AU’s Peace, Security Council Organizes Exhibition as Part of Its 20th Anniversary

Addis Ababa: The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union organized an exhibition at its headquarters in Addis Ababa today in commemorating its 20th Anniversary.

Various officials of the AU were present at the exhibition including Bankole Adeoye, AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Peace and Security.

The exhibition, that depicts humanitarian, peace, and security activities of the council, is part of a series of activities and PSC sessions scheduled from March to December 2024, aimed at assessing the Council’s evolution and its discharge of mandate.The exhibition aims to showcase the African Union Commission’s Humanitarian Action efforts on the continent.

It has created an opportunity for humanitarian agencies to highlight their work in the continent.

Over the years, the PSC has engaged and partnered with various stakeholders to prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts, as well as to address humanitarian situations, according to information obtained from the AU.

In this month of May, the 20t
h anniversary of the official launch of the Peace and Security Council is being commemorated by various events until December 2024.

Throughout the month the significant strides made by the Council for the past 20 years in promoting peace, security and stability across Africa will be reflected, the statement issued by the council stated.

The commemoration will run throughout the whole year of 2024, but the month of May, being the month in which the PSC was officially launched will have the grand activities with the active participation of all AU Member States, AU Organs, Regional Economic Communities/Regional Mechanisms for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution (RECs/RMs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), think tanks, academic institutions, as well as bilateral and multilateral partners.

The celebration presents a unique opportunity for the Council to assess its accomplishments and the challenges faced over the past two decades in discharging its mandate of promoting peace, security and stabilit
y in Africa.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency