.

    Communiqué of the 1219th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 28 June 2024 on Consideration and Adoption of the Report of the PSC Field Mission to South Sudan, conducted from 23 to 26 June 2024. Peace and Security Council The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union at its 1219th meeting on 28 June 2024, adopted the report of its recent field mission to South Sudan, highlighting the efforts of the Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) in advancing the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). The Council commended the South Sudanese leadership for their dedication to peace and reaffirmed the AU's solidarity with South Sudan's aspirations for enduring peace and stability. The Council called for enhanced support for South Sudan to address intercommunal violence and urged the lifting of international sanctions to facilitate the ongoing peace efforts.

  • Communiqué of the 1219th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 28 June 2024, on the Declaration of the High-Level African Counter-Terrorism Meeting.

    Communiqué of the 1219th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 28 June 2024, on the Declaration of the High-Level African Counter-Terrorism Meeting.; Theme: Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism in Africa, held from 22 to 23 April 2024, in Abuja, Nigeria. Peace and Security Council The Council endorsed the Declaration of the High-Level African Counter-Terrorism Meeting on the Theme: Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism in Africa, held from 22 to 23 April 2024, in Abuja, and welcomed the decision to upgrade the Nigerian National Counter-Terrorism Centre in Abuja to a Regional Counter–Terrorism Centre.

  • Communiqué of the 1218th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 21 June 2024 on the situation in Sudan.

    Communiqué of the 1218th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 21 June 2024 on the situation in Sudan. Peace and Security Council At its 1218th meeting, the African Union Peace and Security Council on Heads of State and Government (HosG) level adopted a communique regarding Sudan, reiterating its commitment to Sudan's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Council strongly condemned the ongoing conflict and its human rights violations, demanding an immediate ceasefire and prioritization of Sudanese interests by all parties involved. It expressed deep concern over the dire humanitarian situation and ongoing violence, emphasizing that a sustainable solution requires inclusive dialogue.

  • Communiqué of the 1217th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 20 June 2024 on the Joint Strategic Assessment for the Post-ATMIS Security Arrangement for an AU-Led Mission in Somalia

    Communiqué of the 1217th Meeting of the Peace and Security Council held on 20 June 2024 on the Joint Strategic Assessment for the Post-ATMIS Security Arrangement for an AU-Led Mission in Somalia Peace and Security Council At its 1217th meeting, the African Union Peace and Security Council strongly reiterated its commitment to Somalia's sovereignty, emphasizing support for the Federal Government's efforts against ongoing security threats, notably from Al Shabaab. The communiqué endorses the strategic transition from ATMIS to a sustainable AU-led mission with a strong political mandate that responds to Somalia’s political and security realities and provides realistic timelines tailored to Somalia’s requirements. It highlights the importance of a managed security transition to avoid capability gaps and ensure regional stability, calling for continued global partnership in Somalia’s journey towards durable peace and security.