Insights: Piracy

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    Somalia Anti-Piracy Resolution

    Tomorrow (4 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures, which expire on 6 December. As penholder, the US drafted the resolution, which renews the measures with no major changes. The...

    posted on TUE 3 DEC 2019
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    Maritime Crime as a Threat to International Peace and Security: Arria-formula Meeting

    Tomorrow (13 June), there will be an Arria-formula meeting on maritime crime as a threat to international peace and security. The meeting is being organised by Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, the Netherlands, and the US, and moderated by Simone...

    posted on TUE 12 JUN 2018
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    Open Debate and Presidential Statement on Gulf of Guinea Piracy

    On Monday (25 April), the Security Council will have an open debate on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun is expected to brief. The Council will adopt a presidential statement at the meeting....

    posted on FRI 22 APR 2016
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    Piracy Open Debate

    On Monday morning (19 November), at the initiative of India, the Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on piracy as a threat to international peace and security. It is the first time that piracy as a global...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2012
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    Negotiations on a Somalia Piracy Resolution

    Council members began negotiations yesterday (16 November) on a draft resolution on piracy off the coast of Somalia. The draft, which was circulated by the US on Tuesday, would renew the anti-piracy provisions of resolution 1950, which expire on 23...

    posted on THU 17 NOV 2011
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    Adoption of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Resolution

    This afternoon (Monday, 31 October) the Council will adopt a resolution, drafted by Nigeria, expressing its concern about the threat posed by piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea. The draft text was introduced on 19...

    posted on MON 31 OCT 2011
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    Somalia Briefing and Consultations Postponed

    It appears that the briefing on Somalia by B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, initially scheduled for tomorrow (27 October) has been postponed until Monday, 31 October. Apparently the two reports to be considered – a report on Somali...

    posted on WED 26 OCT 2011
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    Somalia Piracy Resolution

    It appears that the Council is now scheduled to vote on Monday morning (24 October) on a Russian draft resolution on Somali piracy. As previously reported by What’s in Blue (14 October), the draft resolution apparently calls for additional measures...

    posted on FRI 21 OCT 2011
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    Gulf of Guinea Piracy Briefing

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 19 October) the Council will be briefed by the Secretary-General on the piracy situation in the Gulf of Guinea. Council members and representatives from members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Economic Community...

    posted on TUE 18 OCT 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    On Tuesday (22 March) Council members had their first meeting at expert level on the Russian draft resolution on Somali piracy. Although the P5 members had been discussing the text for a few weeks this was the first time elected...

    posted on THU 24 MAR 2011
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    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...

    posted on FRI 18 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    There has been some movement on the Somalia piracy resolution. It appears that Russia has now had bilateral consultations with all Council members and a draft could be circulated this week. A number of areas still need to be resolved...

    posted on TUE 15 MAR 2011
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    Insights on the Somalia Piracy Resolution

    Yesterday Russia briefed Council members at the expert level on the draft Somalia piracy resolution it has prepared following Jack Lang’s (the Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia) recommendations in his January report. P5 members have...

    posted on FRI 4 MAR 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    Council members are talking about Somalia piracy once more following the release yesterday of Jack Lang’s report to the Secretary-General identifying addtional steps that could be taken to achieve results in prosecuting piracy. In the report Lang makes it clear...

    posted on THU 20 JAN 2011