UN Documents for Piracy

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
4 December 2019 S/RES/2500 This was a resolution renewing the counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia for 12 months.
7 November 2017 S/RES/2383 Renewed for one year authorisation for international naval forces to fight piracy off the coast of Somalia.
18 November 2013 S/RES/2125 This resolution reauthorised anti-piracy measures for Somalia.
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
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.
12 October 2015 S/2015/776 This report of the Secretary-General was on piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia.
16 October 2014 S/2014/740 This was a report of the Secretary-General on piracy in Somalia.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
31 January 2019 S/2019/98 This was a concept note by Equatorial Guinea circulated ahead of a Council debate on transnational organised crime at sea.
6 April 2016 S/2016/321 This was a concept note circulated by Angola, China and Senegal on the open debate on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
6 November 2012 S/2012/814 A concept note circulated by India on key issues for consideration at the 19 November 2012 open debate on piracy as a threat to international peace and security.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
5 February 2019 S/PV.8457 This was a Council debate on transnational organised crime at sea.
6 November 2018 S/PV.8391 This was the meeting during which resolution 2442 was adopted.
7 November 2017 S/PV.8088 This was the meeting at which the Council adopted resolution 2382, renewing counter-piracy measures off the coast of Somalia.