UN Documents for Piracy

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
31 May 2022 S/RES/2634 This resolution was on piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea.
3 December 2021 S/RES/2608 This renewed the anti-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia for three months.
4 December 2019 S/RES/2500 This was a resolution renewing the counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia for 12 months.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
9 August 2021 S/PRST/2021/15 This presidential statement reaffirmed that international law, as reflected in UNCLOS, sets out the legal framework applicable to activities in the oceans and encouraged member states to continue building and strengthening their capacities to enhance maritime security, including against piracy and armed robbery at sea, terrorist activities, and transnational organized crime.
26 April 2016 S/PRST/2016/4 This was a presidential statement which encouraged regional states, regional organisations and international partners to make fully operational the Gulf of Guinea counter-piracy mechanisms as soon as possible.
14 August 2013 S/PRST/2013/13 This presidential statement regarding piracy in the Gulf of Guinea welcomed the summit on maritime safety and security and stressed the importance of regional coordination for counter-piracy efforts.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
1 November 2022 S/2022/818 This was a Secretary-General's report on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
3 November 2021 S/2021/920 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on the situation regarding piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia.
8 November 2019 S/2019/867 This report was on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
18 November 2022 S/2022/872 This was a PBC letter of advice for the Council's 22 November briefing on Gulf of Guinea piracy.
12 August 2022 S/2021/722 This letter contained the record of briefing and statements from a August videoconference open debate on maritime security.
4 December 2020 S/2020/1170 This was the announcement of the conclusion of the written voting procedure on resolution 2554.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
22 November 2022 S/PV.9198 This was a briefing on Gulf of Guinea piracy.
31 May 2022 S/PV.9050 This contained the explanation of votes on resolution 2634 on Gulf of Guinea piracy.
5 February 2019 S/PV.8457 This was a Council debate on transnational organised crime at sea.