UN Documents for Piracy
|Selected Security Council Resolutions
|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
|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
|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
|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
|21 June 2023 S/PV.9355
|This was a briefing on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea to mark the tenth anniversary of the “Yaoundé Code of Conduct”.
|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.