UN Documents for Piracy

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
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.
21 November 2012 S/RES/2077 This resolution renewed for 12 months the authorisation, in place since 2008, for international counter-piracy action to be carried out within Somali territorial waters and on land in Somalia.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
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.
19 November 2012 S/PRST/2012/24 Expressed grave concern about the threat posed by piracy, condemned hostage taking and violence against hostages and called for a continuation of efforts to combat piracy at the national, regional and international levels. It asked the Secretary-General to include in relevant reports to the Council information on ways to advance the international response against piracy.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
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.
21 October 2013 S/2013/623 This was a Secretary-General's report on piracy off the coast of 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.