posted on Fri 18 Mar 2011 8:07 PM
Insights on Somalia Piracy

Russia’s draft Somalia piracy resolution is still being negotiated among P5 members and has yet to be circulated to the wider Council membership. However, having had bilateral consultations with Russia, the elected members appear to be content to let the P5 work out their differences at this stage.

On Monday the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia will be meeting and there may be more movement on the draft resolution following this meeting. It is possible that a draft could be circulated to all Council members by the end of the week.

As most elected members appear to be generally supportive of the draft resolution, once the P5 have agreed on the text it is expected to move quickly to being adopted.